A Day in Vermont
August 10, 2020


Flower Child

Gardens and Grandkids sure grow up fast. My wife does an amazing job tending to both.

I give each painting my very best effort, but some pieces just don’t make it.

That’s to be expected, and encouraged.

The way I see it, a failure is solid evidence that I’m still learning and growing.

It took me three rocky attempts to get happy on this one… a real growth spurt!

“Failure is a precursor to growth.” Gina Mollicone-Long

Please Note: This auction is scheduled to run two weeks until Monday, August 24. 

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

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13 Responses to “Flower Child”

  1. Beth Ann Weymer Rossi

    The joy of life is a child…quote from MOI…thanks for the Monday spirit lifter.

  2. Michaela Tomaselli

    Hello Peter, Just love your painting of “Flower Child”. It takes me back to when I was a young girl
    Watering the flowers in our yard, oh!! Do many years ago. Thank you for all the beautiful paintings you share with us every Monday, and thanks for the wonderful trip back to Rutland, and my childhood.
    Stay safe, and well. Hope to see you in the Fall. Warmest wishes…Michael

  3. Claudia Scott

    Peter, when you are world famous, critics will wonder who the darling little girl is .. any hints?

  4. Sharon Goodwin

    What a treasure!!! Beautiful, as usual. Thank you, once again, for sharing.
    As a native Vermonter, I love “ coming back”, through your artistic gems!!

  5. Sheila McCormack

    Delightful painting, Peter! It brings to mind my mother’s voice (from days gone by) saying, “Good ol’ summertime!” Thanks for invoking that memory! / Enjoy your week off. I will miss seeing “A Day In Vermont” appear in my mailbox next Monday!

  6. Brian Blaine

    Three tries was well worth it! The fresh bright colors and textures wonderfully showcase the sparkle and joys of summertime and youth!

  7. Sheila McCormack

    A quote I came across a while ago just came to my attention again. … “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust … It seems to me that the people who look forward to “A Day In Vermont” each Monday feel that kind of gratitude & happiness by the paintings and sentiments you share. Thank you for those gifts, Peter!

  8. Peter Huntoon

    Thanks so much for the wonderful comments folks! I’m heading north to see what I can find. 🙂

  9. James Reiman

    I’m a native of Rutland living in Chicago. My parents purchased for me the image “Fall on Center” (#836). Unfortunately, even though behind UV glass, it has bleached out. I’d like to purchase another print of the image if you have any.

    • Peter Huntoon

      Hello James, please give me a shout at 802-235-2328. Thanks! Peter


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