Monday, June 23, 2014

Hillside and Distance, Sedona and Upcoming Painting Demonstration 6/28:

Hello, art lovers and blog readers!  This is Ellen Perantoni again,  painter of the landscape in oil, with a panoramic view of the Sedona red rock country that is representative of all that is lovely here.  Since I moved here several months ago I've been busy capturing  the unique beauty of the extraordinary rock formations, and the wonderful color combinations.  You can see more of my art on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni and my e-mail address is  eperantoni@yahoo.com

This painting is on 8x10" stretched canvas and at present is drying in my studio.  Unframed its price is $500. , and I offer several styles of framing which you can see in my other posts on this blog.

If you would like to see any of my art before purchase,  you are welcome to come to view it here at Back O'Beyond Studio in Sedona.   Contact me for an appointment.  This Saturday at 1pm, I will be having an Open Studio here and giving a painting demonstration of the glazing and layering techniques I often use in creating my art.  Please let me know if you would like to attend and I will  e-mail directions.

If you purchase a work from a digital photo on this blog or one of my other art sites and you are not delighted, you can return it within 30 days for a refund.  Most people think my paintings look better in actuality.  

To read more blog posts, go to the bottom of this page and click on "Older Posts" to read posts going back to 2007.  Prior to this year,  most of my paintings were of Hudson Valley and New England scenes.  A number of those are still available.

 Have fun!  I would love to hear from you.

  Best, ellen

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sunset Silhouettes

Hello, art lovers and blog readers!  This is Ellen Perantoni again,  painter of the landscape in oil, and today I am focusing on the dramatic appearances of  trees against a sunset.  The above paintings are small in size, mostly 11-1/2x13-1/2" on the wall in the museum quality wood frames pictured here.  When the sun is behind an object as it sets, the horizontal rays create the illusion of deliciously intense darks against the fiery clouds.  This is so much fun to paint!  I like these together as a group even more than  individually.  You can see more of my art on  www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni  and my e-mail address is   eperantoni@yahoo.com

The above paintings are all available at this time, and in my studio.  Prices start at $215. including the frames, which would cost at least $75. each at a fine frame shop (some frame shops don't even carry any styles as nice as this. The frame on even the smallest painting shown weighs almost 4 lbs.)

The second painting from the top is an 8x10" canbvas and almost 14x16" on the wall.  It is $398.  as framed.  The fourth painting, in the oval frame, is an 11x14" canvas in a great vintage frame with ovel opening, which is about 16x19" on the wall.  This painting is $498.  as framed, and the silhouettes of the trees seem to shimmer both against the sky and as reflected in the water in teh foreground.

You are welcome to see the paintings before purchase if you like,.  My home and studio are in Sedona AZ , about 100 miles from Phoenix AZ and 140 miles or so from Las Vegas.   I show my art here at Back O' Beyond Studio and Gallery.   Please contact me for appointment and directions.  

If you order a painting from an internet photo without first seeing the original,  you can return it within 30 days for a refund if you are not delighted.    Most people feel my art looks better in actuality, deeper and more detailed.

Have a great week!  And enjoy the other posts in this blog, going back as far as 2007.  Just click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of the page.   

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

    Ellen

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Back O'Beyond Studio, Sedona -- New Home of My Art:

Hello, art lovers and blog readers!   Thsi is Ellen Perantoni again, painter of the landscape in oil.   Almost 6 months ago, I relocated home and studio to Sedona AZ,  location of the world famous red rocks -- "Like living in the Grand Canyon"  is the way one of my neighbors describes it.  And this is what I've been painting.  The panoramic painting to the right of my head in this photo is a view from the gallery part of my studio, where I am sitting on a corner bench that came with the space.   I paint the landscape in oil in a manner honoring the Hudson River School tradition, and now the bright colors, strong light and rugged shapes of Sedona are working their own spells upon my art.

The lovely 600 sq. ft.gallery  space above is Back O' Beyond Gallery, and I'm opening the gallery to the public at least one afternoon a week, usually Saturday. : And other times, by appointment.  The address is 141 Back O'Beyond Circle, Sedona AZ 86336.   The short drive to the Gallery from the main road is simply spectacular,  as it passes closely by world famous Cathedral Rock.  You will enjoy the short drive and it will put you in the mood to enjoy the art.   Just turn onto Back O'Beyond Road from Rt. 179 and drive until the Road becomes Back O'Beyond Circle.  

You can see more of my art on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni  and my e-mail address is eperantoni@yahoo.com

The paintings in the above photo range from $450 to $1500. as framed..  The studio  has some oil studies and limited edition prints.  Prices start about $50. for unframed prints and go up to $4000. for large oil  panoramas.  Some of my newer paintings are on 1-1/2" thick canvas with the painting continued onto the sides, so they do not have to be framed if you do not want frames..

If you cannot come to the studio, please browse the other posts on this blog, which goes back to 2007.  I will ship any of the works in the blogs -- those that are not already sold -- and if you order a painting form an internet photo without first seeing the painting you can return it for a refund within 30 days if you are not delighted.

 Most people think my art looks better in actuality, because digital photos do not capture their true depth and detail.  . 

There is a somber note in all this joy and beauty, however.   Today the "Slide Fire"  still rages 18 miles to the north of this paradise, in irreplaceable Oak Creek Canyon.  I have been there many times, and in fact started a painting of the canyon about 2 weeks ago.   I hope much of its beauty will remain untouched and that the 1000+ brave firefighters will soon have the Slide Fire out..  They expect 23,000 acres of canyon forest will be consumed before this can be done.

 Fortunately,  there has been no loss f life or property from the fire and I pray that does not change. I will continue to celebrate the beauty of Oak Creek Canyon with my landscape art.   The most accessible parts of the canyon are being saved by over 1000 firefighters. 

Enjoy the blog -- click on "Older Posts" to read posts going back to 2007.  And when you go camping or picnicking this summer --please be careful with your campfires.

I would love to hear from you.

Best, Ellen

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

View from San Miguel Hill

         Hello, art lovers and blog readers!   This is Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil,  posting another painting of the magnificent red rock country of Sedona AZ.  This painting, still drying in my studio, is a morning view from a nearby residential road, hard as that may be to believe.     The scenery is something you would expect to see in a national park.   As I have always loved painting in the manner of the the Hudson River School,  I now delight in capturing the red rocks in their detail.  It is enough to make one develop an interest in geology.  And the sunsets and sunrises are hard to describe.

           So I undertake to do it with a brush.   You can see more of my Sedona and other paintings on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni and my e-mail address is eperantoni@yahoo.com

           This painting  is on 18x36" stretched canvas that is 1-1/2" thick with the painting continued onto the sides.   So it can be displayed without a frame (or with a frame if you prefer.)  The painting is priced at $2900.    

         If you purchase a painting from an internet photo you can return it for a refund if you are less than delighted.  Most people think my art looks better in actuality, when you can see the depth and detail.

        Or if you wish you can make an appointment to see my art in my studio before purchase.   My Sedona studio is located about 100 miles from Phoenix and less than 200 miles  from Las Vegas. 

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

                 Ellen

        Well, it is a beautiful sparkling day and  I am gong to paint some more.  Have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Parrot Rock, from Schnebly HIll Road

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 painters of the nineteenth century, and the finest landscape painters of the West.  (Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran fit magnificently into both categories....)  This nearly-incredible scene is among my favorites in my new home, Sedona AZ.  And yes, in case you were wondering, the rock formations here really are roseate-- allowing for the limitations of digital photography.  The actual painting's colors are softer and richer, and this oil painting appears much more three-dimensional when you are actually looking at it.   The colors are softer, highlights and shady spots.

    My e-mail address is eperantoni@yahoo.com and you can see more of my art on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni    The recent paintings are of Sedona's red rock country, and my earlier paintings are primarily scenes of the Hudson Valley, NY, where I first learned to love the natural landscape,.

        This work is on 16x20" stretched canvas and is currently drying in my studio. Subject to prior sale, it will beon exhibit April 25-27 at my Open Studio here is Sedona, as part of the SVAC Open Studios weekend.  On this weekend, 39 area studios will be open to the public in a free self-guided tour.  Free maps to the studios will be available at many area Tourist Centers and hotels, or contact me to receive a map.

     This work, Parrot Rock from Schnebly Hill Road, is priced at $1700. unframed, or I will frame it as you choose.  If you cannot come to see it on Open Studios weekend  I'll be happy to show it and other paintings by appointment.  Sedona is in northern Arizona, about 100 miles north of Phoenix.

    If you purchase a painting from an Internet photo you can return it for a refund if you are less than delighted.  Most people feel my art looks much better in actuality;  the details and depth are not apparent from digital photos on the Internet.

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

       

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cathedral Rock Portrait and Sedona Open Studio April 25-27

Hello, art lovers and blog readers!  And special thanks to all of you who have followed this blog 2500 miles across the USA, from east to west, as I moved home and studio to the fabulous red rock country of Sedona AZ.   As most of you know, I paint the landscape in oil, with a luminosity and attention to detail inspired by the Hudson River School painters of the nineteenth century.  The bold silhouettes and colors of red rock country (usually set off by brilliant blue skies) , inspire me to create a new body of work.   I will open my new studio doors on the earliest examples of this body of work (as well as many works I painted in the Hudson Valley)  from April 25-27 here in Sedona.

Anyone who is interested in visiting my studio, that weekend or at another time by appointment, please let me know.  My e-mail address is still eperantoni@yahoo.com, and you can get a quick overview of paintings I currently have available on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni

The painting above shows perhaps the most world-famous view in Sedona, the front of Cathedral Rock with its "peace sign" visible.  While this is a realistic painting as are most of my paintings,  I made are subtle changes in the forms of this natural treasure  which I found particularly exciting.  The actual painting is clearer and sharper, and the colors are more subtle -- it is my constant lament that digital photos do not capture my art work as well as I would like.  Digital photos are a quick and easy way to view art -- this I will grant -- but at the expense of showing the quality.    And quality is especially precious to me.  I spend a great deal of time getting my paintings as close to perfection as I can manage.

This painting is on 18x24" stretched canvas and is currently hanging in my studio.  I have it framed in a simple wide tarnished gold frame that I think sets it off well. The price is $2500.

If you cannot come to the studio and you purchase a work of art from an internet photo you can return it for a refund within 30 days if you are less than delighted.  Most people feel my art looks much better in actuality.  You can read comments from people who purchased my art over the Internet on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni

As many of you know, Sedona AZ is  about 2 hours north of Phoenix, AZ and within several house of points in Nev., NM, Utah and CA.  It is a fabulous year round vacation spot and late April is especially delightful here.  I will be posting more about the Open Studios weekend (you can see a total of 39 area art studios then).

Well, I am going to do some more work on the new studio.  Have a great week!

I would love to hear from you.

Best, Ellen



Friday, January 31, 2014

Cathederal Rock Verso


Hello again, art lovers and blog readers!   This is Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil, inspired by the Hudson River School masters of the nineteenth century.    I am settling my home and studio into Sedona AZ. now,  and joyfully indulging my love of color and fabulous light by painting the Sedona red rocks.  I am treated to this particular fabulous view almost every day as I drive to and from my new home.  The massive face of Cathedral Rock is world famous, as well, for its feature of a group of tiny spires that resembles the universal peace sign. You can see more of my art, including views of Cathedral Rock from other angles,  at www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni  and my e-mail address is eperantoni@yahoo.com

     The above view is still drying in my studio here in Sedona.   It is executed on a 16x20" stretched canvas framed as you see in a wide tarnished gold frame that brings the size on the wall to about 24x28".  It is priced $1900.

       Collectors and friends are welcome to view my art in my studio by appointment.   If you purchase a work of art from a digital Internet image you can return it for refund within 30 days if you are not delighted.  Most people feel my work looks better in actuality, with details and depth that cannot be appreciated from digital dot-matrix photographs.

        I hope you will enjoy this blog, with posts going back to 2007 and also including many images of Hudson Valley region paintings I did when I was living in that region.   To view earlier blog pages click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page.

      Have fun!  I would love to hear from you.   Ellen