Open Carry on Cape Cod…

Have Brush, Will Travel...
Have Brush, Will Travel…

On my last trip to the US, Painting Safari 2016, I decided to Open Carry (my brushes). Now I know that Massachusetts is not a traditional Open Carry state. It is not a crime for license holders, but they have sometimes been known to have their permits revoked. Things are becoming more difficult for painters!  I can’t believe that plein-air painting is even illegal in some parts of Florida.   But I decided to exercise my Constitutional rights, and carry at least one piece out in the open.  I always carry heavy whether concealed or not.

And I always keep my brushes loaded.

Here is a photo of my holster.


In this baby I can carry everything from “cannons” like my Langnickel Royal Sable Short Handled Flat, to “pea-shooters” like the Kolinsky Winsor-Newton, size 0.  With this arsenal I’m ready for anything, because you just never know.

IN THE WOODS©2016 Felice PanagrossoOil on Panel10 x 8 inches
©2016 Felice Panagrosso
Oil on Panel
10 x 8 inches

Until next time,


Current Expositions:  My painting, Fairmount Theater II, is featured at Flux Factory, in Long Island City, New York, now through October 16, 2016.  The show is entitled “Picturing the Unprintable.”

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