Monday, August 31, 2009

Late Afternoon, Kaaterskill Clove

Hello, art lovers and log readers! I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School and the Barbizon (early impressionist) school. I live and paint in the Hudson Valley of New York State. My e-mail address is and more of my art can be seen on
The work at right is entitled "Late Afternoon, Kaaterskill Clove". Clove is the Dutch term for a valley or ravine; this dramatic valley descends through the northern Catskill Mountains to join the Hudson.
This spot was painted by a number of the original Hudson River School painters, such as Sanford Gifford. I love the spot too, and decided to paint it as it appears at different times of day, and at different seasons. The difference light makes in the appearance of a landscape is an impressionist concept, which enriches my love of Hudson River School art.
I just sold this painting to a collector who visited my studio. I'm working on two more paintings of this view at different times of day: one view captures the very last light of day, when the sunlight is just a few blazing rose-gold lines on the horizon, and one view of the clove in early afternoon as the leaves are just beginning to change color in fall.
If you purchase work from an Internet photo and are not delighted with it, you can return it within 30 days for a refund. But most people feel my art looks better in reality than id digital photos.
I hope you will browse more of my blog entires and also web pages
Another day of painting is about to begin. Have a great week, and I would love to hear from you.
Best, Ellen

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Landscape Painting Workshop October 5-7, 2009 with Ellen Perantoni

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 the Barbizon School. The image at right is one of my paintings sold at the recent Saugerties Art Tour this past weekend.
I will be conducting a fall color landscape workshop, teaching outdoors by my mid-Hudson Valley studio this fall from October 5-7. My studio is about a 2 hr. pleasant drive north of the NYC metro area and within a few hours of most points in eastern New York State, New England, NJ and eastern PA.
The workshop will start on the 11 acre mountainside property by the studio, then progress to other scenic spots in the nearby mid-Hudson region. Fall is spectacular here, and perfect for painting outdoors.
Each day the workshop will run from 9am-4pm. The fee is $325. and the group will be small, so I can give greater personal attention to each individual. The workshop is for all ages from age 17 up.
Please contact me at for further information. I will fax or send you a flyer/reservation form on the workshop. A deposit of $165. will reserve your place and the balance is due by September 30.
I hope you will enjoy browsing these blog posts dating back to March 2007. To see older posts, click on Older Posts at the bottom of this web page.
I would love to hear from you with any questions about this workshop, future workshop dates and other art matters.
Have a great week!
Best, Ellen