Friday, February 5, 2010

Kaaterskill Falls, August

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. This blog contains art images, art chat and purchase info. I live and paint in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State, only a brief spectacular drive from Kaaterskill Falls among the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains. This wonderful view was made world famous in the art of 19th century master Thomas Cole, and now I have painted it too. My e-mail address is and more of my art can be seen on
This view of the falls with its magnificent jumble of rock is typical of early August, when the trees have just started to turn gold-bronze and a bit of mist veils the top. In former days, the Catskill Mountain House hotel commanded a meadow beyond the top of these falls.
This painting is on 16x20" stretched canvas and is still drying in my studio. I frame it in a museum quality wide traditional gold frame which will considerably enhance its presence on the wall, or I'll frame it as the purchaser chooses. It will probably be consigned to one of the art galleries that represent me and will be priced in the $2400. range. I will consider a payment plan/fair offer from a sincere collector.
If you purchase a work of art from me from an Internet photo you can return it for a refund within 30 days if you are not delighted. My paintings usually look better in actuality as they have more depth than digital dot-matrix photos can show.
Or you can view this work and others by appointment in my studio. The studio 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 like to view art in a gallery setting, please read more of these blog posts for info, locations and hours on the galleries that represent me in NYS, New England and CA. Click on Older Posts at the bottom of this page for posts back to 2007. Please let me know any questions.
Well, back to the easel I go.
Have a wonderful weekend. I would love to hear from you.
Very best,

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