Thursday, January 17, 2008

Catskill Creek, October

Hello, art lovers and blog readers! Isn't it great to contemplate art in the winter, when darkness closes in early? Of course it's just as wonderful to view art in the summer and other seasons, no matter what wonderful displays nature stages for us.
I am Ellen Perantoni and I paint 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, immersed in its unique natural beauty.
This blog contains images of my art, art chat and purchase/gallery info. My e-mail address is and more of my art can be seen on
2007 was a significant year for me. In 2007 one of my works was acquired for the permanent collection of Whistler House Museum of Art, joining works by J. McNeil Whistler and J. Singer Sargent among others. I also became listed in AskArt, a standard reference list of respected artists containing many living as well as deceased artists.
The painting at right is entitled "Catskill Creek, October" and is shown in its museum quality heavy carved frame. This peaceful autumn view is 5x7" on artist canvas board, and its framed size on the wall is a little over 12x14". The gold glints in the frame finish further enliven the foliage color, and the painting is more detailed than can be shown in this digital photo image.
This work is at Berkshire Art Gallery, 80 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass. The gallery is open weekends from 12-5 and possibly during the week after Memorial Day. Before going there on a weekday it's best to call 413-528-2690. This work is priced at $325.
My work is also at other fine galleries, or you can view art at my studio by appointment. My studio is west of the Hudson, about 2 hours drive from the NY metro area, 4 hours from Boston.
I accept PayPal and funds drawn on USA-based banks.
I have a few other similarly sized paintings in this frame style; they look great in pairs and small groups.
If you purchase a work from an Internet photo without seeing the original, you can return it for a refund within 30 days if you are not delighted.
I am experienced and very competent in packing and shipping art work and ship insured through the USPS. I ship larger paintings by DHL.
I hope you will also browse through my previous blog posts, which can be seen by clicking on "Older Posts" at this bottom of this web page.
Please contact me with any questions. I would love to hear from you!
Have a great week,

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