Painting Safari 2015, Part I


HOUSEBOATS, ILE DE PUTEAUX©2015 Felice PanagrossoOil on Panel9 x 12 inches
©2015 Felice Panagrosso
Oil on Panel
9 x 12 inches

Our Painting Safari began in France this year because we will not arrive in the US until almost August.  But Plein Air painting has begun, with this painting done at Île de Puteaux, west of Paris, where Sam and I play tennis every Sunday morning.  Île de Puteaux is an island in the Seine where houseboats are moored, as they are all along the Seine both within and outside the city limits of Paris.  I’d been intending to get back here with my paintbox instead of my tennis racket and I finally did.

Painting at Bormes-les-Mimosas
Painting at Bormes-les-Mimosas

Two days ago we travelled to the South of France, renting a house for a week near the town of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

We are on the Côte d’Azur, about halfway between Toulon and Saint-Tropez.  Beautiful coastline, delicious grilled fish, olives and Rosé wine.  And unbelievably for someone who  grew up in New England, it almost never rains!  Beautiful beaches dot the coastline from Bormes-les-Mimosas to St Tropez:  La Fossette, Le Lavandou, Layet and Cavalaire-Sur-Mer among others.

Beach at Cavalaire-Sur-Mer
Beach at Cavalaire-Sur-Mer

See you in July…

2 thoughts on “Painting Safari 2015, Part I”

  1. Dear Mr.Panagrosso

    Thank you very much for your summar news. I envy you as you are in Southern France. I have never been to Bormes-les-Mimosas, but the pictures reminded me of our trip there.
    We are in the middle of raining season and this year, I have an impression that it rains more than the average year. Tomoyuki’s term exam starts tomorrow and he studies alot; perhaps tired of it. I will scuba dive with Tomoyuki in August. Please give our best regards to your family.

    • Dear Mr. Shoji,

      Thank you for your email, and best regards to your family as well!

      Sammy says hello to Tomoyuki, and we wish him the best on his exams. Sam is finished with classes this year, except for writing up a “Stage” report. Isabella has graduated from High School and is heading to McGill University in the Fall.

      I’ve seen photos of the rainy season in Tokyo. Despite the rain, it seems very beautiful, I suppose a lot like Paris. I understand the rainy season ends in mid-July?

      Please enjoy your scuba trip! I look forward to speaking with you again…

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