A Day in Vermont
October 17, 2016


Big Branch Overlook

I discovered the Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area last week.

Brooklyn Road in Mount Tabor will take you there.

This was a painting suggestion I heard more than once.

Now I know why.

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery

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

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And the Winners Are…

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

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

Congratulations to our October winners!

Our first winner is Joey Bibeau of Essex Junction, VT.

Joey chose “Over the Hill”, and had this to say…

“Vermont to me is the sights and subjects Peter wonderfully depicts in his paintings and the feelings they invoke.  I share a fondness and appreciation for many of the places, structures and vistas found in my adoptive state. Thank you Peter for sharing your views of Vermont through both your paintings and words. They serve to remind me each week why I’m grateful to call it home.”

Our second winner is Peggy Yenchko of Springfield, Illinois.

Peggy chose “Windsor Vermont” and had this to say…

“I grew up in Rutland and have wonderful memories of growing up there and of the beauty that surrounded us.  My husband’s job would take me to central Illinois where there are a few areas that look a bit like home, but with 75% of the state farmland it is very flat. I chose Windsor Vt because in the 37 years since I have been away I have only been home once during foliage season and the vivid colors in the painting remind me of how I remember Vermont in the fall.  Harvest season is ongoing here and has its own beauty, but you never forget Vermont in the fall.  Thanks, Peter, for sharing this beautiful piece of Vermont!”

22 Responses to “Big Branch Overlook”

  1. Carolyn

    I was there just last weekend. It’s my favorite place on the planet, and I’m so happy to see this painting. You captured its essence perfectly. Thanks, Peter!

    • Peter Huntoon

      I’ll send a couple more south before we are done Deanie, thanks!

  2. Jane Tolassi

    Every week when I get my email, I am awed by another striking painting. So beautiful and brings back so many happy memories of leaf peeping and going to fall craft fairs!!

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you Jane, I’ll try to keep the hits coming. Fall makes it “easy”!

  3. Joan Patin

    I was so excited to see this painting. My husband and I frequented this park while we were dating many moons ago. This was our “Lovers Lane”. We just celebrated our 49th anniversary on Sept 30. Just love your work, and mesmerized by your videos. You make it look so easy. Wish I had your talent!!

  4. Brian Blaine

    For several weeks now I’ve been especially tuned to the wonderful colors, textures, sounds, and odors of fall in Vermont. I love the spectacular valleys and mountains, but I sometimes find myself photographing a close-up of a particular tree trunk, or a single branch of leaves, thus capturing a certain deeper intimacy. Likewise, I really related to the foreground leaves that you painted in the area of the large tree trunk on the right side of this weeks painting. I may be a bit crazy, but for some reason that small special element touched a special chord in my heart. Thank you for sharing yet another beautiful painting.

    • Peter Huntoon

      You are not crazy Brian. Sometimes it’s those “minor” details that play such an important role in supporting the big picture. That’s why there’s a “Best supporting actor/actress” category I suppose. Thanks Brian!

  5. Susan Roberts

    Thanks for bringing this beautiful spot to us! Beautiful work as usual!

  6. Chris

    Can’t stop smiling! Your colorful cupping flow simply says smile. Good to live where this happens,Thanks.

    • Peter Huntoon

      I’ve long thought that when I put an authentic smile into my work, people smile back. A smile is contagious, after all. Thanks Chris!

  7. cynthia adams

    NICE beauty you captured… each photo is great also. Missed seeing this Monday…I was fortunate to be away in Maine for a couple days. 70 degrees so my sister and I were wading in the surf in Kennebunk area! Very nice BD gift for me…. I thought of you painting in the Cape Porpoise area….beautiful scenes… we ate out doors @ the Chowdah House wharf… thank you for sharing beauty and wisdom Cynthia

    • Peter Huntoon

      I would not want to be anywhere but Vermont in October, but you do make a tempting case for Maine, Cynthia. Glad you enjoyed the warm temps!

  8. Doris Michel

    Hallo Peter, it’s a really spectacular panorama and a colorful perspective you’ve painted. Great. Even the photos depict the beautiful park. This week I’ve been painting with my eldest friend of my time in university. She calls her workshops “Washing eyes”. This is what you do. You’re washing eyes. This week was also exiting for me because yesterday my two grandsons are born and now I’ve three grandchildren. Your painting will remind me of the twin’s birthday.


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