A Day in Vermont
June 1, 2020


Memorial Day

“Home of the free, because of the brave.” – Unknown

We have much to be thankful for, and many to thank.

I wanted to honor the day and our Veterans through art.

This painting began on Memorial Day last week, on the green in Middletown Springs.

“I have walked this earth for 30 years, and, out of gratitude, want to leave some souvenir.” Vincent van Gogh

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

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And the Winners are…

As you may know, each month I draw two random Day in Vermont email subscribers to win a free print of their choice.

It’s one small (and fun) way I get to say thanks for your continued support.

Our first winner for May is Lena Ward of Mechanicsburg, PA. Lena chose “Plymouth Notch” and had this to say…

“My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Vermont several years ago for the first time. I had seen such beautiful pictures from the many visits my son and his family have made there, and I was more than anxious to go. I must say, it did not disappoint! Vermont is a beautiful state filled with quaint country stores and roadside markets, along with amazing natural waterfalls and covered bridges. I visited around the third week in September, and some of the leaves had a hint of turning into their colorful fall colors. It was simply amazing!
Words cannot describe the beauty and serenity I felt as we drove from town to town, just taking it all in! I had a very difficult time trying to decide which print I would choose as they are all such masterpieces, but I finally settled on Plymouth Notch. The day we visited, there was a beautiful blue sky just like in Peter’s painting, and the countryside is so beautiful there. It’s a visit I will never forget and I plan on returning to Vermont as soon as I possibly can. Until then, I look forward to A Day in Vermont, and being surprised with each new unique painting!”
Our second winner is Clare Sullivan of South Burlington, VT. Clare chose “Here Comes the Sun” and had this to say…

“Especially now, in this fraught world, it is such a treat to choose one of Peter’s creations. Having lived in Vermont for a total of 35 years and raised three children here, I appreciate Peter’s focus on moments in time we normally take for granted. From a hometown street scene to a single flower to winter woodlands, his art captures the essence of being alive in Vermont. “Here Comes the Sun” is strong and beautiful and optimistic, just like Vermont.”

9 Responses to “Memorial Day”

  1. Karen Moorman

    I love this one. Beautiful. I wish I could see it in person

  2. Lyn Parker

    Love this one. Taken a ride thru this little town many times. Thanks for the memory!

  3. Catherine Witman

    Seeing this painting has started me counting the days until I am in Vermont myself to view the sights. 27 long days. Am so looking forward to being there.

  4. Lynn Goertz

    This is absolutely beautiful and I believe it’s my favorite so far! Thank you for sharing your art!

  5. cynthia adams

    SO meaningful for both past and present….with the turmoil in our country now. Thank you Peter. Cynthia

  6. Beth Ruberg

    Another lovely painting! Thanks for sharing with us…it really gives our spirits a lift!

  7. brian blaine

    As your painting shows so beautifully, cannons eventually stand silent, as do our monuments of stone, Nevertheless, the memories of our brave and heroic soldiers still live, while spring days and earth’s new growth remind us to never give up hope or forsake our hard won freedom.

  8. Sheila McCormack

    Another lovely painting & sentiment, Peter. // In both the narrow & broader sense – there’s no place like home!


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