Sunday, December 7, 2008

2009-2010 Spring through Fall Hudson Valley Landscape Painting Classes:

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 and Barbizon School.
I usually post on this blog about recently finished paintings, but this post is in response to requests I get to conduct landscape classes and workshops.
My studio is near Woodstock in the mid-Hudson Valley, at the very heart of Hudson River School country, and I usually conduct a class and two workshops each May-October season. Private lessons to fit your schedule can also be arranged. I usually paint outside from May-October, sometimes on location (en plein air) and sometimes on the 11-acre property by the studio, in the foothills of the Catskill mountains on the west bank of the river.
If you want to learn to paint in my style, I would love to have you in my class or workshops.
This area is delightful to visit and many people make a weekend or a holiday of it. I have info on the area motels, campgrounds, and bed and breakfasts.
I'm located about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area, 4 hrs. from Boston, and 1 hr. from Albany. Within a half hour of many of the sites memorialized by Church, Cole and others 19th century masters of the Hudson River School.
Please contact me for class and workshop info.
My e-mail is
The 3-day workshops are $325. and the classes are in series, of 4 three-hour classes for $240.
I am now organizing a 3-day fall color workshop for October 5-7, 2009. It will focus on plein air painting at the peak of the local fall foliage season in these mountains and will be very exciting.
My painting at right is entitled "Lowlands in the Valley" and it is currently on exhibit at Berkshire Art Gallery, 80 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass. This gallery is open weekends from 12-5 in the winter.
Please e-mail me if you have questions about the October 2009 workshop, and for the 2010 season.
I hope you are having a wonderful summer, and I would love to hear from you!.
Very best, Ellen

Monday, December 1, 2008

Blue Mountain Panorama

Season's Greetings! I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School and the slightly later Barbizon School as pioneered by George Inness. I live and paint in the Hudson Valley of New York State, where I am fortunate to be in the midst of constant inspiration for my works. I also paint "View Portraits" (a term I have copyrighted) on commission.
My e-mail address is
I hope you enojoy this blog post, and read my other, previous blog posts.
The view in the painting at right, "Blue Mountain Panorama", is an actual view from one of the mountain roads near my home in the Catskill Mountain foothills east of the Hudson. For a memorable couple of weeks in the fall, the foliage flames into gorgeous colors and I was able to capture this view on canvas. There is a former farm in the foreground which has turned into meadow, with forest and the silhouette of Round Top Mountain in the distance.
This work is on 6x12" stretched canvas. The first photo shows some detail, and at this close-up range I could not prevent a bit of glare from the glossy varnish. The actual painting is not glare-y; the varnish brings out the pretty detail and depth of the work.
This work is being placed with a collector by Green, a fine Saugerties, NY gallery which represents my work. Green has more of my art on exhibit. For further info on Green please contact me.
I also show my art in my studio by appointment. I'm about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area, 1 hr. from Albany and 4 hrs. from the Boston area.
My work also hangs in several fine galleries, in Dutchess and Westchester Counties of NYS and in Mass. Periodically I exhibit in Ulster and Greene Counties, and at other locations. Please contact me or read other blog posts for gallery addresses and contact info.
I hope you enjoy my blog posts.
I would love to hear from you.
Have great holidays,