A Day in Vermont
April 10, 2017


A Fond Farewell

Maybe the snow has hung around a little longer than some of us would like, but I’m happy to oblige one more time.

Painting this recent sunset seemed like a fine way to bid a fond farewell to winter.

Now, I’m ready for Spring.

And a big congratulations to our free print winners for April!

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

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Each month I draw two random Day in Vermont subscribers to a win a free print of their choice.

It’s one small way I’m able to say thanks for your tremendous support.

Congratulations to our April winners!

Our first winner is Margaret van den Bergh of Ludlow, Vermont. Margaret chose “The Rainy Day” and had this to say…

“I look forward to Peter’s “A Day In Vermont”. I find he frequently captures those moments in Vermont that are hard to put words to and warm the heart. 

You wished to know why I love Vermont or what it means to me. Well, that made me think for sometimes I may take it for granted.  I will keep this brief. 

For me, Vermont is something new around every corner and around every season. Many people leave Vermont so as to not experience mud season, but I find it fascinating and of course, the roads frustrating. I love to see Vermont starting to relax from its winter hardness. Earthy scents start emerging and all those little signs of “return” are just there for the discovering. I feel like I connect to Vermont’s nature and wild things. I love to explore its multifaceted areas, sometimes starkly different and only 20 miles apart. Vermont means home to me. Thank you for the opportunity to remind myself of that.”

Our second winner is Amy Reynolds of Jupiter, Florida. Amy chose  “Lake St. Catherine” and had this to say… 

“A Day in Vermont artwork always brings me home to my childhood days in Vermont – thank you for the fond memories! Appreciate you and your work!”

20 Responses to “A Fond Farewell”

  1. Karen Moorman

    Thanks again, always look forward to Monday morning to see the new painting. Love this one and am lookin forward to spring too.

  2. cynthia adams

    OMGosh! truly a beautiful scene..breath taking Nature captured on canvas. Mondays are always a gift….thank you. Cynthia

  3. Anne Patch

    We are usually in Florida until the 1st of May, but remember well the last breath of winter and the first Canadian geese over Lake Champlain in the spring. Your paintings are always a great reminder of our years on the lake and in rural Vermont. I always look forward to Monday morning and the view of Vermont through your eyes. You never let us down! Looking forward to the summer on the lake. Thank you for what you do!

  4. Muriel jBrown

    You have faithfully given us a weekly Monday morning boost to our Vermont days of this time of year. Your view of the country side on canvas delights us no end. Now we are looking ahead to Spring and all the glorious new greens and colors. Thanks again and again!

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you Muriel, it’s easy(er) to paint knowing that I have ongoing support!

  5. Melodie

    Thank you for the beautiful sunset.
    Congratulations to Margaret and Amy!

  6. Rose Mulherin

    As we all look forward to spring this “Fond Farewell “is beautiful
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Ken Soltis

    An enjoyable sunset. As satisfying as the sunsets I watch over Barnegat Bay each evening.

  8. Brian Blaine

    First of all, what a beautiful painting ! Second, it must have been a fun challenge to achieve such depth of field while dealing with cool color (blue) throughout near, middle, and far distances while the greatest distance of all, the sunset sky, had to be rendered in “normally” advancing warm color. Finally, the subtle glow of sunset’s hues caught by well-placed and interesting groupings of trees and grasses contributed a lot to the success of the painting.

    • Peter Huntoon

      Interesting Brian that you articulate in words very well what my thought process and concerns were in the execution of the painting. It’s sure nice to know that the result came close to my intention. Thank you!


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