Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Golden Fields Beyond

A happy holiday season to all you friends, collectors, and lovers of fine art!   This is Ellen Perantoni again, painter of the landscape in oil in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School masters.  This painting is entitled "The Golden Fields Beyond" and the time spent painting it has been among my happiest..  I've been posting on this blog for almost ten years and have loved reaching out to an apreciative public this way.  I haven't kept track of the number, but have probably posted at least 100 times here, most of the posts including art images and details about some of my processes.  Many of the paintings have been sold but some are still available. 

      For a quick overviww of more of my art, browse
and you can contact me at

     This painting is on aa 14x18" stretched canvas, in a wide tarnished gold wood frame that brings it to about 21x25" on the wall.  It is hanging in my studio/gallery, the Back O' Beyond Gallery/Studio in Sedona AZ.  I lived in the Hudson Valley for many years and my personal and creative roots are there.   This work is priced at $1275. including shipping to points within the USA.

     You are welcome to view my art at the Gallery, by appointment, before purchasing.  If you purchase a work without seeing it, from the digital photo on the Internet, you can return it within 30 days if you are less than delighted.  Most people think the art works look better in actuality, as my technique which makes use of glazing adds depth for an almost 3-D effect. 

       I accept PayPal and money orders and personal checks drawn on USA - based financial institutions, and ship as soon as payment clears.  Contact me for close-up photos if you want to see them, also for instructions on paying with PayPal or mailing a payment instrument. 

        To view more paintings and read more posts, click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this web page.  Hope you enjoy them.  And have a joyful and safe holiday season. I would love to hear from you.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Warning to Art Collectors -- Look for A Clear Ellen Perantoni Signature and Title:

Hello friends, blog readers and art collectors.  I've been posting my oil paintings and related art info on this blog since 2007 and have met many good people and sold many paintings.
But it's come to my attention that - regrettably -- there are paintings out there being sold online
 as  signed Ellen Perantoni paintings which are not.
      Apparently I am sufficiently famous for my work to be ripped off!   Because that's what is happening.   Some fine and reputable dealers sell my art, with my blessing --  but it pains me to find that not all are fine and reputable.
      One indication you are not getting what you're paying for is the lack of a legible signature on both front and back, and a title on the back.  So far I have not seen my signatures being faked (though they could be, I suppose).   The quality of the art is also much poorer.
     If you have purchased art represented as having been done by Ellen Perantoni  (or if you're thinking about it)  make sure the piece is clearly signed and titled.    I also include a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by me in print and script, if it is an online purchase.
       I'll also include a Certificate of Authenticity with a purchase through an art gallery I have authorized to represent me, on request, or with a direct purchase.   If you want to contact me to ask about a piece please e-mail me at
     The unsigned pieces are being offered on ebay, and at least one private website that I know of.
      I sell some of my own art on ebay under ID mstcwrld7.  And through art galleries I have authorized to represent me. 
      If you view one of my own painting listings under ebay ID mstcwrld7,  you can read my full warning.
And remember, you can always ask me about any painting you have ever bought as an Ellen Perantoni.  Anywhere. 
   That is a promise.
       Don't be fooled!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Path Into Evening

Hello all!  This is Ellen Perantoni again, painter of the landscape in oil in a quasi-traditional manner inspired by the masters of the nineteenth century Hudson River School.   I paint the Hudson Valley region, the West and the southwest, and am eternally transfixed by the marvels of each. This sunset panorama is on 18x36" wrapped deep canvas with the painting continued onto the sides of the canvas.   This adds to the almost 3-diomensional impact of the way I paint, so the scenes spring to life before you.  You can see more of my art on and my e-mail address is

 This work is currently in my studio getting its final varnish.  I am really enjoying it but it is for sale.  The price is $2750. including shipping within the USA.   It woudl also look good in the right frame if you prefer.

Please let me know if you would like to see close-ups of this work.  There is a great deal of fine detail; each blade of grass and branch of brush in the foreground is painted separately.

If you woudl like to view this work , or any of my art, in actuality it is in Back O' Beyond Gallery/Studio here in Sedona Arizona.  A great place to visit in its pwn right, with pleaseant weather almost all year round and the famous red rocks.  The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5 or by appointment. Contact me for more info.

I accept checks and money orders drawn on USA based banks, and will release the art after the payment clears.  I also accept PayPal.   Please contact me at to receive a PayPal invoice.

I would be pleased to answer questions about this work, Back O' Beyond Gallery,  or any other art work on this site or     These blogspot posts go back to 2007 and while many of the art works depicted are sold some are still available.  Click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this web page to go further back.  Older  blogspot pages feature mostly paintings of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains in New York State,.  You can see some of the paintings at fine art galleries including Green Antiques in Saugerties, NY and the Alt Gallery in Sedona.

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Seasons Change

Hello all!  This is Ellen Perantoni again,  painter of the landscape in a manner inspired by the Hudson River School masters from Albert Bierstadt to Frederick Church.  The above oil is a magnum opus of mine, at 24x48" and it kept me happily busy for weeks.  In addition to landscape and skies in their serene moments,  I am fascinated by weather.   And I love to capture moments of transition, which can be tantalizingly brief in spite of their grand scale.  You can see more of my art on  and e-mail me at

This work "Seasons Change" is executed on a 24x48" stretched canvas 1-1/2" deep with the painting continued on the sides of the canvas.   This gives it an especially 3-dimensional look.  It can be framed, or not.

It is currently drying in my studio and is almost ready for varnishing and for a new home.  It is priced $8000. and will dramatically transform a room,  a focus for all eyes.   Viewing this work, you cna actually feel the cold breeze from the distant snowy peaks rushing down into the foreground,
where fall still holds sway.

But you know the days and hours of the golden foliage which is recently reflected in the water are numbered and are very short.

Please know if you are interested and would like to receive close-up photo images.  They will show the detail which I labored over minutely for weeks.   Digital dot matrix photos do not fully capture the depth of my work which is executed in a series of many glazes, but those images will suggest it.

I accept PayPal and personal money orders and checks drawn on USA based financial institutions.  Painting will be very carefully boxed and shipped when the payment instrument clears.

 I am so happy to have completed this work to my painstaking requirements.   And I will be happy to answer inquiries.  You can read more of these blog posts  , most of which are about a single art image, by clicking on "Older Posts" at this bottom of this web page.  These posts go back to 2007 and many of the paintings are sold, but there are interesting stories. 

Have a great week!   

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Grizzly Cubs in Autumn

Hello friends, art lovers and blog readers!   This ia Ellen Perantoni again, painter of the landscape in oil, posting a recent painting of an expansive scene in the Grand Tetons.  In the foreground it is fall with cottonwood leaves turned gold and the high grasses by the Snake River turning tawny.  Two grizzly cubs explore the flats, looking small against the  huge scale of the scene.   My main artistic influence is the Hudson River School, in this scene the air is so crisp and sharp that the distant peaks seem close.  But they are actually a world away in weather;  at their great height they are in the midst of winter.

My paintngs on this blog cover the United States east and west and back..  I hope you will enjoy the blog (and keep in mind the paintings all look a lot better than these digital photos).  My e-mail address is  and you can see more of my work at a glance on

This painting is 36x36", executed on deep canvas 1-1/2" deep with the painting extended onto the sides. for a finished appearance.   I can frame it, or not, as the buyer chooses. This painting is $5200.   You can purchase it with PayPal or funds drawn on a USA based bank.  I will consider a payment plan or fair offer from a serious collector.

If you purchase this work form an internet digital photo and are not delighted you can return it for a refund within 30 days.  Most people think my paintings look much better in actuality, as they have a depth that digital photos cannot convey.  

Right now this painting is in my gallery in Sedona AZ, Back O' Beyond Gallery/Studio.  I  show this and other works from 12-5 Tuesday through Saturday, or by appointment.  The gallery address is 141 Back O' Beyond Circle, Sedona AZ 86336.

You  can also read more about me and Back O' Beyond Gallery/Studio on facebook, where I have a gallery page entitled with the name of the gallery.   Please call 928-554-4778 with any questions.

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Fall Color in the Grand Canyon, with PayPal Link : ( and re Open Studio April 29-May 1)

Hello all!  This is Ellen Perantoni again, posting another large 36" x36" oil landscape painting of a slope within the Grand Canyon which supports vegetation that turns a beautiful scarlet in the fall.  Behind this colorful slope in the foreground you can see receding slopes and peaks that are very far away but still within the Canyon's mile-deep opening in the earth.   I just finished this painting and it is drying in my studio.  I'll exhibit it here in my studio at the Sedona April 29-May 1 Open Studio weekend, unless someone like you purchases it first.

I have sold a great deal of my art here on the Internet, and have many references from satisfied collectors across a wide area.   I'm experienced with packing and shipping.   If a buyer is less than delighted with a painting it can be returned for refund within 14 days for any reason.

This work is executed on 1-1/2" thick wrapped canvas, with the painting continued onto the sides.  So it does not need to be framed (though it can be framed if you want, by me or your local framer.)
It is $5200. including shipping to anywhere in the USA.

If you are interested please ask any questions you may have, including requests for close-up photos.  I accept PayPal  and payment instruments , checks and money orders, drawn on USA based banks.  With PayPal you get PP's full Buyer Protection.  
If you wish to purchase this work with PayPal, click on this link to go to PayPal checkout:

If you would like to see the painting before purchase,  I would be happy to show it by appointment even if you cannot come to the studio on Open Studios weekend. 

My Gallery/Studio is called Back O' Beyond Studio and I am usually working here in the afternoons,  but it is advisable to call first at 928-554-4778.   For those who have not been to Sedona AZ -- it is a fabulous scenic place to visit with its unique red rocks,  and has often been compared to the Grand Canyon itself, but with residences among the rock formations.  I have many paintings of Sedona on this blog site.

My e-mail address is  and I would love to hear from you.  If you wish to purchase a painting by sending a check or money order as above,  please let me know and I will send you the payment address.

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

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Discovering Wotan's Throne, and My Exhibit at City Hall, Sedona AZ

Hello art lovers, friends, collectors all!   This is Ellen Perantoni, painter of the landscape in oil, and I apologize for not having posted lately.  I have begun a series of large paintings of the Grand Canyon,  one of the crown jewels of my current home, Arizona.  This oil on canvas shows the formation known as Wotan's Throne within the 200 mile long canyon.   You can see more of my art on and  my e-mail address is

The City of Sedona asked to exhibit some of my art at Sedona City Hall, and this recently finished painting is among those along with 26 of my other paintings.  Sedona Arts & Culture Co-ordinator Nancy Lattanzi is very happy to show and sell  these works by appointment, or possibly by chance depending on when you stop in.  Her phone number is 928-203-5078 and City Hall is open from 8-4 on weekdays excluding holidays.  

This work is on a 36c36" stretched canvas, 1-1/2" deep with the painting continued onto the sides of the canvas.   I am very pleased with the way this striking composition lent itself to an elegant geometry, dramatic composition and fine detail.  It is priced at $6000.

The City Hall exhibit will continue through late April and there will be a reception at City Hall on a date that is not yet determined. I will post the date when it is set.

I hope those of you who are in the region will stop by City Hall to view the paintings.  Thanks again, Nancy!  And please contact me if you have any questions about the exhibit, or wish to view the paintings in my own gallery, Back O' Beyond Gallery/Studio.

I am now working on two more paintings of the Grand Canyon; each is also 36x36".  Have a great week, and I would love to hear from you.

Best, Ellen