Thursday, June 3, 2010

Diffused Radiance, at Night

Hi, I'm Ellen Perantoni, landscape artist, and this is one of my recent paintings. I have grown more and more enamored of the magical night scenes here in the Hudson Valley of New York State, where I live and paint. I'm fascinated by the way the moon rises as a golden coin, and then as it mounts in the sky it becomes more silvery and remote. Ever find time to watch this? I don't' often find the time either, but I have seen it and can't forget it. The light effects as it hides behind clouds and mist simply take my breath away. My art is mainly inspired by the masters of the Hudson River School who painted in this region ion the 19th century. I study the lives and works of such immortals as Frederick Church, Thomas Cole and Sanford Gifford.
My e-mail is and more of my art can be seen on
The painting at right is entitled "Diffused Radiance, at Night" and is an oil on stretched canvas. Framed in a museum quality bronzed gold wide traditional frame, it is almost 15x17" on the wall and the canvas is 8x10". As framed it is priced
$600. I will consider a payment plan/fair offer from a sincere collector. If you purchase a painting from in Internet photo and you are not delighted when it arrives, you can return it for a refund within 30 days.
This painting is one of an ongoing series of night scenes with which I am happily busy. One of my night scenes was in the 2009 Hudson Valley Quadricentennial multimedia performance which toured the New York State last year.
Subject to prior sale, this painting may be exhibited in my studio at an open studio event August 14-15, 2010. My studio is about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area, and within a few hours of most points in New England, New Jersey and eastern PA. Other area studios will also be open that weekend, and if you would like a free illustrated map please let me know. It will be a wonderful way to spend an August weekend in the gorgeous Catskill Mountains.
If you prefer to view art in galleries, a few fine galleries that represent me are listed elsewhere in this blog. I hope you will read more blog posts. To see more, click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page. Well, it's a beautiful day to pant and I must be going.
Have a great week! And I would love to hear from you.