A Day in Vermont
August 20, 2018


Chester Vermont

I paid a visit to Chester and the Fullerton Inn recently.

Even though it was afternoon the warm glowing lights on the Inn’s front porch grabbed my attention.

Like flipping a switch, a new painting idea was born.

I love it when that happens.

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” Francis Bacon

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

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16 Responses to “Chester Vermont”

  1. Noka Garrapy

    Peter ~
    We are just in love with Chester! This is a really emotive painting!

  2. cynthia adams

    A wonderful display of historic architecture in your award worthy art! Nice to see the old band stand .

  3. Lauren Corson

    Peter-Your art is reaching new levels. Love the details and the play of light that you’ve integrated. Makes me want to stay at the Inn.

  4. Maureen Wallace

    Peter, I love how you were able to translate the photo into an evening painting. Love the parking lot/road colors and paint application. Can I ask you please. I have been painting in gouache. You mentioned in a comment to me a few months ago that I could use a varnish spray to not have to use glass. I do find that the colors darken after the spraying. I’ve tried matte, satin & gloss.Any suggestions? If you spray a watermedia panel, do you use matte, satin or gloss? Thanks for your help.

  5. Doris Michel

    Hi Peter, it looks very “gemütlich” this Fullerton Inn. Chester, I suppose, is a traditional place and you pushed it with your colors into a very attractive inviting place. The blue hour, it was slightly raining before and now reflections of light on the street. The use of the complementary contrast is a delicate thing. It can be too strong but in your painting it’s the highlight. Many artists were attracted by the twilight, the especial mood between day and evening. So you do and we follow you to see Chester with other eyes.

  6. Sherry

    My dear friend, who died suddenly in March, lived many years in Chester after leaving the hectic, urban life of NJ. She would often frequent the park to listen to a concert or simply to bring a young wolfhound that needed a distraction (watching folks) while she groomed him or her for an upcoming show. She loved the charm and quaintness of “her” town and took many beautiful photos of Chester and the surrounding area.

  7. Sandra Welch

    Peter another beautiful painting as usual. Thanks for
    brightening my day.

  8. Joan Curtis

    Hi Peter. It’s a lively image, totally capturing the charm of Chester. Thanks for showing it.

  9. Brad

    What a welcome bright light for those of us currently sitting in cloudy, soggy central Pennsylvania !

  10. Charlotte Birchmore

    I am a “fan” of Chester! Lived in the Addison County area most of my life (now in No. Clarendon) and have just discovered the sweet village of Chester!

  11. Lise Gray

    this is absolutely STUNNING! I love the colors! I’m from Canada, I have not quite seen anything like this, you are a wonderful artist!


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