A Day in Vermont
April 2, 2018

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Spring Snow Shadows

Are shadows really a deeper blue during Spring?

Maybe it’s because the sun is a little bit warmer.

Maybe there’s a fascinating scientific explanation.

Or maybe it’s just my imagination.

No matter.

When it comes to art, “Maybe” works for many questions.

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

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50 Responses to “Spring Snow Shadows”

  1. Kim Denis

    A beautiful reminder that we are on the threshold of a new season!

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  2. Carol Christensen

    Beautiful colors and very artfully composed – love the “sunny disposition” of this painting!

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  3. Debbie McMullan

    Makes you just want to travel down this road! Beautiful.

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  4. Marilyn

    Your work is wonderful, Peter. Thank you for sharing your images on Facebook.

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  5. Susan Roberts

    Love the composition, the colors, the feel of this wonderful painting.

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  6. Beth Ann Rossi

    Maybe it’s simply what you see you shadow lover you! Thanks the joy of your vision.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Beth! A favorite quote…. “What one sees depends mainly on what one looks for.”

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  7. Gretcheng

    I love this painting: so snowy, but so hopeful of melting! I especially appreciate your posting the onsite photograph and the preparatory sketch. I’m learning about composition, and it’s so helpful to see how you translate a scene into a work of art.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Gretchen, you are wise to use the word “translation”. It’s that process that gives us freedom of personal expression. That’s Art.

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  8. Ann

    Love love love this painting (as my Grandsons would say) . I too appreciate the sketch and photo, am taking a watercolor class and learning new things from others all the time. Appreciated seeing some of your originals Thursday evening in Springfield at the Vault Gallery, what a lovely artisan shop ! I foresee future visits there, was nice of you to extend the invitation .

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Ann, and thanks very much for coming to the Vault opening!

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  9. Judy Storch

    Definitely one of my new favorites! Did I miss seeing the location of this lovely painting?

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  10. Sandra Welch

    Beautiful as usual. Just got a photo from my
    friends in snow covered Simsbury, CT. They are
    ready for Spring & Summer. Love your work and always
    look forward to your posts.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      We will appreciate Spring when she arrives, for sure. Tx Sandra!

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  11. Alice Sciore

    Hay Peter ! ! ! This is a KILLER…WOW ! ! ! TOO TOO GORGEOUS.. BRAVO ! ! !

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  12. Brian Blaine

    Beautiful painting! As for the snow shadows, I think the seemingly (and probably real) intensity of the blue is the result of reflecting a blue sky overhead, and also changes in the crystal structure of the snow as it compacts and begins the accelerated process of melting under a long-awaired spring sun.

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  13. Betsy Lenora

    This is the kind of view that makes us think maybe winter wasn’t so bad after all!

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  14. Michele

    Peter this is perfect! You capture Vermont and share it beautifully. Thank you.

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  15. Bob

    I could comment on every painting you paint, they’re all beautiful. But this one, this one Peter, is my all time favorite so far. Everything from the perfectly colored blue sky and clouds, the perfect shadows, the muddy tracks on the dirt road, to the red flag on the mail box. I wish I had expendable cash, I’d own this one.

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  16. Doris Michel

    What’s that? Deep winter just in springtime? Really, the shadows are deeper and the contrast is sharper. Many years ago we travelled in Austria and Switzerland and we had snow in June. It was very hot in the sun but from time to time a snowstorm drived us into sure places. It was a journey full of surprising events just like your paintings. Everyone is waiting for the springtime and winter remains on and on.

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  17. robert speiser

    very nice, spring scene/landscape. I agree snow surface different in spring…Shadows on my property seem more dark than bluish.

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  18. Paula Smith

    All your paintings remind me of my life in Vermont.
    You certainly capture all the beauty

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