Sunday, November 16, 2008

Kaaterskill Below Bastion Falls

Hi, art lovers and blog readers! I'm 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 mid-Hudson Valley. These blog posts are about my recent paintings, art chat, and purchase info. My e-mail address is and more of my work can be seen on www.artwanted./com/EllenPerantoni
I was so pleased at having found the right frame to set off this painting, that I photographed the painting framed for this blog. Painting as I do, I often find the right frame really makes a painting "more than the sum of its parts".
This work is entitled "Kaaterskill Below Bastion Falls" and it shows a fabulous spot in the "Kaaterskill Clove" below Haines Falls in the Catskill Mountains, west of the Hudson. As you can see the stream has cut a deep gorge here, affording a dramatic view upstream. I was able to climb down from what is now NY State Rt. 23A to the rocks by the stream for this painting.
Believe me--this digital photo of the framed painting does not even begin to show all the fine detail of the foliage, the tumbled rocks and the foaming water. I strove for realism here, and put in many loving hours on the details.
It is on stretched canvas 18x24", and in the museum quality frame it's over 26x32" on the wall. It will probably eventually be consigned to one of my galleries where it will be priced in the $2600. range. I will consider a payment plan or fair offer from a sincere collector.
If you wish to view the work by appointment in my studio, please contact me. My studio is about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area.
I will make this blog post short, but I hope you enjoy the image and will read more blog posts. There is further info about me, my galleries, and more.
Have a great day!
Best, Ellen