Friday, January 22, 2010

Bend in the Esopus

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 slightly later Barbizon School and George Inness. I live and paint in the Hudson Valley of New York State, amid the same scenery that inspired the masterworks of the nineteenth century. More of my art can be seen on and my e-mail address is
This painting has been sold to a collector. It shows a bend in the scenic trout fishing stream the Esopus Creek, that winds its way down from the western Catskill Mountains to eventually flow into the Hudson River at Saugerties. This view is from the rail bed of the Catskill Mountain Railroad, which overlooks this spot between Mt. Tremper and Phoenicia. I have seen this view at many times of day and times of year, and I captured this view at sunset in high summer looking west.
This painting is 16x20" on stretched canvas, and it's framed in a massive traditional museum quality gold frame that I feel sets it off well. Although this painting is sold I post new paintings here regularly, and I hope you will continue to read these blog posts and also to click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this blog page. Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain sunsets are among my favorite subjects.
If you purchase a work from an Internet photo and you are not delighted you can return it for a refund within 30 days with no questions asked. I also show my work by appointment at the studio, and for those of you who prefer to view art in galleries I exhibit regularly at several fine galleries in New York State, New England and Calif. Specific gallery info is given in other posts on this blog, which I hope you will read. Or you can contact me to ask.
I am listed in AskArt and my work is in the permanent collection of Whistler House Museum of Art, which has work by J. McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. I'm also in private collections including the collection of a former New York State governor who lives in the Hudson Valley.
I love to paint (copyright) View Portraits, which means your favorite view at your favorite time of day and time of year, by commission. Contact me for info.
Well, it's time to go and paint. It's midwinter, but the sun is out and a lovely soft clear light is shining into my studio through the windows and skylights.
Have a great week! And I'd love to hear from you.
Very best,