Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Recent Paintings of the Southwest, Hudson River School Manner:




Hello all friends, art lovers and collectors of landscape painting!   This is Ellen Perantoni again,  painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School immortals of the nineteenth century.   (Think Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran.)   I learned to love this school of art when I lived and painted in the heart of the Hudson Valley in New York State.  Now that I live in the red rock country of Sedona AZ  I paint the unique red rocks of this region with the same love of natural landscape and its power to evoke feeling and emotion beyond the merely visual. 

I apologize for not having posted here for a while -- but am trying ot make up for it by posting 4 of my recent paintings of Sedona.   The first image is a view from Cathedral Rock near my studio, the second is an intimate view of a rocky trail near Oak Creek in West Sedona, and the third is a view of a rock jumble on Cathedral Rock just after a rare dusting of snow.  Even the clouds have not quite cleared away yet.  The fourth is a view of rock towers near the very summmit of  world famous Cathedral Rock -- at night,  when the moon is low in the sky and looks like a huge brilliant coin.

Each of these paintings is currently in my studio and you can communicate with me about them at eperantoni@yahoo.com  or view more at at www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni

These paintings on stretched canvas are priced in the range of $450. for the smallest to $2900. for the largest  (the last one is the largest).  I also do museum quality framing, by request.

You can also see my paintings locally at The Alt Gallery, Rt. 179, Hillside Plaza, Sedona AZ or at The Marketplace Cafe,  Rt. 179 at Jacks Canyon Rd., Village of Oak Creek AZ.    

If you purchase a painting from my studio from an internet photo you can return it for refund if you are less than delighted.  Most people think my paintings look better in actuality .

Or, I can paint your favorite view as a commission -- at the time of day and time of year you rpefer. 

You can view my art in the studio by appointment as well.   Sedona is a fabulous place to visit and if you would like info about that,  I can offer you suggestions that you will find helpful.

Have a great day!  I would love to ehar from you.

Best, Ellen


Thursday, April 9, 2015

My Open Studio Weekend, April 24-26, 2015


Hello friends, art lovers and blog readers!  This is Ellen Perantoni again, announcing an upcoming open studio at my Sedona AZ studio from April 24-26, that's Friday through Sunday from 10-5.  I look forward to meeting the public and showing them my landscapes in oil and many surprises in prints and oil studies.   Some of the landscapes are views of Sedona and northern Arizona; and some are paintings I did when I lived in the Hudson Valley of New York State.  The classical Hudson River School influence in the latter is obvious.

Oil paintings and studies will range from 4x6" to 24x36", and are priced from under $90. to $3600.
I have Limited Edition prints on paper and canvas, from $30. up.  

I enjoy painting "View Portraits"  of people's favorite views, and can paint these commissioned works at a client's favorite time of day and time of year.  It isn't the season for snow scenes, but I paint those and some people love those most of all.

My open studio will be part of a community wide Open Studios weekend including 51 studios in all.
I can send you a map to the studios if you wish. 

It has been a pleasure having this blog read by people all over the USA and abroad.   And I would be delighted if some of you blog readers came to Sedona so I could meet you at my studio.  Sedona is a fabulous place to visit and you would love the trip. 

Sedona is about 2 hours from Phoenix and other cities in Arizona and a few hours from Las Vegas and parts of California and New Mexico. 

Keep reading (this blog goes back to 2007) and e-mail me at eperantoni@yahoo.com for more info on open studio weekend.   If you can't make it that weekend,  we can make an appointment for you to visit the studio another time.

Best, Ellen



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Petroglyphs Near the Summit

Hello again, art lovers and blog readers!  This is Ellen Perantoni again with a newly finished and framed oil painting of Sedona AZ -- with a difference, a minor excursion into fantasy.  .   I usually paint views pretty much the way they are, in the realistic tradition of Albert Bierstadt and the Hudson River School.  But since coming to Arizona I've become enamoured of the mysterious petroglyphs left by early Native American civilizations.   Petroglyphs (rock paintings) such as those in this view were normally done in caves and protected locations where they would not be exposed to the elements.  But as a creative artist I have here added my own petroglyphs on a rock jumble near the top of Cathedral Rock.

I have been posting art images, art chat and pruchase info in this blog since 2007.   More of my art can be seen on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni and my e-mail address is eperantoni@yahoo.com

This painting can now be seen in my Sedona studio.  It is a 12x16" stretched canvas in a museum quality carved wood frame that brings it to almost 20x24" on the wall.   It is priced at $1000. as framed.

Please let me know if you would like to see more photos of it, such as closeups, or whether you would like to view it at the studio.  I am happy to show my art here by appointment. 

Most people feel my art looks better in actuality, as the depth and detail does not fully show up in digital photos on the Internet.  If you purchase a work from a digital photo without first seeing the original you can send it back for refund within 30 days if you are not delighted.  Most buyers are.

To read more of the se blog posts click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this web page.

Have fun!  I would love to hear from you.

Best, Ellen


Monday, March 9, 2015

My Paintings at The Alt Gallery, Sedona AZ


Hello friends and art lovers, blog readers everywhere!  This is Ellen Perantoni again, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School of the nineteenth century (before there were cameras good enough to capture the way things really look).  I am now living and working in Sedona AZ, and have paintings on display at the Alt Gallery, 671 Route 179, Sedona AZ.

 The Alt  is on the first level of Hillside Plaza,  an inspired construction worth seeing in its own right, for the way in which it is built into the curves of the base of the red rock cliffs. The gallery is open 7 days a week and the phone number is 928-554-7840.

 The gentle sunset pictured above was inspired by the art of Hudson River School master George Inness,  and the sun's track across the still water is a soft luminous gold.   The painting is executed on 11x14" stretched canvas, and in its heavy hardwood frame as pictured it is about 20x24" on the wall.  It is priced at $900.

I hope those of you within reach of Sedona will stop by the Alt.  And I hope those of you far from Sedona -- including those who have followed this blog since I lived in NYS - will consider a visit to Sedona.   It is a landscape of unique beauty, as you can see from my "red rock paintings"  in this blog.

I have been posting art images, art chat and purchase info on this blog since 2007 and you may enjoy reading the other posts going back to that year.  Just click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this web page. 

Have a great week!  Mark at the Alt Gallery would be happy to see you.

 Best, Ellen



Monday, February 23, 2015

Study for "Towers"

Hello, art lovers and blog readers!  This is Ellen Perantoni again,   painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School masters of the nineteenth century.   Having relocated from the east coast to the American southwest,   I still cultivate a nineteenth-century appreciation or every detail of nature's magnificence and when I paint I "want it all".   My e-mail address is eperantoni@yahoo.com   and you can see more of my art on www.artwanted/com/EllenPerantoni   These formations are near the summit of Cathedral Rock in Sedona AZ, which is nearby my home and studio. 

It is common in this area to name rock formations after recognizable forms, and these remind me a little of the dinosaur necks from the movie "Jurassic Park".  In you browse some recent and future posts on this blog you will see more of this anthropomorphism in my art. 

This work is on an 8x10" stretched canvas, currently framed as shown and drying in my studio.  It is priced at $400.  As framed it comes to almost 14x16" on the wall.   I am working on a larger, 24x30" painting of the same subject. 

If you would like to see my art in actuality before purchase,  I would be pleased  to show it by appointment in my studio, which is about 2 hours from Phoenix and a few hours from Las Vegas by car.  Sedona is a fabulous place to visit; you just might fall in love and wind up living here as we did. 

If you purchase a work from a digital photo on the Internet you can return it for refund if you are less than delighted.  Most people think my art looks a lot better in actuality, as you can only appreciate the depth and detail when you are looking at the painting itself. 

References are available from collectors throughout the USA who have purchased my work from my web pages and had it shipped.  I am very experienced in packing and shipping my art.

Have a great week!  I would love to hear from you.

Ellen


Friday, January 9, 2015

Immensity in Sedona

Hello art lovers, friends and blog readers!  This is Ellen Perantoni again, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School painters of the nineteenth century.  Now painting the wonderful red rock landscape of Sedona AZ.   In this harmony of color in the clear air I also endeavor to find a bit of mystery.   The view in this painting is part reality and part imagination as I paint a panorama that extends further than the eye can see.  It is currently drying in my studio.  More of my art can be seen on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni and my e-mail address is eperantoni@yahoo.com

This work is executed on a stretched canvas 12x36" which is 1-1/2" thick, with the view continued onto the sides of the canvas.   It seems to float off the wall directly at the viewer.  This is partly because of the view on the sides  and partly because of the in-depth style in which I paint.   It is priced at $1500.

If you would like to see this or any of my other art at my Sedona studio I will be happy to show it by appointment.  Or, if you purchase a work from a digital Internet photo you can return it for a refund within 30 days if you are less than delighted.  Most people think my art looks a lot better in actuality;  you cannot really appreciate the depth and detail from a digital dot-matrix photo.

To read more posts on this blog, going back to 2007,  please read on.  To see earlier posts click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page. 

Have fun!  I would love to hear from you.

Best, Ellen

Friday, January 2, 2015

Anthropomorphism in Sedona:



       Happy New Year, friends, collectors, all!   This is Ellen Perantoi, painter of the landscape in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School of the nineteenth century, unsurpassed in its reverence for natural beauty.   Now that my home and studio are in the red rock country of Sedona AZ,  I've acquired the local penchant for naming extraordinary rock formations after human and animal forms.   I see the above formations daily on the road from my home into town:  a "face" with an open "mouth" that reminds me of a seventies crooner with lots of hair,, and a frog's face peeking out from the bushes at the crest of a ridge.  These have inspired the two oil paintings above:  "Rock Face along Back O' Beyond Road" and "Frog on Back O'Beyond Road.".

      Both paintings are currently in my studio, just dried and framed.  My e-mail address is eperantoni@yahoo.com  and you can view more of my art on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni

      The "Rock Face" painting is on 12x16" stretched canvas, framed in a tarnished gold wide wood frame as above.  The frame brings it to about 20x24" on the wall.  It is priced $950.  and I would consider a payment plan/respectful offer.   The smaller "Frog" painting is on 10x10" stretched canvas and is about 12x12" as framed, on the wall.  It is priced $475.

      I will be happy to show these and other paintings in my gallery/studio by appointment.  If you purchase a painting from a digital Internet photo without first seeing the original, you can return it for a refund within 30 days if you are less than delighted.  Most people think my paintings look a lot better than the photos, with a lot more depth and detail. 

     I have been posting art on this blog since 2007.  To see more, click on
Older Posts" at the bottom of this page.  I would love to hear from you!

     Very best, Ellen