Sunday, July 27, 2008

Esopus Creek Image and Artists' Studio Tour August 16-17:

Hello, art lovers and log readers! I'm Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School. I live and paint in the mid-Hudson Valley where this wonderful way of immortalizing nature began in the 1800s. The work at right is just finished, barely dry, and will be featured among others at my studio tour and sale August 16-17.
I've discussed the upcoming weekend-long studio tour in other posts on this blog, including the preceding. The trip to our Catskill-foothills community is a delightful summertime excursion from the NYC metro area, Boston, Albany and other points in the northeast.
There are many other open studios in my community that weekend also. See for details--and after August 1 you should be able to download a map to the studios that are open that weekend. There will be many prominent road signs to help you too.
The painting at right is an oil on stretched canvas, 16x20". The Esopus Creek is a famous trout stream that makes its scenic way down from the northwestern Catskills to join the Hudson River at the village of Saugerties, NY. That is Exit 20 of the New York State Thruway.
The scenery is lovely and the artists are friendly and they will be your enthusiastic guides to the region.
I hope you will also view my other paintings on other blog psots going back to March 2007. Many of these paintings are sold but others are available.
I also have works on exhibit at several fine art galleries all the time; more info on this is in my previous blog posts.
Please contact me for any info you would like at Also view web pages
If you would like to purchase a work from a blog post, you can return it within 30 days if you are not delighted.
Hope to see or hear from many of you, soon.
Have a great week!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Catskills Through the Arch, with Waterfall

Hello, art lovers and blog viewers! Can hardly believe I'm posting again after three days when I am usually so slow to post new work.
But when I play catch-up, I don't fool around-- even though the weather is great aned it's a delightful time to fool around!
I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil, inspired by the Hudson River School, Barbizon School and other landscapes by the immortal masters of yesteryear.
My e-mail address is
and more of my work can be viewed on
I live and paint in the Hudson Valley amid the same beauty that inspired earlier Hudson River School paintings. This view shows part of the incredible Kaaterskill Falls cataract and gives a peek at the view beyond.
This oil is on 12x16" stretched canvas and will be at my studio tour and sale August 8-9, 2009 from 10 to 6 Saturday and Sunday.
If you can come and spend a relaxing weekend in the gorgeous Catskill Mountains, please let me know and I will send you a tour map to my studio--and also 31 more studios in town that will be open the same weekend.
See for full info on the tour weekend.
My work is also at several fine galleries that represent me; see other blog posts for the gallery nearest you.
If you are interested in purchasing a work from my blog please let me know--
if you purchase one of my art works from an Internet photo you can return the painting within 30 days if you are not delighted.
Well, I'm off to enjoy the rest of this lovely summer day, painting.
Hope to hear from you or meet you at my studio.
All the best, Ellen

Monday, July 7, 2008

More about Artist's Studio Tour August 16-17, and Rosy Sky Tapestry

Hello, art collectors and blog readers again! I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School painters and Barbizon School painters of the nineteenth century. I am happy to live and paint in the mid-Hudson Valley, where I can paint many of the same scenes first immortalized by nineteenth century masters.
My e-mail address is and more of my art can be seen on
This scene, Rosy Sky Tapestry, was sold on SAT studio tour weekend, Augus 16-17.
The stretched canvas is 8x10" and in its museum quality carved wood frame it's about 14x16" on the wall. It depicts a rosy sunset over one of the spectacular bends in the Hudson River, in the fall when foliage colors add to the tapestry. I believe it has drama--will the motion of the cloud masses lead to a storm or to a clearing up as the sun sinks? I find such drama inherent in the sometimes-misty atmosphere of the Hudson Valley, fed by evaporation from this legendary river.
My studio tour was part of a town-wide event in which 24 artist studios were open to the public. The tour web site, programmed with the tour map in downloadable form, is
Tour studios will also include those of potters, sculptures, clothing designers and more. Check out the web site; I believe you'll find it attractive and readable.
I also sell my art from this blog and at several fine galleries which represent me. The Driftwood Gallery in Peekskill, NY; Berkshire Art Gallery in Great Barrington, Mass.; The Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge; the Arlington Gallery in Poughkeepsie, NY always have some of my art on display. Contact me for more info about these venues, or google them.
A few of my paintings are still at the Shelley K Gallery in Saugerties starting July 26 but the exhibit ends August 24. This is about 7 miles from my home studio. The Shelley K Gallery is open most days including weekdays.
If you purchase one of my works from an Internet photo, you can return it within 30 days if you are not delighted.
I hope to hear from you or see you at the studio tour!
Have a wonderful week,
best, Ellen