Sunday, June 28, 2009

Night on the Inlet

Happy Summer to all! I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School painters and the work of George Inness. I live and paint in the Hudson Valley of New York State, surrounded by the same views and magical light that inspired the original nineteenth century masters in this uniquely American style. This blog consists of art images, art chat and purchase info.
The painting at right is entitled "Night on the Inlet". I love to paint the landscape at all hours and all seasons, and I'm intrigued by night and the enchanting possibilities night offers when the moon is full enough to create silvery glows in the sky and to frost the peaceful scenes below.
I am inspired by the John Herald song "Hats off the the Cajun Moon" and though the ponds and wetlands of the Catskills are well north of Cajun country, I think of the spell cast by this rapturous music and its delicate mandolin work when I paint such scenes of hushed waters and trees at night.
This work is 14x18" on stretched canvas, framed as shown in a complementary wood frame. The oil as framed is almost 20 by 24". This painting is priced $1150. as framed. I will consider a payment plan/fair offer from a sincere collector.
For those who prefer to view work at a gallery, I am represented by several fine galleries in NYS, New England and California. These are Green (gallery), Saugerties, NY; Berkshire Art Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; The Driftwood Gallery, Peekskill, NY; Kaaterskill Fine Arts, Hunter, NY; Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, Bodega Bay, CA. Addresses and contact info for these galleries are given in other posts on this blog, or ask me for the gallery nearest you.
More of my art images are on If you purchase a painting from an Internet photo you can return it within 30 days if you are not delighted. But most people feel my work looks a lot better in actuality--I paint with considerable depth in a series of glazes, and digital photos don't capture this very well.
I also love to paint "View Portraits"--a term I have copyrighted--of clients' favorite views. Other people's ideas about what to paint enrich my perceptions and it is fun to take someone's wishes and bring them to life on canvas.
To view more blog posts, please click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this web page--I have blog posts with art images going back to March 2007.
I would love to hear from you readers to discuss Hudson Valley art and history. Well, I will get going looks like a lovely day to paint. Have a great week! Ellen Perantoni

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rainbow Sky Seen from Olana, a Study

Hello, art lovers and blog readers! This is Ellen Perantoni again; I'm a landscape painter, working in oil and inspired by the Hudson River School painters of the 1800s, and also the Barbizon School as explored by George Inness. I live and paint in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State, the same beautiful region immortalized by those master painters. And I am delighted that it has not changed much.
This blog has images of my paintings, art chat and purchase info. My e-mail address is and I started this blog in March 2007. You can see posts going back that period by clicking on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this web page.
The painting at right, entitled "Rainbow Sky Seen from Olana, a Study" is on 5x7" artist board in a museum quality carved bronze-gold frame, which brings its size on the wall to about 13-1/2" by 11-1/2". This work was recently sold to a collector.
This is the view from the rear lawn of Frederick Church's famous estate "Olana" overlooking the upper Hudson. Master painter Church felt this view was the best in the world, and I can see his point. I have painted this view many times, in many sizes, by night and day, at all seasons and under spectacular skies.
My art can also be seen by appointment at my studio, about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area. It's a nice trip and a lovely area to visit at this time of year.
If you purchase a painting from a digital photo on this blog and you are not delighted with it for any reason, you can return it within 30 days for a refund.
I am now going to plan my painting day tomorrow.
Have a great week, and I would love to hear from you.