Friday, May 30, 2008
Hello friends, art lovers and blog readers! I am Ellen Perantoni and I paint the landscape in oil in a manner influenced by the nineteenth century Hudson River School and also the Barbizon School. My blog is about art images, art chat and purchase info for those interested in viewing or purchasing my work. I sell at fine galleries in New York State, New England and California and contact info is given elsewhere in my blog posts. I live and work in the Hudson Valley of New York State and my e-mail address is email@example.com
The painting at right, because it was inspired by the view from a mountain house we stayed at in Arizona, is a bit of a departure from my usual Hudson Valley views. Only, though, in the color of the red sandstone cliffs behind the cabin, which seems exotic to easterners like myself.
We took the cabin partly for the views, and I guess you can see why. The painting is on 12x16" stretched canvas, and in fact it is still drying. But I couldn't wait to post it here. I have a museum quality simple but elegant frame for it and if I don't sell it first it will eventually be consigned to one of my galleries where the price will be in the $900. range.
If you would like to purchase it directly from me or make a studio appointment to view, please contact me. My studio is a beautiful 2-hour drive north from the NYC metro area.
If you purchase a work from an internet photo without seeing the original, you can return it within 30 days for a refund if you are not delighted.
This post will be brief, as it's a beautiful day and I want to paint some more!
Have a lovely weekend.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Hello, art lovers and blog readers! I'm Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School and the Barbizon School. This painting at right, "Two Rivers Meet", owes a certain homage to George Inness and the transcendent light effects of British painter JMW Turner.
I live and paint in the Hudson Valley of New York State, among the scenery immortalized in the original Hudson River School works of the nineteenth century. Happily, there is a great deal that has not changed much.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
This painting is inspired by the timeless, graceful expansiveness of the gentle hills of the New England area, and the sunsets created for memorable moments in time by the changing clouds over the region. Very soon a gentle cover of darkness will descend, but sunsets alike this are not soon forgotten by those who love this land.
Paintings are like people; some are more photogenic than others. In this case, photography does not do justice to the depth and fire of this work. But I love it, and I think anyone who sees the actual painting would agree with me, so I wanted to put the photo in my blog anyway. If you like the photo, you should be enraptured by the painting!
The painting is executed on 18x24" stretched canvas. It is now in my studio, awaiting its final coat of varnish. Subject to prior sale, it may be in my August 16-17 studio tour and sale. This will be part of the town wide 24-studio tour described and illustrated on www.saugertiesarttour.com
I sell my art from this blog, at my studio and through several fine galleries in New York State and New England which represent me.
Info on these is found in my earlier blog posts, or please contact me for the gallery nearest you. I hope you will read more, and click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page.
More of my art is on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni
I would love to hear from any of you who are interested in Hudson River School art and its history, or have questions about my work.
Have a great week and enjoy the lovely summer weather.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Hello, art lovers and blog readers! I'm Ellen Perantoni, and I paint the landscape in oil in a manner influenced by the Hudson River School masters of the 19th century, also the slightly later Barbizon School.
I live and paint in the Hudson Valley of New York State, amid the same beauty that inspired those immortals to take brush and paint and fix that beauty on canvas forever. This blog features some of my paintings, art chat, and purchase info. I sell my art in fine galleries in the Hudson Valley and elsewhere and over the net.
On August 16-17 I am having an open studio tour for friends, collectors and those interested in the art. I hope many of you readers are in all three categories...
you can see where I paint and a varied assortment of my paintings, oil studies and limited edition prints on paper and canvas.
Many works that will be at my studio are not shown in galleries anywhere. Some are framed and some not, and you can choose your own framing in some cases if you like.
The studio is about 2 hrs. north of the NYC metro area not far from NYS Thruway Exit 20; about 4 hrs. from Boston; 1 hr. from Albany; 2 hrs. from Hartford, Ct. and Springfield, Mass.
I can put you on my mailing list to receive an illustrated map to the studio. My open studio is part of a townwide Saugerties Artists Tour, during which 23 other studios nearby will also be open showing pottery, batik, sculpture and other visual art. You are sure to have a great time. Please send me your snail mail address at email@example.com to receive a map.
The painting shown at right is a recently finished oil on canvas, as framed. I am enjoying doing more night scenes of the Hudson Valley region. Nights here are so emotive, dreamy and beautiful.
This work is on 5x7" stretched canvas in a museum quality heavy carved wood frame that brings the painting to about 12x14" on the wall.
This newest work "Lowland Night" was sold by Berkshire Art Gallery, 80 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass. and I have more paintings on exhibit there. The gallery phone is 413-528-2690. The gallery is open weekends from 12-5, perhaps more days after Memorial Day. During the week I suggest calling first.
I have more paintings of comparable size and framing in my studio, and at other fine galleries that represent me. Please contact me for the gallery nearest to your area.
If you buy one of my paintings from me from an internet photo you can return it within 30 days if you are not delighted. I accept PayPal and funds drawn on USA-based banks. I ship by USPS and DHL fully insured, and I am very experienced in packing and shipping art.
I would love to hear from you and meet you at my studio sale! You would see a wide selection of art starting around $50for prints and studies.
I hope you will enjoy my other blog posts, some of which have specific info on galleries in NYS, Mass. and California.
Very best, Ellen
Monday, May 12, 2008
Hello, art lovers and blog readers! I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School, as you can see from the painting at right. I live and paint in the Hudson Valley of New York State. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and you can see more of my work with one click on www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni
My art is in the permanent collection of Whistler House Museum of Art, which has original works by Whistler and J. Singer Sargent among others. I am honored to be in such company. I an listed in AskArt by the nomination of Bodega Bay heritage gallery, one of the fine galleries which represent my art.
I've been working on this painting for a very long time. I wanted the glowing quality of the light to be just right. I found the ca. 1900 antique frame it is pictured in, also.
This oil on canvas is on 18x24" stretched canvas and is currently in my studio.
It may eventually be consigned to one of the fine galleries which represent me, and the gallery will price it in the $2200-$2400. price range. I will consider a payment/plan or fair offer from a serious collector.
(Please Note: the photo shows a gold streak in the sky above the trees at left--this is from the camera; there is no streak in the actual painting.)
If you wish you can view this work and others at my studio by appointment. I paint in a studio in the forested foothills of the Catskill Mountains, above the river town of Saugerties, NY.
My studio is about 2 hrs, from the NYC metro area, 1 hr. from Albany, 4 hrs. from Boston, 2 hrs. from Springfield Ma. or Hartford Ct.
If you purchase any work from my digital photo without first seeing the original, you can return the painting for a refund within 30 days if you are not delighted with it.
I accept PayPal and funds drawn on USA based banks. I'm very competent and experienced in packing and shipping art, and use USPS or DHL.
I hope you will also read some of my other blog posts, featuring other paintings. And I would love to hear from you.
Have a great week, Ellen