Sunday, March 9, 2014

Parrot Rock, from Schnebly HIll Road

Hello, art lovers and blog readers!  This is Ellen Perantoni again, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School painters of the nineteenth century, and the finest landscape painters of the West.  (Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran fit magnificently into both categories....)  This nearly-incredible scene is among my favorites in my new home, Sedona AZ.  And yes, in case you were wondering, the rock formations here really are roseate-- allowing for the limitations of digital photography.  The actual painting's colors are softer and richer, and this oil painting appears much more three-dimensional when you are actually looking at it.   The colors are softer, highlights and shady spots.

    My e-mail address is and you can see more of my art on    The recent paintings are of Sedona's red rock country, and my earlier paintings are primarily scenes of the Hudson Valley, NY, where I first learned to love the natural landscape,.

        This work is on 16x20" stretched canvas and is currently drying in my studio. Subject to prior sale, it will beon exhibit April 25-27 at my Open Studio here is Sedona, as part of the SVAC Open Studios weekend.  On this weekend, 39 area studios will be open to the public in a free self-guided tour.  Free maps to the studios will be available at many area Tourist Centers and hotels, or contact me to receive a map.

     This work, Parrot Rock from Schnebly Hill Road, is priced at $1700. unframed, or I will frame it as you choose.  If you cannot come to see it on Open Studios weekend  I'll be happy to show it and other paintings by appointment.  Sedona is in northern Arizona, about 100 miles north of Phoenix.

    If you purchase a painting from an Internet photo you can return it for a refund if you are less than delighted.  Most people feel my art looks much better in actuality;  the details and depth are not apparent from digital photos on the Internet.

   Have a great week!  I would love to hear from you.   Best, Ellen


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