Thursday, January 26, 2012

Stream and Distance, The Catskills

Hello, blog readers and art appreciators! The unusual "brown winter" of 2011-12 is progressing towards February in the Hudson Valley, with no snow on the ground and little foliage on the trees. But my memories hark back to our magnificent fall, when the forests were aglow with gold, like the foliage in this painting. I am Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School. I am strongly influenced by the works of such 19th century masters as Thomas Cole and Frederick Church. This painting is an upstream view of the western Catskill Mountains at the height of the fall foliage season.
This blog contains posts with images of my art, art chat, and purchase info. My e-mail address is and more of my art can be seen on Or google Ellen Perantoni for about 9 pages of further info and history.
This oil painting on stretched canvas is 16x20". It is currently in my studio. Unframed, the price is $1650. I do museum quality framing, in traditional wide gold frames or mahogany or walnut, according to the collector's choice. I will consider a payment plan or a fair offer from a sincere collector.
If you purchase an art work from an Internet photo without seeing the original, you can return the painting within 30 days if you are not delighted. Most people think the actual paintings look better than the digital photos.
For those who prefer viewing art in galleries, I am represented by several fine galleries in the Hudson Valley region and California. More info on those are in other blog posts going back to 2007, so I hope you will read further.
I also show my art by appointment at my studio, about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area. It is also within a few hours of most points in New England, NJ and eastern PA.
If you have questions or comments I would love to hear from you.
Best, Ellen