Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sunset on Still Water

Hello, all! This is Ellen Perantoni again, painter of the landscape in oil, inspired by the immortal art of the nineteenth-century masters of the Hudson River School of Art. This was the first uniquely American school of painting and as far as I am concerned it can't be beat. Or maybe the gentle yet dramatic scenery and skies of the region have had me under their spell for years. The blog is about my art, art chat, history and happenings, and purchase info. You can see more of my art on and my e-mail address is
The painting at right is another in the "long horizontal format" that I find elegant and have become increasingly fond of. You can feel the stillness in your soul of the gilded water that seems to have stilled its very ripplings in hushed air.
It is framed in a museum quality heavy hardwood frame, a work of art in itself. The painting comes to about 21x33" on the wall and the frame is almost 3" deep. The stretched canvas is 12x24". As framed it is priced $1950. and we are presently enjoying it in our home. But I love so many and most will be sold, so I will consider a payment plan/fair offer from a sincere collector.
If you would like to see this, or any other, work of my art before purchase you can make an appointment for a studio visit. I think you will enjoy seeing the paintings even more in actuality...they have a depth that digital dot-matrix photography does not convey here.
If you purchase from an internet photo without seeing the original you can return it for a refund within 30 days if you are not delighted.
I also exhibit in several fine art galleries in the Hudson Valley region, New England and California. More info on these is in other posts in the blog, or please e-mail me for the gallery nearest you.
I will be teaching a few small indoor/outdoor painting workshops in my region this summer and early fall. There is more about these in other blog posts. To browse previous posts please click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page.
Have a great weekend,
best, Ellen