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

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