A Day in Vermont
November 30, 2020


Hillside Birches

Auction Closed. Sold via Buy Now. Next Auction Monday, Dec 7.

On nice days I often take a break from painting to soak in some sun outside the studio.

Relaxing in my lawn chair recently, I noticed how much the birch trees enjoy it too.

They seemed to be dancing down the hillside like a chorus line in rhythmic syncopation.

Once an idea like that appears, a painting isn’t far behind.

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

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And The Winners Are…

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

It’s one small way I can say thanks for your amazing support.

Our first winner for November is Karen Terry of White River Junction, VT. Kristen chose “Windsor Vermont”, and had this to say…

“Have always loved your work and wondered which I would choose, should I ever have the opportunity to do so. I finally decided on the Windsor Vermont scene as that is the place that holds the most memories for me as I lived there the first 22 years of my life. My parents, in-laws and life long friends have called this town home for their entire lives!”

Our second winner is Janine Levesque of Middlebury, VT. Janine chose “Brighton View”, and had this to say…

“Vermont has been my home for my entire life and it is truly a special place. The beautiful mountains and lakes, the hard working people that live here and the sense of community are some of the things I love most about our state. I selected “Brighton View” because it perfectly captures Vermont and its breathtaking beauty! I love how the view is from across Island Pond Lake. It really draws the viewer in and creates a great sense of peacefulness. I am a big fan of “A Day in Vermont” and am thrilled to win this print. Thank you so much!”

11 Responses to “Hillside Birches”

  1. trudi a beaman-martinez

    absolutely beautiful! birches are my favorite trees…. thank you for all your artwork

  2. Lenor Filler

    another road not taken.. but i would like to go down it

    another road not taken .. although I would like to

  3. Carla Melton

    I live in the Southwest and have visited Vermont twice. Your artwork captures the beauty of Vermont perfectly! I look forward to visiting this beautiful state again someday.

  4. Linda Jung

    I had the privilege of attending college in Vermont as an out-of-stater and just fell in love with it. Thank you for capturing its beauty and sharing it.

  5. robert speiser

    love those vibrant colors…birches hold their leaves in fall longer than most trees

  6. Sheila McCormack

    Here in southern New Jersey the beach is where people go to soak in the sun and unwind. However, it’s a particular Vermont location that my friend (also from NJ) refers to as his beach. It’s there that he sets up his lawn chair, admires the magnificent mountain view, and b-r-e-a-t-h-e-s. Thank you so much, Peter, for sharing your beautiful 1) view, 2) point of view, and 3) painting!
    PS: Your description of the birch trees as a “chorus line in rhythmic syncopation” brought the Rockettes to mind. I’ll now have (and enjoy) a whole new perspective when seeing a beautifully adorned line of trees. Thanks!

  7. Michael Emerick

    Call me crazy…no call me enthusiastically hopeful…because, as I was letting your painting work it’s magic on me, I got a political response, of all things. The small patch of subtle pastel purple in the sky says to me that there is unity for our country along the road we shall travel. The vivid richness and diversity of colors represents to me the multi-cultural beauty we have to enjoy as we journey down the road of life together. (Plus, on a more whimsical note, I have always thought of white birch clusters as three Dalmatians gathered together discussing what what mischeive they could get into next!

  8. Michelle Blair

    Peter – this one really resonates. Being born in the Adirondacks, Birch Trees are my favorite! You continue to be a painters inspiration! I was home the other day and showed a few of your originals that are on display in my home and it brought joy to my heart that you have followed your passion and are living your dream! Thank you for all you do! Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!


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