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


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 with the paintign extended onto the sides.   The work is now drying in my studio. The price is $675.  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