Saturday, December 22, 2007
Hello, art lovers and blog readers. Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season. I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School and the Barbizon School. I live and paint in the Hudson Valley of New York State, among the vistas that inspired the nineteenth-century masters. This blog contains art images, art chat, gallery and purchase information about my art. My e-mail address is email@example.com and more of my art can be seen on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni
You can read more about me, my work and my exhibits on google or yahoo; there are several pages about me on each search engine.
The painting at right is entitled "Wide Valley at 7 O'Clock" and I've photographed it in its heavy museum quality frame. In the frame, it measures a little over 12x14". The painting on masonite panel is 5x7". This painting has been sold, to an Internet collector.
If you wish to view other, similar works in my studio I am about 2 hrs. from the NYC metro area, 1 hr. from Albany and 4 hrs. from Boston.
If you purchase an art work from a digital photo on the Internet you can return it for a refund within 30 days for any reason. But most purchasers say my work has much greater depth and beauty in actuality than it does in photos.
I accept PayPal and funds drawn on USA-based banks. I am very experienced at packing and shipping art. I ship insured by the USPS, FedEx and DHL.
I hope you will read my other blog posts, which contain also information on galleries that exhibit my work if you prefer to view art in a gallery. I have galleries at several locations in the Hudson Valley, New England and California.
Once again, have great holidays.
I would love to hear from you!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Hello, art lovers and blog readers! I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner influenced by the Hudson River School and the Barbizon School. I live and work in the Hudson Valley of New York State, inspired by the same views and magical light captured by the 19th century masters. This blog contains art images, art chat, gallery and purchase information. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The painting in the above image is entitled "Ten O'Clock at the Pond" and is a Hudson Valley scene viewed on a tranquil night in midsummer. A most dreamlike and unutterably peaceful image. It is executed on 11x14" stretched canvas, and is framed in a massive traditional gold museum quality frame.
This painting image was selected for projection on screen screen during a multi-media performance celebrating the Hudson Valley Quadricentennial. This celebration began with a performance in Albany, NY and future performances will be in Peekskill, NYC, Oswego and Lake Placid.
The original of this work has been sold to a collector.
My studio is about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area, in a forest on a mountainside in the northern Catskills, and other paintings can bee viewed there by appointment.
This work and some of my other images are also available as signed limited edition prints, on paper and canvas. A same-size signed and numbered print of this work on stretched canvas can be ordered for $145., unframed.
I accept PayPal and funds drawn on USA-based banks. I am very experienced in packing and shipping art and I ship insured by DHL, FedEx or USPS.
I hope you will view other blog posts, which can be viewed by scrolling down this page and then clicking on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page. Some of the paintings in these blog entries are sold but others are available. For those who prefer to view art in galleries there is gallery contact information for my galleries in Peekskill, NY; Poughkeepsie, NY; Pound Ridge, NY, Pine Plains, NY and Great Barrington, Mass.
During this past year I was honored by having my work added to the permanent collection of Whistler House Museum of Art, which houses works by Whistler, Sargent and others. My work is listed in AskArt.
Have a great week and a great holiday! I would love to hear from you.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Hello, art lovers and blog readers! I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil. My art is strongly influenced by the 19th century Hudson River School and the transitional Barbizon School. I live and paint in the Hudson Valley of New York State, amid the very landscape and atmosphere that inspired those immortal 19th century works of art. This blog is about my art images, art chat and purchase info. I sell my art through fine galleries, from my studio and from this blog.
My e-mail address is email@example.com and more of my work can be seen on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni
The painting at upper right is entitled "Blue Mountain Cottage", an 18x24" oil on stretched canvas which I've been working on since early fall, and is drying and awaiting its varnish. It was inspired by the hamlet of Blue Mountain, just east of the rampart of the northern Catskills.
This work is framed in a museum quality frame and is on exhibit at the Arlingt5on Art Gallery, 32 Raymond St., Poughkeepsie, NY. The Arlington is open every afternoon but Monday. This work is priced at $2400. in its museum quality wide gold frame, which brings its size to about 26x32" on the wall.
I hope you will read further blog posts, including those which can be seen by clicking on "Older Posts" at this bottom of this web page.
Enjoy the blog. Please contact me directly about any paintings which are not in the fine galleries that represent me--I always have some works in my studio that can be viewed by appointment, or at my August 16-17 studio tour and sale. The sutdio is about 2 hr. from he NYC metro area, 1 hr. from Albany, 4 hrws. from Boston, 2 hrs. from Hartford Ct. and Springfield, Mass.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
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My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The view in the painting above is the famous Tappan Zee Bridge that spans the Hudson River at its widest, just north of New York City. It is the view from Mathiessen Park in Irvington-on-Hudson. If you were to look the other way from this park you could see the New York Skyline. These landmarks are often romantically semi-obscured by the delicate haze over the river, generating the atmospheric effects for which Hudson River School art is known.
This oil on canvas is 18x24" and I plan to frame it in a museum quality traditional gold frame of harmonious design.
This painting will be on exhibit at my Open Studio Sale August 16-17 from 10am-5pm. The studio is between Woodstock and Saugerties along the west bank of the Hudson. At this season of the year it is an especially delightful drive, about 2-1/2 hours from the NY metro area, one hour from Albany, and about 4 hours from the Boston area and eastern New England.
It is a rural studio on a forested mountainside, adding I believe a further atmosphere of peace and seclusion to my work. If you would like to drop in during the open studio please e-mail me and I will send you a map and/or directions.
If this painting is not sold at the studio sale I will probably consign it to one of several fine galleries that represent me. My gallery addresses and contact info are given in other blog posts, so I hope you will read them if you like to view art at galleries.
I hope you enjoy this blog and this image and will read more of my blog posts.
The studio sale will also have limited edition signed prints of my work on paper and canvas.
You can see more blog posts by clicking on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page. I would love to hear from you and/or see you at my studio.
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Yes, as you might guess the Museum was once the home of master painter James McNeill Whistler. Today it is a museum and in addition to work by Whistler the Museum has art by John Singer Sargent, William Morris Hunt, Aldro Thompson Hibbard and William McGregor Paxton among others.
So as you can imagine I am honored that my work is in such illustrious company.
I live and paint in the Hudson Valley and I sell my art through fine galleries and museums, from my studio, and now from this blog also. My e-mail address is email@example.com
and I hope you will read further blog posts with images of my paintings and other info.
More of my art is on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni
By clicking on this site you can see thumbnails of over 20 of my paintings. Some of them are sold but others are available. Please contact me for info on availability, exhibit location and price.
When I sell a painting from this blog I guarantee the collector's satisfaction with it.
I hope you enjoy the posts on this blog--including those you can access by clicking the link "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page.
Have a great day! I would love to hear from you.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
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Friday, March 30, 2007
I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil influenced by the Hudson River School, the impressionists, and my own vision of the eternal truths in nature. I live and paint in the Hudson Valley, often painting en plein air as the painting above was done. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
My blog posts will contain art images, info about me and the process and background of my art, exhibition and purchase info. I sell my art from this blog, by studio appointment and through several fine galleries that have my work hanging on their walls. No photo, digital or other, can show the true depth and beauty of my oil paintings, which are created in a series of delicate glazes.
This work "Down the the Creek at Epworth (Spring)" is 12x16 inches, oil on canvas, framed in a museum quality traditional gold frame that brings its size on the wall to almost 20x24 inches. As framed, it is priced at $850. There are consistent sales records of my gallery sales of comparable paintings in this price range.
I will consider a fair offer and/or payment plan from a sincere collector. Anyone who purchases my work from a digital photo on the Internet can return the painting within 30 days. Though I believe you will find the actual painting far exceeds the beauty of the photo.
If anyone wishes to visit my studio by appointment to view the art there, I'm located less than 2 hours from the NY City metro area and 4 hours from Boston. For names and addresses of galleries where my work is on exhibit please contact me or read further posts on this blog.
This view is enjoyed at Camp Epworth on Rondout Creek in the mid-Hudson Valley, where the creek turns gracefully. I look forward to returning to the same spot, perhaps for the fall view with fall foliage color and different light.
I accept PayPal and funds drawn on American-based banks. I'm very experienced and competent at shipping art and I ship insured through USPS, FedEx and DHL.
I also paint "View Portraits" a term I have copyrighted, of a client's favorite view at a favorite time of day and time of year.
Please enjoy reading this blog! I hope you will return often to view new posts and new work, and I'd love to hear from you. Have a great day, Ellen.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
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I've been selling my art mostly in gallery, art show and museum settings and would like to reach out to directly to more art lovers and collectors. I posted images of a few of my paintings yesterday and the day before. I'd like this post to be even more interactive, to tell you more about my art and maybe find out your views on art appreciation, browsing and collecting.
Browsing art online is fun and collecting online is easy, but many people would still rather see the actual art work and I can understand this. I understand because no matter how hard the photographer tries, a digital photo of an oil painting that has depth, detail and "quality" can't compare to the beauty of the real thing.
So, when anyone buys an oil painting from me that they have only seen online, they can return it for a full refund if they are not delighted when they see it. If you purchase a painting from this blog, you may return it for any reason for a full refund as long as I get it back within 30 days, in the same good condition I sent it.
If you would like to see some of my work on exhibit, great! You can meet some of the helpful art dealers who represent me and perhaps purchase from them if gallery buying is what you love to do.
Some galleries that represent me on an ongoing basis are:
The Chisholm Gallery, 3 Factory Lane, Pine Plains, NY. (518)398-1246
The Driftwood Gallery, 44 No. Division St., Peekskill NY (914)788-4650
Millbrook Gallery, 3297 Franklin Avenue, Millbrook, NY (845)677-6699
I am having a temporary art exhibit at Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, Massachusetts
at 243 Worthen St. Telephone (978)452-7641 This exhibit will continue through April 14.
More paintings are on exhibit at the Lionheart Gallery, 27 Westchester Ave.,
Pound Ridge, NY (914)764-8689 This exhibit will run through March 30.
Before visiting any of these exhibits, it's best to call ahead to make sure of the exhibit hours.
I also sell from my studio between Woodstock and Saugerties, NY by appointment. I accept PayPal, certified funds, money orders and personal checks drawn on USA banks.
I am very experienced at packing art and ship insured through the Post Office, Fed Ex or DHL.
Please enjoy the rest of my blogs! I will try to post frequently and post art often. More of my art is on web pages www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni Some of those paintings are sold but some are still available. Some of them are at the galleries listed above, please ask about any you like.
Have a great day.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
The Hudson River School was the first uniquely American school of art.
It was the first genre, anywhere, to glorify nature in its unaltered state. Previously most art collectors and aficionados felt a subject worthy of painting had to be a person, historical event, or man-made structure of some kind.
In Hudson River School art buildings, people, and even animals are generally shown as relatively small objects in a wider landscape.
Nature, in Hudson River School art, is generally conveyed as benevolent and self-renewing. Even storms are cleansing rather than destructive.
I live and paint in a forest on the lower slopes of Mount Overlook between Woodstock and Saugerties, NY, on the west side of the Hudson. I like to think the sheltering glen where Rip Van Winkle became so relaxed he slept for 20 years is not far away.
I often paint en plein air (outdoors, on site) for authenticity and vigor in my work, and not incidentally for the fresh air and sunshine.
Often the fleeting and spectacular light effects of sunsets cannot be captured in oil in a few minutes, but I do my best to capture these brief miracles and have many such sunsets happily emblazoned in memory.
I hope you enjoy my blog posts and comment. If you would like to purchase my work please contact me; for sincere collectors I will be happy to consider reasonable offers and/or payment plans. I accept PayPal, checks and money orders on USA financial institutions.
I also paint "View Portraits" ( a term I have copyrighted) on commission, and would be pleased to paint your favorite view or create the right piece for your favorite space.
Some of the fine galleries that exhibit my art are the Chisholm Gallery in Pine Plains, NY; the Millbrook Gallery in Millbrook, NY; The Driftwood Gallery in Peekskill, NY; the Berkshire Art Gallery in Great Barrington, Mass. and others.
I would love to hear from you blogophiles (is that a word?) out there.