A Day in Vermont
March 2, 2020


Winter Tree

Auction Closed. Sold via Buy Now $800. Next Auction Monday, March 9. 

A bare tree basks in the glow of late winter light.

My idea was to paint a simple tree.

The older I get the more I recognize, appreciate, and aim for simplicity.

Both in life and in art.

As Henry David Thoreau said so well; “Simplify, simplify.”

To which Ralph Waldo Emerson replied; “One “simplify” would have sufficed.”

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

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21 Responses to “Winter Tree”

  1. Mike Burns

    ‘The Tree’ came out great!! BTW…You sold me on the garlic shrimp pizza!
    Mike Burns

  2. Barbara McGuinness

    Love , love the painting . The response by Emerson is perfect!

  3. Sheila McCormack

    Another beauty, Peter!! I came across the following quote recently, and it brought your beautiful paintings to mind: “It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, and I know of no substitute for the force and beauty of its process.” Henry James

  4. Mary Sanborn

    Love this. Brings back wonderful memories of my childhood home and the tree in our backyard meadow.

  5. Brian Blaine

    I think the quote that Sheila shared with us in her earlier comment says it all so beautifully.

  6. Beth Ann Weymer Rossi

    Trees are hibernating, resting and yet we still see their beauty and await their spring rebirth.


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