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


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Winter Sunset, Napoleon's Tomb

Hello, art lovers, friends and blog readers!  This is Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil,  with a new painting of Sedona AZ at a rather unusual time.  This past New Year's eve and New Year's day,   it snowed almost ten inches here.  Long time residents say it is the first such heavy snowfall in Sedona in the past 30 years.  So there was plenty of opportunity for me to paint the local landscape as a snowscape.   My studio overlooks this view at sunset, with the foreground a hushed blue-purple  against the glow of the sky.  Doing this painting required some new techniques for me,  and that is always fun.  You can view more of my paintings on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni and my e-mail address,  should you wish to contact me with questions, or about a commission or purchase, is eperantoni@yahoo.com

This painting is executed on an 11x14" stretched canvas and framed in a wide wood frame in tarnished gold that complements the great colors of this region.   The work is now drying in my studio, and can be purchased without the frame or in a different frame if desired. As framed it is about 19x22" on the wall.  The price in this frame is $850.  I would consider a payment plan for a serious collector.

This blog goes back to 2007,  when I was living and painting in the Hudson Valley of New York State, and my paintings through 2013 mostly show that very different region with its very different feeling.  I hope you will want to read more posts.  To read older posts, simply click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this web page.

If you wish to purchase a work of art from a photo on this site, you can return it for a refund within 30 days if you are less than delighted.   Most people think my paintings have a lot more depth, detail and liveliness in actuality.  Dot  matrix digital photography does not do justice to my technique,  which involves a lot of glazing and layering.

If you would like to see my art in my Sedona studio before purchase, I would be happy to have you come over by appointment.  Is you don't already know this area it is a fabulous place to visit (or to live).

Have fun!   I would love to hear from you.

Ellen
nd my paintigns through 2013 mostly depict  that very different region with its very different feeling. 

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
    



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Paintings at the Marketplace Cafe, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ


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 landscape painters..  I've been doing this blog since 2007 and it features art, art chat and purchase info. 

As most of you know, I now have my home and studio in the fabulous red rock country of Sedona AZ.   Next to Sedona nestles the Village of Oak Creek,  with the Marketplace Cafe a mecca for art, dining and entertainment.   Now a group of my paintings are an ongoing exhibit on the walls of the MPC, as pictured above.  Bev Copen curates the art at MPC and her e-mail address is beverlycopen@gmail.com      My e-mail address is eperantoni@yahoo.com

You can stop in any day at the marketplace and purchase my art directly from the nice people there.  I will rotate the works on exhibit from time to time.  15% of the price of each piece sold will go the charity. 

The Marketplace Cafe is in a shopping plaza at the corner of State Route 179 and Jacks Canyon Road.   There is alfresco dining so you can enjoy the usually-beautiful weather of the region.  Sedona and the MPC are well worth a visit, if you haven't been here yet.  Perhaps I will see you,  and we will meet.

Have a great week!

Best, Ellen

Monday, October 27, 2014

A White Christmas is Coming.....







     ......and this year I have completed several snow paintings in time to greet the first snowfalls in most parts of the USA and other temperate regions.  These are hushed scenes of pristine snowfalls on pines, fields and hillsides, all in moonlight.

         Hello!  I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the nineteenth century Hudson River School of art,  and such masters as Albert Bierstadt and Frederick Church.  It is a lesser known fact that Church's most successful painting was not a Hudson Valley scene, but the panoramic "Icebergs".

         My winter scenes here are more intimate,  and their framed sizes range from about 12" by 14" on the wall, to about 20" by 32".  I could frame them differently, or sell them unframed if collectors request. 

          At this time, most of these are in my studio here in Sedona,  AZ.  The prices, as framed, are from $300. to $1700.  The first painting, the square format painting, is 12x12" and in its wide gold frame it measures about 20x20" on the wall.   It is on exhibit at The Alt Gallery, Hillside Plaza,  Route 179 in Sedona  AZ.  It is priced $900.  The Alt Gallery phone is 928-554-7840.  I will be happy to show the others here at my studio by appointment,  or to ship to collectors.   I accept PayPal checks on US based banks, and will consider  installment payments from sincere collectors. 

         If you purchase a painting from an Internet digital photo and are less than delighted with it,  you can return it for a refund within 30 days.  Most people think my work looks better in actuality,  as the depth and detail can be better appreciated when you are looking at the painting rather than a photo. 

       I will pleased to answer any questions you may have.  This blog goes back to 2007 and consists of many ofter posts and art images.   To view earlier posts, and paintings of other seasons,  click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this web page.

       I can be reached at eperantoni@yahoo.com  and more paintings can be seen on  www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni

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

           Best, Ellen

     

Saturday, August 16, 2014

View Along Back O' Beyond Road, Sedona

Hello, art lovers and blog readers!  This is Ellen Perantoni again,  painter of the landscape in oil, posting another recent painting that is now drying in my studio here in Sedona AZ.   The primary inspiration for my art is the Hudson River School with its attention to detail and  the emotive power of the landscape.  Not all Hudson River School paintings were of the Hudson Valley -- Albert Bierstadt is mostly noted for his paintings of the American West, as is Thomas Moran.   This blog is a collection of art images, art chat and purchase info, and I've been psoting here since 2007.  My e-mail address is eperantoni@yahoo.com and more art images can be seen on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni

This painting is 10x20" and is executed on 1-1/2" thick stretched canvas with no nails or staples on the sides, and the painting is continued onto the sides so it stands out from the wall and has a more three-dimensional effect.   If a buyer prefers framing I can do that too.  The painting is priced at $1000. and I will be happy to show it here at Back O'Beyond Studio by appointment.   Sedona is a fabulous place and you will love visiting here if you haven't already.

If you purchase a painting from 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 feel my paintings look better in actuality.  

The above photo was taken during a demonstration here in the studio, which was attended by members of the public as I explained some of the process of my work.

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


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

     Ellen