Friday, April 30, 2010
Tranquil Water by the Shore
Hello, art lovers and blog readers! I am Ellen Perantoni, and I paint 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, and I frequent and paint many of the same beautiful sites first memorialized by Cole, Church and the other 19th century immortals in this field. These blog posts have art images, art chat and purchase info. I recently was privileged to visit the 19th century Hudson River School exhibit "Remember the Ladies" at the nearby Thomas Cole Historic Site in Catskill, NY, where Hudson River School Thomas Cole lived and painted. The site has a number of paintings by the immortal Thomas Cole, as well as a current exhibit of paintings by women who painted in the Hudson School manner back in the 19th century, such as Eliza Greatorex. From such original masterworks I learn and derive much of my inspiration
These posts go back to March 2007; if you enjoy reading this page please click at the bottom of the page on "Older Posts", for posts and art images back to March 2007. Many works in this blog are sold, but I am always joyfully painting more.
You can also browse www.artwanted.com/EllenPerantoni for more images, and my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org I'd enjoy hearing from you.
The image at right is an oil on canvas entitled "Tranquil Water by the Shore", still drying in my studio. It is on a 12x24" stretched canvas and I plan to frame it in a wide traditional style gold frame which will bring its size to about 20x32" on the wall. I'll probably consign it to one of the art galleries that represent me.
This painting will be priced in the $1800. range. I would consider a payment plan/fair offer from a sincere collector.
If you buy a painting from an Internet digital photo and you are not delighted with it when it arrives you may return it for a refund. Most people feel my paintings look better and have more depth in actuality than in Internet photos.
Or, I will show my art in my studio by appointment. The studio is about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area, in the foothills of the Catskill mountains on the west side of the river.
I hope you enjoy this blog. And I'd love to hear from you.
Have a great weekend! Ellen