Sunday, November 18, 2012

Late Afteroon at the Quarry

Hello, art lovers and blog readers! I guess you are getting ready for the holiday season and I am too. The leaves have fallen from the trees here in the Hudson Valley, but one can always remember the soft afternoons of summer, and views such as this glimpse of afternoon sun on a still quarry pond. A friend of my family is fortunate enough to own this beautiful place, and as a landscape painter I was lucky enough to be able to capture this view. The fine detail of the foliage and highlights on the water cannot be fully appreciated from these digital Internet photos. I am Ellen Perantoni, and I often paint the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School and the slightly later Barbizon School of the 1800s. This blog consists of my art images, art chat, and licensing and purchase info for those who are interested. You can see more of my art on and my e-mail address is I would be happy to hear from you. This painting is on 8x16" stretched canvas in a museum quality carved hardwood frame. On the wall it measures almost 14x22". It is now hanging in my studio and is priced at $900. I would consider a payment plan/fair offer from a sincere collector.  My art is also on display in fine galleries; contact me for the gallery nearest you.  Should you purchase my art from an Internet photo without seeing the original, you can return it for refund within 30 days if you are not delighted. References are available from collectors who have purchased my work over the Internet. Most people find my work looks better in actuality because digital photos do not show the depth and detail of my technique. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Best, Ellen .

Monday, November 5, 2012

December Night's Dream

Hello, art lovers and blog readers! Are you ready for winter? This is Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil with a strong influence of the Hudson River School painters of the nineteenth century. And a strong dose of my own vision, as is apparent in this winter night's overview. I have been posting my painting images and art chat on this blog since 2007. Sometimes I haven't started painting a winter's beauty until the season is well underway, which means I don't finish the winter paintings until spring. This year, however, I wanted to have a few winter scenes done by the time the flurries arrive. This one is now drying in my studio. You can see more of my art on and my e-mail address is This painting is executed on 16x20" stretched canvas. As framed in a simple traditional style wood frame,it is priced at $1900. I would consider a payment plan/fair offer from a sincere collector. If you purchase a work of my art from an Internet photo and are less than delighted you can return it for a refund within 30 days. Though I don't enjoy the cold I find the visual beauty of a pristine winter landscape undeniable. This is how a bend in the upper river might look as seen from a hovering helicopter (or on the wings of a dream) at night. It is a view to set the heart at peace.  I am thankful this area was mostly spared by the recent Hurricane Sandy, and my heart goes out to the many who were in its path of destruction and are recovering. More of my art can be seen at fine galleries that represent me.. Have a wonderful week! I would love to hear from you. Best, Ellen