A Day in Vermont
November 2, 2020


Autumn Shores

Auction Closed. Sold via Buy Now. Next Auction Monday, Nov 9. 

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

Painting is just one way to have a conversation with Nature. She’s always ready to engage, if I’m willing to listen.

Here along the Autumn Shores of Little Averill in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, She had a lot of good things to say.

Please enjoy the new video below. We shot the footage in silence to honor the remote peace. (and I forgot the lapel microphone.)

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

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26 Responses to “Autumn Shores”

  1. Carol

    Bet it is snowed in there today! My husband has very fond memories of going there as a kid and he has taken me there a few times. Beautiful painting!!!!

  2. Nancy Rae Mallery

    This was neat to watch and see one of your masterpieces develop. So interesting to watch, How long in all did this take you to completion? Thanks for sharing.

    • Peter Huntoon

      Hi Nancy Rae, I painted about two hours on location, and perhaps another four in the studio. The initial on location work is fast and furious, a direct response to the subject at hand. The studio “clean up” is a slower pace and more considered. The aim is to retain the fresh honesty captured in the field, while bringing the painting to a satisfactory level of finish and completion.

  3. Mary Fran Lloyd

    Love the solitude, not to mention the absolutely beautiful painting. We are so fortunate to live here in Vermont….even more so during these difficult times. Thank you, Peter for reminding us of the gifts we have that surround us.

  4. Susan Leavitt

    Thank you for this video!!! Loved seeing you create another beautiful painting.

  5. Beth Ann Weymer Rossi

    So appreciate your Monday morning rhapsody: the flow of the water, the paint and musical notes were superb. You get a stand ovation from me. Bravo!

  6. Elizabeth Shattuck

    This was a wonderful video! Everything about it was interesting to me from your plein air set up, the tools you use, how you apply the paint, the scenery(!!!). Gorgeous painting, and thank you for sharing your process! I think it was amazing without words. From a Native Vermonter living in the Midwest, sigh.

  7. Margaret Wilson

    Thank you so much for this beautiful video capture of your craft! What a wonderful way to start my week in the magical natural setting you have created.

  8. Lillian Mercado

    There’s no place like up north to go and see the beautiful Fall colors and you are so lucky to be there. What a thrill to be able to paint outside and capture all that beautiful scene.

  9. Marilyn Maxwell

    A painting that will sell very quickly – it is lovely and so depicts a beautiful area of Vermont.

  10. Mel

    Such a beautiful, peaceful, video with a gorgeous ending. Thank you for sharing with this Florida gal.

  11. Peter Kushkowski

    Thank you for this glimpse into your ‘magic’. How you get all that intricate detail by wielding that wide flat brush is beyond me.

  12. Rose Senk

    Wow! What a beautiful and relaxing video to enjoy with my coffee on a Monday morning. Love all of your paintings.

  13. Randy Priest

    After talking with you and then watching this video, you’ve inspired me to visit Little Averill on my next trip to Vermont. Thanks again for taking me back to Vermont every Monday!

  14. Cynthia

    Peter, thanking for profusely for sharing this video. I am grateful ( and teary eyed) for your talent and the beauty of Vermont. I miss the exhilarating seasonal changes. Blessings to you❣️

  15. Shirley Kotek

    It’ s amazing how you make it come to life! fun to watch, thank you!

  16. Monique

    Such a charming, vibrant rendition of a delightful autumn day.
    Did you hire a hawk to photograph you from on high?

  17. Kim Greenwood

    Watching this video brought me such peace. For eight minutes I thought maybe, just maybe, everything is going to be ok. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us and for the video.

  18. Judith Reynolds

    Thank you for this peaceful escape from all the craziness going on in our world. I finally let my mind rest and enjoy!

  19. Brad Lockwood

    Loved the video and I share it with many friends. . We enjoyed the lake more this year than ever at our cabin that sits just above the lakeshore where you set up for the painting. Beautiful and you captured the feeling I get every time I’m there. Thank you.


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