A Day in Vermont
April 17, 2017

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Clarendon Vermont

Spring is eager to emerge.

Most of the time the best subjects appear out of nowhere.

That said, the artist has to be looking.

Lucky for me that’s most of the time.

Rumbling down (Otter) Creek Road I slowly passed this nice view of Clarendon off in the distance.

It was worth a second look.

Size: 12X16 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Oil on panel

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30 Responses to “Clarendon Vermont”

  1. Steve Gilzow

    Lovely work, Peter. Wonderful to see purple and almost-orange so close to each other. From the accompanying photo I see you’ve left our brotherhood of the blue stool for the opulent luxury of a folding chair!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Steve, funny about the blue stool brotherhood. I’m still a member, but I wore the little plastic feet off grinding in dirt and gravel. I got some replacements but have yet to put em on. The relative opulent comfort of this folding chair is something I could get used to, as long as I don’t have to pack my gear very far. I am now a junior member of the folding chair fellowship.

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  2. Nancy Roppolo

    Every week I look forward to your beautiful paintings. Wish I could buy them all. Keep up the great work. Hope to catch you along the road somewhere, someday. <3

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks very much Nancy, I wish you could too! No bids on this one yet so someone may get a real bargain.

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  3. Susan Roberts

    Love it! The colors, the angles, the shapes, the peacefulness …the real old Vermont village!

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  4. Deanie

    Not only is the purple in the hills stunning, but your easel and the original scene are interesting…

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Deanie, yes, i have an ever evolving set up. It’s all part of the fun!

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  5. Pedone Joyce McKearin

    Love the subject. I worked as Town Clerk for 30 years in the Town Hall – white building in the center of your painting.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you for all those years of service! You must have been very good.

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  6. Brian Blaine

    I can’t tell from the photos, but I suspect that artist’s license may have made an otherwise eroded and non-remarkable streambed into that delightful, meandering water-path. It draws the viewer’s eye in and through the painting until it reaches the interesting shapes and rich colors of village and mountains beyond. Were the early songs of field sparrows and phoebes delighting your ears as you painted?.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      There was some typical spring water here and there across the field, here in the low lying valley next to the creek. I may have “arranged” it just a bit. 🙂 Yes, it was a very peaceful afternoon on a quiet dirt road. Except for one irate motorist who had to patiently wait 20 or 30 seconds for an oncoming car to pass before he could get around my truck parked on the side of the road. Damn artists!

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  7. cynthia adams

    …”.and the river runs through it”…. Clarendon has a lot of history; rich land and you have brought it all together for viewing. Thank you for our continuing pleasure. Cynthia

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  8. Charlotte Birchmore

    As I live not far from that sweet Brick Church (married there), I love that view. Very special to me and my husband. Thanks for your view point, Peter

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  9. Muriel Brown

    Another winner. Well, all your works are winners. This is especially meaningful because its such a beautiful spot in every season! You captured it perfectly.

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  10. Vivian Seidler

    Hi Peter, another wonderful picture! Thank you so much! If you go out on an errand, it must take you along time to get there! Do you pack all your supplies every time you go out? LOL

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Vivian. At this point I can’t really turn “it” off. I almost always have a camera and sketchbook. When the weather is decent and I know I’ll have a window of possible painting time, it’s worth it to bring my gear. My problem is packing light. Years of trying have not helped too much. I was a boyscout, and our motto was “Be Prepared”.

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  11. Carol

    Love the colors the blues and purples and the point of view. Will have to visit Clarendon so see your vision. Am a big fan of Maxfield Parrish (former neighbor and sharer of tea) and his visions of Plainfield NH church and village.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Carol! I love M.P.’s work as well, but never had tea with him!

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