Friday, May 8, 2009
Hello, art lovers and blog readers! This is Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School of art and the slightly later Barbizon School. I live and paint in the Hudson Valley of New York State. I and my art really come alive at this time of year, when the foliage returns to the trees and dramatic weather variations inspire drama in my paintings also. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I hope you enjoy these blog posts, going back to March 2007.
This blog is about my art images, art chat and purchase info.
Much of my art these days is celebrating the Quadricentennial celebration of Henry Hudson's first voyage up the river that now bears his name, in 1609.
There is now a lighthouse on the river on a tiny island outside Saugerties in the mid Hudson Valley. To visit this picturesque lighthouse, you park about a half mile away and walk a path along the river that has beautiful views (and is sometimes under a few inches of water, when the tide comes in). The Hudson River is an estuary or tidal river; sometimes water flows into the Hudson from the Atlantic Ocean and sometimes it flows out again.
This view I have painted is of a pretty spot on the path, at low tide to show a bit of beach. It is entitled "Lighthouse Path on the Hudson" and is 8x10" on stretched canvas. This work was just sold from my studio, to the first collector who saw it.
I show my art by appointment in my studio and at selected galleries, as well as selling online. If you purchase my work from an Internet photo and you are not delighted with it you cn return it for a refund within 30 days.
Or make an appointment to visit my studio; my studio is in a pretty Catskill mountainside location about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area, and within a few hours of most points in New England, NJ and PA.
If you prefer to view art in a gallery, please read my other blog posts for info on the galleries that always have some of my work on exhibit in New York State, New England and California. Or e-mail me for the info.
I am starting to get ready for the annual Saugerties Art Tour August 8 and 9 of this year, when my studio will be open to the public from 10-6 Saturday and Sunday. 31other art and craft studios in the area will also be open. For a free map to the studios please e-mail me or keep an eye on the site www.saugertiesarttour.com
Well, gotta run. Today I am moving from my winter studio to my summer studio area, always a pleasant task despite the bit of drudgery involved.
I would love to hear from you. Have a great weekend!