Hello, fellow art lovers and blog readers! It has been a while since I posted here but it's been a busy summer. Now that fall foliage color is emerging in the northeast I expect to be even busier in the next few weeks. I am Ellen Perantoni, a painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School and the Barbizon School. I live and paint in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State, where the Hudson River School (the first uniquely American school of art) came into being in the 1800s. I paint many of the same beautiful scenes that inspired the masters of that era.
The painting at right, "Hudson River Shallows, Morning" was created on a morning in August when a soft pearl-like fog hovered on the banks of the Hudson. I was walking down the path along the shore to the Saugerties Lighthouse when the beauty of this scene captured my eye and I had to paint it. Sitting on a bench on the narrow strip of beach, I did. The Hudson River is an estuary, which means a tidal river into which the tides from the Atlantic ocean ebb and flow. At high tide, much of the reeds in the foreground are under water. Thus, the shoreline here is ever-changing.
The painting is on 8x10" stretched canvas, and is still drying in my studio. I will frame it in a wide traditional gold frame and it may be consigned to one fo the fine galleries that represent me. It will be priced in the $550. range. I will consider a payment plan/fair offer from a sincere collector.
I also show my art by appointment at my studio, which is about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area and within a few hours of most points in New England, NJ and eastern PA. If you purchase a painting from an Internet photo without seeing the original you can return it for a refund within 30 days if you are not delighted.
I hope you will read more blog posts. At the bottom of this web page, click on "Older Posts" to read posts going back to 2007.
The day is turning bright and I look forward to painting more today.
Have a great weekend.