Monday, September 28, 2015

Vignettes in Oil, of River and Mountains - They Are Going Fast!

Hello friends, collectors, art lovers, all!   This is Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil,  with a group of small paintings which I believe can be correctly described as vignettes.  I vignette can be literary or visual,  or even a story, as long as it has the quality of being a brief and tantalizing glimpse of something,  usually something beautiful or something worth enjoying and remembering.

    I recently found a small group of these frames which create the impression of looking at the enclosed painting through a window, which draw you into the scene and lets you repose contentedly there.   These frame styles are  not being made any more, as far as I know,  so I was delighted to get them and found them  happily inspiring.

    Each of the above works,  all of which are about 11x13" or  9x12" as framed,  is priced at $350. including free shipping within the USA.   Singly or as a group,  they work!

    For the convenience and comfort especially of online collectors,  I accept PayPal as well as checks and money orders drawn on USA-based banks.

   **CLICK ON THE PAYPAL LINKS BELOW EACH PAINTING, below, to purchase the painting from your PayPal account and have it shipped to you FREE.

       The links will take you directly to PayPal Checkout, where you will enter your PayPal account information.  You will get all PayPal buyer protection features.
If you are not delighted with the painting when it arrives you can return it to me for a refund within 30 days. 

   to the first painting, "Homage to Brilliance" in the rectangular frame,  painted on rigid artist board:

    the second painting,  "Fall Riverside Cameo" in the cathedral window style frame, painted on rigid artist board:

        This painting has been sold to a collector.. 

   to the third painting,  (this painting is about 9x12' as framed, on the wall)
"First Woods Nativity" the snow scene in the cathedral window style frame, (think Christmas!)  painted on wood, as many nineteenth century Hudson River School paintings were:

    the fourth painting,"Cameo of Hope"the sunset in the cathedral window frame, painted on wood:

      This painting has been sold to a collector.

   to the fifth painting, "Cameo of Grace"   a similar sunset in a cathedral window frame (this is the last frame I have in this wonderful style!  and no idea if I will ever find another one):
 to the sixth painting, "Second Woods Nativity", a night painting with moon and stars, and an overall actual glow in the sky, 

      I have many references from satisfied collectors who have purchased my art from the Net.
If you are not delighted you can return the painting for a refund within 30 days.

     Many people have commented that my art looks much better in actuality than it does on digital photos on the Net,  which do not do justice to  the depth and detail.   You can view more of my art on  

     Please e-mail me any comments or questions at, or call me at 928-554-4778.

     I would love to hear from you!
          Best, Ellen



Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sun Melting Snow, Grand Canyon, with PayPal Link:

Hello all art lovers, blog readers, collectors and friends!   This is Ellen Perantoni again, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the great Hudson River School painters of the nineteenth century.  Now that I live in Sedona, AZ, my subject matter and lighting of the landscape embraces the west and southwest as well as the Hudson Valley.  I have begun painting the Grand  Canyon for a November 2016 exhibit at West of the Moon Gallery in Flagstaff, AZ, the city nearest to this natural wonder.  Due to its altitude of about 7000 feet above sea level, the rim of the Grand Canyon gets snow in the fall and winter, and here you see a little of that snow is left as the strong Arizona sun melts it.

I have painted this view on 18x36" stretched canvas, which is 1-1/2" thick with the painting continued onto the sides of the canvas.   This furthers the 3-dimensional quality of the work, for which I strive in all my paintings by painstaking and time-consuming layering and glazing.

This work is currently in my studio.  It can be purchased for $2750. including FREE SHIPPING to any point in the USA, and can be paid for with PayPal as well as check or money order from a USA-based bank.

I have many references from people who have purchased my art online and have been very satisfied with the art, the packaging and the service.  .  

To reach me with questions or discussion please e-mail me at
To purchase this work with PayPal click on the following link to go to PayPal checkout:

When you see the next screen (PayPal Checkout) enter your e-mail address and PayPal account info to complete checkout.

I also accept checks an money orders drawn on USA-based banks.   E-mail me at if you are interested in this. I am happy to show my art in my studio by appointment.

When you purchase a painting from an internet digital photo such as this, you can return it for a refund within 30 days if you are not delighted.  Most people think my art looks better in actuality, when you an see the depth and detail.  .  

You can view more of my art on

This art blog goes back to 2007 and comprises  a history of my art back to that date with art chat, comments about my techniques, and more paintings for sale.  Many of them are sold already.

To view older blog posts click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this web page.

Have fun!  I would love to hear from you.