Friday, July 27, 2007

Tappan Zee Bridge in Mist

Hello. I am Ellen Perantoni and I paint the landscape in oil in an atmospheric/realistic manner inspired by the Hudson River School and the later Barbizon School of art. I live and paint in the Hudson Valley of New York State. The posts on this blog contain my art images, art chat, purchase information and gallery information for those who like to view art in galleries.

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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.

Best, Ellen