A Day in Vermont
August 5, 2019


Boy of Summer

Once in a while my camera captures an action shot that simply must be painted.

Like this old dog happily leading a pack of young boys down a dirt road.

To me, that’s poetry in motion.

“A boy is Truth with dirt on its face,
Beauty with a cut on its finger,
Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair,
and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.”

Please Note: This auction scheduled to run for two weeks until Monday, August 19.

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

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Art in the Park

Art in the Park (Rutland, VT) weekend is this coming Saturday and Sunday, August 10 & 11.

I’ll be in my usual spot with prints and a few originals.

Please consider this a personal invitation to stop by and say hello!

24 Responses to “Boy of Summer”

  1. Jennifer Shepp


    Each time I get an email of your latest piece….or news of someone who was luckily to win the drawing of one….it always makes me smile. Art is a happy medium giving many a feel good day. Thank you for always sharing!! – Jen Shepp –

  2. Joan

    I find it amazing how the further away you view it from, the clearer it gets. A real gift!

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Joan, this is one of those step back paintings for sure.

  3. Lenor Filler

    I have 3 sons and we have a photo of the 3 on bikes { although the youngest is on a tricycle} this reminds of those days ,, they grew up on Cape Cod .. and when my husband had to go to a nursing home we posted that picture in his room.. great painting as usual

  4. Beth Rossi

    Like Lenor mentioned above I too have three boys. I recognized them in that painting immediately. It’s everyones sons, or grandchildren, or neighbors kids and you know mischief and skinned knees might come moments later. It’s growing up with fond memories of youth that make us all smile. Your paintings do that for us Peter, a Monday morning 🙂 Thank you!

  5. Connie Bonak

    Glad to see these boys are wearing helmets !! And I love the dog…….thx Peter !!

  6. carol

    Wonderful scene or boys and dog playing, enjoying the day! Hope and pray lots of boys still do that. I know I have grandsons who were never allowed out by themselves to do that…..

  7. Virginia Young

    This is a very wholesome subject. Love the dog – great colors as always, and I bike – fun.

  8. Shelley Martel

    What a wonderful picture! Brings back so many memories of my youth when summer days were full of fun and adventure. This is one of my favorite paintings–okay, more like one of many!

  9. tom pemrick

    no phones , just outside on their bikes and their dog , the simple things of a boyhood adventure


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