A Day in Vermont
October 15, 2018

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Brown Bridge

Auction Closed. Sold via Buy Now $800. Next Auction Monday, October 22.

The Brown Covered Bridge in Shrewsbury carries the Upper Cold River Road over the Cold River.

This bridge also serves as a gateway into the Jim Jeffords State Forest, named in honor of the late Vermont Senator and Shrewsbury resident.

During my visit I ambled down to the river’s edge to check.

Yup, it’s cold!

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

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26 Responses to “Brown Bridge”

  1. Melodie Saladino

    Wow! One of the most beautiful sights, ever! I love covered bridges, especially this time of year when the colors surrounding them are so vibrant. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Debra Farrington

    This one has a strong calming effect to me.
    I love fall! The Iowa colors are very odd this year after months of unusual weather.
    We have isolated majestic explosive trees of color and another next it might have lost every leaf. Last week we had 80′ weather and 3 days later had snow ! Love your adventure of Autumn.

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  3. Carole Hinners

    I just love that Brown Bridge painting. I hope you never hang up your brush Peter.

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  4. Andrew Chesley

    Took my wife to visit the bridge this summer where my dad took me fishing a couple times….(I hated fishing, but loved the location). Tough to make the turn down the road from the south. I remember climbing over the rocks and the embankment when I was a kid. Not quite as easy as a sexagenarian.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      I’m not as nimble on those slippery rocks as I used to be either, Andrew.

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  5. brian blaine

    I always appreciate how you manage, week after week, to find a beautiful subject, and then with the skill and vision of the artist that you are, render it even more beautiful in paint!

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  6. Doris Michel

    Oho, you find a covered bridge, you take a photo and you begin to paint. In this process the bridge begins to change from an official construction to a familiar one that looks “gemütlich”. You transform the the landscape through your eyes, your mind and your hands. And the result is friendly. Every week we find a a friendly painting that makes us peaceful und opens the eyes for the beauty of the all day views of Vermont.

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    • Doris Michel

      By the way: you sold this friendly painting directly. Congratulations!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you Doris, I like the”friendly” idea. “What the world needs now”…

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  7. Jerry Ash

    Love this beautiful painting of Brown Bridge. We lived within a half mile of Brown Bridge for 10 years and always considered it “our bridge”. It is in a spectacular setting and perfect to visit in all seasons. We stood by it for hours while hurricane Irene tried to destroy it and send it down the Cold River in 2011. Whole trees crashed into the bridge and were whipped under it by the raging water. Brown Bridge withstood the onslaught, and did not float away, because Nichols Powers built the bridge on an enormous Vermont rock. We could see the foundation rock exposed by Irene’s wrath the morning after the storm.

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    • Doris Michel

      Hallo Jerry, good Information and an interesting story about this heroic brown bridge which withstood the hurricane and the roaring water.

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