Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunset After Thundershower

Hello, art loving friends and blog readers! This is my latest work in the "wide format" shape I've become fond of. I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the 19th century Hudson River School painters. I live and paint here in the Hudson Valley, where this kind of beauty is still blessedly commonplace...though that is is too modest a term for such spectacular beauty. The very changeability of the weather and the skies here is exciting. More of my paintings can be seen on and my e-mail address is
This work is still drying in my studio. Now that winter is on the wane (that's what the calendar says, anyway) I look forward to these mountains being clothed in lush foliage as in this view.
This painting is oil on stretched canvas, 12x24". I plan to frame it in a wide traditional gold frame that will bring its size on the wall to about 21x33". When framed it will be priced in the $1900. range; If a buyer wishes to frame it him/herself the price will be $1700. (I use museum quality framing, usually heavy carved hardwood frames).
Or it may be consigned to one of the fine art galleries that represent me, such as The Driftwood Gallery, Peekskill; Berkshire Art Gallery, Great Barrington, and Green, Saugerties, NY. And I also do temporary art exhibits and sell from my studio by appointment.
I have art work posted on this blog dating back to 2007. Some of those works are sold but some are available. Each blog entry about an available painting states whether it is in a gallery (and if so, which gallery) or in my studio.
If you purchase a work from me from an Internet photo without seeing the actual painting, you can return it within 30 days if you are not delighted. Most people feel the paintings look better than the photos, because digital dot-matrix photography does not convey the depth of my style.
To read more blog posts please click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of the page. Have a great weekend. I would love to hear from you,.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2011 Summer and Fall Landscape Workshops Forming:

Hello, landscape art lovers and blog readers! This is Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil, with another post which I hope you'll enjoy reading on a winter's morning (or any time that suits). I paint the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School and I'm listed in AskArt. My e-mail address is and you an see more of my art on
I have met many lovely people though this blog, people who have purchased my art, visited an open studio event or just sent friendly communications about painting. Also painters and beginners who would like to enter upon the absorbing study of this style of painting (which I feel is often sorely neglected).
When I paint, I want it all!
Meaning I am not satisfied with "washes" suggesting nature's miracles; I want to see and "feel" the laciness of leaves, the tumble of water in streams, the slow majestic progression of featherlight towers of cloud across the sky. Such tribute to the fineness of nature's textures is what I aim for in my art and what I work to teach, when I teach others.
I live and paint in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State, where the original Hudson River School master painters worked in the mid 1800s. I paint where Cole and Church painted, and in little known beauty spots I have delightfully discovered for myself in the 25 plus years I have lived in this region.
This is about 2 hrs. north of the NYC metro area and within a few hours of most points in New England, NJ and eastern PA.
I'm now taking registrations for three 3-day workshops in 2011: June 3-5, July 8-10 and October 7-9 (my fall color workshop!).
I am limiting each workshop to 4 participants ; I do not aim to make a financial killing but to give close personal attention to each student. I feel I in turn benefit from working with others.
Each workshop is $325. If you are interested please e-mail me at and I will e-mail you a registration form.
I would also be delighted to answer your questions. For those who need lodging info I can refer you to google sites where you can find convenient lodgings.
The painting image at right is detail from one of my typical works. This painting was sold a while ago to one of the first collectors who saw it.
I invite you to browse this blog further and see more posts: "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page" going back to 2007. On you can also see comments from people I have come to know and have done business with.
Have a great day! And those of you sharing a northeast winter with me, keep warm!
Very best, Ellen