Thursday, June 13, 2013

Path through Fields, December

Hello, art lovers and blog readers!  This is Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil, posing today with an admittedly unseasonal view of a field divided by a row of evergreens.  I have been working on this painting for a very long time and just got it finished to my liking. The process of creating a painting is always an adventure and sometime takes quite a while, even years.  I live and paint in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, birthplace of the Hudson River School of art in the nineteenth century;  many of my paintings are inspired by this uniquely American school of art.  I am listed in AskArt.   Winter views and night views like this one are a departure from landscape painting tradition,  and I create them according to my own vision.   You can see more of my art on and my e-mail address is

 This painting is on 12x16" stretched canvas and is currently on exhibit in my studio.  As framed in a museum quality carved wood frame it is priced $1100. and measures almost 24x20" on the wall.   I would consider a payment plan/fair offer from a sincere collector.  

If you wish to see this work or my other art before purchase I will show it by apointment at my studio, which is about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area and within a few hours of most points in New England, NJ and eastern PA.

If you prefer to view art in a gallery, I am represesented by the Driftwood Gallery, Peekskill, NY; Green, Saugerties, NY; and Kaaterskill Fine Arts, Hunter, NY.   You can also purchase my art through Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, Bodega Bay, CA and At the Top, Rhinebeck, NY.

 If you purchase my work from an internet photo and are not delighted with it,  you can return it for refund within 30 days.  Most people like my actual paintings better than the digital photos, which do not show the depth and detail.

I have been posting on this blog since 2007.  To view more posts going back to that year, click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page.  I hope you enjoy the blog.  And I would love to hear from you!

   Have a great week,

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Storm is Over

Hello, art lovers and blog readers!  This is Ellen Perantoni again, with another panorama where the sky is a major, if not the principal. mover of the story.  Such views are frequent phenomena in  the Hudson Valley in summer, where passing thunderstorms have played a role in art and history since the days of the Rip Van Winkle legend.  (Rip's the fellow who hid from a thunderstorm and woke up up 20 years later). 

 I live and paint in today's Hudson Valley and as a painter I have too much to do to sleep when a thunderstorm creates such beauty in my world.  I want to do my best to capture it.  My art is inspired by the grand tradition of the Hudson River School of art and the beauties of the region, which are much the same today.  This blog contains my art, art chat, and purchase info.  My e-mail address is and you can view more of my art on

     This painting is on 20x30" stretched canvas and I have worked on it for a very long time.  It is now drying in my studio and I plan to frame it in a traditional wide gold frame that will bring it to about 28x38" on the wall.  Framed, it will be priced in the $2900.range, or $2600. unframed as it is.  

     If you wish to see this painting or my other art before purchase, I am happy to show it by appointment.  My studio is in the Catskill Mountain foothills (west of the Hudson River) about 2 hours' drive north of the NYC metro area.  On August 10 and 11,  I will have an open studio as part of a townwide studio tour weekend, and this painting will be there if it is not sold first. 

   The studio is within a few hours of most points in New England, NJ and eastern PA.  Contact me for more info, and directions.

    My art is also on sdisplay in several galleries and art venues that represent me: in Peekskill, NY; Hunter, NY; Saugerties, NY and Rhinebeck, NY.  Specifics are given in other blog posts, or ask me for the info on the gallery nearest you. I also exhibit in temporary art shows.  

    If you wish to see more photos of this work, just ask.  If you purchase a work of art from photos without first seeing the painting in actuality, you can return it for refund wihin 30 days if you are not delighted.  Most people think my art looks better in actuality. 

    it is a beaufiul day outside and my paints and easel are calling. To read more of this blog just click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page for posts dating back to 2007.

     I would love to hear from you.  Best, Ellen