Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ellen Perantoni Art at Sedona Open Studios April 25-27

         Greetings, art lovers and blog readers!   This is Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil, saying hello to my readers and letting you know what I am doing now.    Since I moved to Sedona AZ several months ago, I have been busy painting the incredible views and clear colors of this "red rock country".

          When I lived in Saugerties NY I opened my studio to the public during that town's annual studio tour.  Now, I am going to do the same thing here in Sedona by joining the Sedona Open Studios weekend April 25-27.  It will be a 3 day event from 10-5 each day, Friday through Monday.

    If you browse the last several blog posts I've made you can see the kind of work I've been doing, which will be in my studio for this event.   More paintings are on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni.

    (BTW I still have a number of the paintings I did back in the Hudson Valley of New York State and some are still available for purchase through this blog and my other online sites.   I ship carefully and can supply references among  collectors to whom I've shipped my paintings across the country. )

    A free full color map to the 3o+ artist studios in Sedona OS tour is now available, and can be picked up in  Sedona at several  Arizona Tourism Centers which ae highly visible on Routes 89A and 179, with their purple/white or brown/white large signs.

     My studio is at 141 Back O'Beyond Circle, off Route 179 and I will be there from 10 to 5 on the 3 days of the tour.

     E-mail me at eperantoni@yahoo.com for more info. 

     Must go,  have lots to do to get ready. Hope to see some of you there! 
          Best,
              Ellen


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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

Monday, January 13, 2014

Windows in Time, First Breakthrough

Hello, art lovers and blog readers!   This is Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil,  posting one of the first paintings I have been inspired to create by my new home among the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona.   I felt the need to pursue warmth and sunshine and, in do doing, have settled among one of the world's most spectacular landscapes.  The rosy red sandstone cliffs here are a glorious anomaly of nature, described by one enthusiast as "like living in the Grand Canyon."   You can see more of my art on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni and you can e-mail me at eperantoni@yahoo.com

Some of the caves and passages in these red rocks are decorated with petroglyphs by early Native American tribes,  and these intrigue and inspire me too.  A hint of same,  worn down by time, appear in this painting of a cave opening through which distant red rock formations can be seen.  An imaginary cave, I admit -- the beauty of this region is exciting in istelf, but this particualarr image exists only in my imagination -- and now on this canvas.

I executed this work on a 24x30" stretched canvas which I also painted on the sides so it resembles, as closely as I can manage, a chunk of red rock.  It is drying in my studio at present, and is priced at $4000.  I would consider a payment plan/fair offer from a sincere collector. 

Interested collectors are always welcome in my studio,by appointment.  To visit the studio these days you will need to come to Sedona -- not exactly difficult, especially at this season, when the January sun is mild and pleasant on most days.   The vegetation is more abundant than is usually associated with popular images of "desert" or even the "high desert", which is what Sedona is, at about 4300 ft. above sea level.   Most of the vegetation retains its deep green year round.

It is beautiful, and I anticipate a surge of joyous creativity here. 

 If you wish to purchase any of my art works through the mail, you an return it for refund within 30 days if youa re less than delighted.  Most people feel my art looks better in actuality than in digital images on the Net -- there is a lot of depth and detail you cannot appreciate in such photos.

I am working on more "Windows in Time" paintings, as well as paintings of views from my home and other places I love here.  

Have a great week, and I hope you enjoy this blog. I would love to hear from you. 
best, Ellen


Friday, December 27, 2013

Still Moment on the Hudson, August

Hello, art lovers and blog readers!  I have not posted in a while, far too long, because I have been moving my home and studio.   The geographic scope of my landscape painting has grown considerably with my recent move to the red rock country of Sedona, but I still cherish the beauty of Hudson River Country.  This work is unusual for me in that it was executed entirely en plein air -- that is, on site, on a still August morning on the path to the Saugerties Lighthouse on the Hudson.  The clouds are still tinted pink and the texture of the reeds as they emerge from the water at low tide can be felt as well as seen.
This is Ellen Perantoni here, painter of the landscape in oil,  posting to wish you all a Happy New Year.

     This painting is on  an 8x10" stretched canvas,  simply framed in a flat wide gold traditional frame.  Fremed it is $600. and unframed the canvas is $500.  I have various frame styles I can show you.

       If you purchase one of my paintings from a digital photo on the Internet and you are not completely delighted with it, I will take it back and refund your money within 30 days.  Most people feel my art looks better in actuality, because my art has a depth that does not come across in dot-matrix photography. 

     I hope you enjoy this blog, with art images, art chat purchase and teaching info  going back to 2007.  To view older posts, click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this web page. 

     Have a wonderful New Year! and keep safe and happy.  I would love to hear from you.

          Best, Ellen

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

My Open Studio Weekend was on August 10-11, 2013

Hello friends, art lovers, collectors all!  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.   I'm revising this post as a memoir of the studio tour last month.   My studio and 35 other art/artisan studios in the township were open Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11  from 10-6. 

Some of the paintings in these blog posts and on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni  were there.   Some were sold during the course of the weekend. including the sunset at left in the above photo.  The paintign on the right is still available at $1900.

A great time was had by family, new and old friends and collectors.  Thousands of people came to my town to make the rounds of the 36 artist and artisan studios.

This was my eighth year in the town-wide art tour and it was my last studio tour at this location, as I expect to relocate to Sedona AZ before next year's tour date..  After I leave the Hudson Valley I will be painting mostly Sedona area scenes.  Watch for those, and do keep reading.  I love to hear from readers!.

My e-mail address is eperantoni@yahoo.com  


   Best, Ellen