A Day in Vermont
February 13, 2017

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Bridgewater Vermont

We have some snow now.

I like to keep an eye on the weather, and when the going gets tough, I get going.

Potential painting subjects seem to take on a little extra personality.

Bridgewater offered me this nice view last week.

The snow clouds were lifting just enough to sneak a peek at Killington off in the distance.

Size: 12X16 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Oil 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 tremendous support.

Our first winner for February is Betsy Lenora of Somerville, MA. Betsy chose “Snow Bound” and had this to say…

Tho I was born in MA, VT still seems like “home”. Both of my parents were born in southern VT, so there were many family trips over the years. My mother’s side goes back at least to the Civil War – all her relatives are buried in the Meeting House Hill Cemetery in West Brattleboro. Tho today no one remains, I retrace my childhood memories several times a year, feeling like my roots are still in VT. In “SNOWBOUND”, Peter expresses that wintry day feeling of looking out the window at a cold and frozen world while we are safe and warm inside.

Our second winner is Jeff Schroeder of Castleton, VT.  Jeff chose “October Road” and had this to say…

My wife and I just retired and received a print from each of our employers. I worked for Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and received A Comfortable Retirement. My wife worked for Rutland Regional Medical Center and received Out to Pasture. Both prints were our picks so with your painting we will be off to enjoy the many back roads of Vermont. Jeff & Pat Schroeder

28 Responses to “Bridgewater Vermont”

  1. Karen Moorman

    This is a wonderful painting. I have always wanted to see Vermont. I hope to someday. It is on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Melodie

    Love this week’s painting!
    Congratulations to Betsy and Jeff on their win! 🙂

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  3. Randy Cresci

    You captured the beauty once again. I feel as if I am standing within the snowy shoulder of the road looking towards Killington Ski Resort. Thanks Peter.

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  4. cynthia adams

    Though we are practically snow buried in the Lakes Region of NH I am comforted by your artistic beauty.The yellow is so warming; the collection of roof and mountain peaks is a treasure. Cynthia

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  5. Deanie

    I like how you can see the skiing trails in the distance. As usual, your use of color is stunning!

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  6. Sukie Knight

    Hi Peter, Finally a place that I have been to many times so clearly recognize it. Thanks for getting closer to me! This is gorgeous and so lively with the yellow of this cool building to warm up the atmosphere on this snowy and windy morning:))

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  7. Catherine Witman

    Love Bridgewater and Bridgewater Corners. Used to have dinner at the Lincoln Inn. We have driven through there often on our way to Kedron Valley and Woodstock.

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  8. Charlotte Birchmore

    Love it. But – you forgot the local sheriff pulling drivers over!! Charlotte

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  9. Patty Stewart Minard

    When I go home to VT for a visit, I fly into Boston sometimes. I drive to VT and when I get to this building…( love the antique shop in it. Hope it’s still there…. ). I know I’m almost home!! Great painting

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  10. Brian Blaine

    I think the bold rendition of car headlight beams reflecting on the road really added a key touch of interest to this painting…but I’m not sure why! Would be interested in the thought process that led to this simple, but oh so significant, stroke of artistry.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Brian, I think I did that more by instinct than conscious decision. (a benefit of years of experience) When I analyze it, it works because it creates repetition with variety, an important element/principle of design. It also creates what I refer to as the Reese’s peanut butter cup effect…where the two people collide and one says…”Hey, you got your peanut butter in my chocolate”, and the other says “well you got your chocolate in my peanut butter”. The yellow building with the cupula stretches up “into” cool violets of the mountain on the left, while the opposite movement, the headlights stretching down into the cool roadway, occurs on the right. Asymmetrical balance creates interest and visual satisfaction similar to the resolution of a song ending on the major tonic chord, me thinks. 🙂

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  11. David Friedland

    Dear Peter:

    As you know, I married your sister right around the bend at the Corners Inn 30 years ago!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      I remember it well, David. Thank goodness you two found each other. Hard to believe 30 years has passed!

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  12. Bonnie Pettit

    My daughters and I were in the thrift store in the Bridgewater mall last Saturday. Great place to shop for items to reuse. Love this weeks painting. One daughter works in Killington. What a great view of Bridgewater.

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  13. Bonnie Pettit

    Love this weeks painting of Bridgewater. My daughters and I spent time last Saturday in the Mill at the Bridgewater thrift shop that is housed there. Great place to pick up items to be reused.

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