A Day in Vermont
April 6, 2020


Time Passages

Time is an interesting concept.

Although I’ve never actually seen it, apparently it can fly, run out, go by, slip away, and even stand still.

Regarding the past, I choose the good memories.

Considering the future, I try to aim high.

For sustained peace of mind however, nothing beats the present moment.

That’s where art is done.

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

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53 Responses to “Time Passages”

  1. Karen Moorman

    I love this. It reminds me of something or a place I cannot put my finger on. Is this a place you know?

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Karen! Yes, this scene is on Buxton Ave here in Middletown Springs.

  2. Sheila McCormack

    Inspiring thoughts and words to go with your lovely painting of a peaceful and comforting setting. Thank you, Peter.

  3. Janet Schotter

    You always make me smile when I receive your latest email. Thank you for sharing your talent with us all. Take care! Was your hands

  4. claudia Scott

    Peter, this is a very stressful for us and when I see your paintings, it reminds me to breathe and offer it up. Your words on time were perfect for today. Thank you again, kind sir for your weekly gift. Always with affection from Florida

  5. Betsy Lenora

    I’m a BIG fan of Present Moment! It’s the ONLY way to live….nicely done, soft painting, Peter. One nice thing about art is it captures the present moment & holds it forever.

  6. Barbara Geffers

    There is something about the peace of a country scene…it’s just there and you can feel it on site. Thank you Peter for your beautiful artwork.

  7. Kathy

    Staying in the present moment has recently become my biggest challenge! Appreciating this reminder that you are sharing with us…

  8. Beth Ruberg

    Peter, i love your philosophy as much as i do your paintings! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us.

  9. Cecelia

    This a such a meaningful picture and your words touch me. Thanks for always being so positive!

  10. cynthia adams

    Surely, your capture of the buildings reminds me of the steadfast TIME that all the farmers and others spent creating their farmstead and livelihood. Thank you.

  11. Deb Farrington

    You manage to brighten every Monday!!!
    Especially in these days of seclusion/2020

  12. Joan ward

    Peter, you are an artist in every sense of the word. Your paintings and words are so very descriptive! ❤️

  13. suzi r

    Thank you so much, Peter! Even a gray-sky day from you is enough to perk up a Monday morning in times like these. Cheers of appreciation from this camp!

  14. Elizabeth Giordani

    Your art is always an inspiration, Peter! Today your words are equally inspiring. Thank you.

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Elizabeth! Probably one of my better statements. As I like to say, even a blind squirrel finds an occasional nut.

  15. Mary Hendricks

    Peter, beautiful work and so fitting. Finding a way to live in the moment is the path to peace. Sending warm regards from Texas, Mary & Duane

  16. Brian Blaine

    Truly a masterful use of color, and composition, this painting brings a sense of peace and hope. Thank you, Peter. Take care and stay well.

  17. Sandra Bilodeau

    I am curious about what the cluster of brick houses/ buildings is or was used for originally.
    Do you have information? This is such a peaceful painting— so needed at this time.

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Sandra, this painting is loosely based on a local scene here in Middletown Springs, Buxton Ave. From my perspective, It is a group of aging Vermont buildings and barns kind of tucked, tangled, and integrated into the overgrowth and trees. Evidence of time passing. Past a mystery, future unknown. So as in most of my work, less of a literal or factual interpretation than one of mood and personal feeling.

  18. Wendi

    With all the chaos our world is in now, it’s so serene to look at your work Peter. Your paintings always give me a sense of peace and confirmation that life is good.
    Thank you Peter.

  19. Judy Storch

    Time Passages are your most profound words and so perfect during this difficult time. Your paintings bring joy to so many lives. Thank you for your most welcoming weekly e-mails.


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