Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rising Moon on the Pond

Hello, all of you who love landscape paintings, especially paintings reminiscent of the Hudson River School. I am Ellen Perantoni and I paint the landscape in oil, inspired mainly by the nineteenth century masters who inhabited my home region in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State. I live and paint in a studio on the lower slopes of the Catskill Mountains, among the wondrous scenes and romantic atmosphere first immortalized by such greats as Sanford Gifford, Frederick Church and Asher Durand. This blog contains art images, art chat and purchase info. My e-mail address is and more of my art can be seen on
The painting at right is entitled "Rising Moon on the Pond" and is part of my ongoing moonlight series. I have become enthralled by the night scenes of this beautiful region of peaceful lakes and streams and the "lordly" Hudson River, as if has been referred to in literature.
This painting is on 12x24" stretched canvas and framed in a museum quality dark tarnished gold wide frame that brings it to 20x32" on the wall. It is on exhibit at Berkshire Art gallery, 80 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass. which is open 12-5 Saturday and Sunday. It is sensibly priced at $1800.
If you purchase a work of art from my blog or other Internet photo without seeing the original you can return it for a refund within 30 days if you are not delighted. Most people feel my actual paintings have more depth and energy than the dot-matrix digital Internet photos.
I'm also represented by other fine galleries which exhibit my work in New York State, New England and California. For specific info on these please read more blog posts--there are posts dating back to 2007.
I show art by appointment at my studio, which is about 2 hours from the NYC metro area and within a few hours of most points in New England, NJ and eastern PA.
I hope you will read and enjoy more of these blog posts--to read more posts click on older posts click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page.
Some of the paintings pictured in these posts are sold but others are still available. You can also read about previous studio tours and the fun I have meeting new people and showing my art in my own creative setting. Summer in the Catskills is a marvelous season and you will not regret a weekend here. I can also refer you to motels and B&B's in the area.
I would love to hear from you.
Best, Ellen