Sunday, December 26, 2010

Night on the Rivers

Hello all, and I hope you are having a great holiday season! 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. The season finds me home by my studio in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State, where the pre-eminent American school of art that became known as the Hudson River School began. I still feel thrilled to be able to view and paint many of the same scenes immortalized by Hudson River School masters like Frederick Church and Jasper Cropsey, and to make my own discoveries of new and beautiful places to paint. You an see more of my art on and my e-mail address is
The painting at right is entitled "Night on the Rivers" and was inspired by views of the mid-Hudson Valley. Night scenes are a growing passion of mine, and I am fascinated by their spare elegance and their power to evoke emotion. (There were a few night scenes among the old Hudson River School paintings but not too many.)
This work is on 11x14" stretched canvas and I framed it in a museum quality black and gold wood frame in a traditional manner. On the wall the painting measures about 19x22". As framed it is priced $900. This work is now on exhibit at Kaaterskill Fine Arts, Main St., Hunter, New York in the Catskill Mountains of spectacular Greene County, This is truly Hudson River School country. Contact me for more info about Kaaterskill Fine Arts or google the gallery.
For more info on the galleries that represent me please read my other blog posts dating back to 2007, or contact me for info on the gallery nearest you.
Or, you can view other paintings in my studio by appointment. The studio is about 2 hours drive north of the NYC metro area and within a few hours of most points in New England, NJ and eastern PA.
I hope you will browse some of the other posts on this blog, dating back to 2007. For older posts, click on "Older Posts" at this bottom of this web page.
Have fun! I would love to hear from you.
Best, Ellen

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