Saturday, November 21, 2009

God's Jewelry, on Blue Velvet

Happy Thanksgiving! to all art lovers and blog readers. This is Ellen Perantoni, 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 Hudson Valley of New York State. At this time of year, I cannot resist a tribute to the astounding pristine beauty of the winter skies to come, when dream meets reality when you gaze at a winter sky with a salting of stars and the moon coyly drifting behind the clouds. I can be reached at
This work is entitled "God's Jewelry, on Blue Velvet". It is on 16x20" stretched canvas, framed in dark gold as shown. In the frame it is about 21x25" on the wall. At present it is in my studio and will probably be consigned to one of the fine art galleries that represent me in the Hudson Valley, New England and Calif. It will be in the $1700. price range. i would consider a payment plan/fair offer from a sincere collector.
I show my art by appointment in the studio, about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area and within a few hours of most points in New England, NJ and PA. Please contact me if you would like to see this work and others.
If you purchase a work from an Internet digital photo without seeing the original, you can return it for a refund within 30 days if you are not delighted. Most of my collectors are.
Enjoy the weekend and have a great Thanksgiving holiday!
I would love to hear from you.
Best, Ellen

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Brief Artist Statement/Bio...

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 and the Barbizon School. I have lived in the Hudson Valley for decades, from my birthplace in New York City as far north as Albany. I now live and paint in a secluded studio on the slopes of Overlook Mountain, between Saugerties and Woodstock in the mid-Hudson Valley. I can be reached at
The painting at right shows detail from a view of Kaaterskill Clove in the northern Catskills. I will exhibit this work (subject to prior sale) at a show November 29 at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Tpk., Woodstick, NY from 10am-4pm.
I have a BA from New York University and have professionally produced creative work in many fields, from writing to composing music to fashion design. But painting is the best! My true love.
I studied oil painting with Hong-Nian Zhang, perhaps the pre-eminent living Woodstock painter, at the Woodstock School of Art. Hic color theory stands immortal in my mind.
I cherish all the nuances of the Hudson Valley landscape and have focused more and more on the Hudson River School and the Barbizon School for inspiration. My goal is to paint "better than photorealism", showing all the beautiful details and with a depth no photo can match, especially not digital ones on the Internet!
I am listed in AskArt, the major directory of respected living (and deceased) US artists. My work is in the permanent collection of Whistler House Museum of Art, along with work by J. McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. I also have paintings in respected private collections including that of former NYS Governor George Pataki, a fellow Hudson Valley resident.
For the past several years I have focused on the dramatic and changeable Hudson Valley skies and their cloud formations. Recently I've been widening this focus to include more detailed treatment of the graceful foliage of the region.
I strive to paint clouds that look fluffy, leaves that look feathery, rocks that look eternal, and water that is still and silvery or turbulent, as the case may be.
Naturally I interpret, but I want to interpret so the reality looks even better, and the paintings draw you into the scenes and make you want to stay.