A Day in Vermont
November 4, 2019

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Crystal Lake Morning

Back in October I stayed in a little cottage on Crystal Lake in Barton for a few days. This view was out my door and a few steps down to the water.

When it comes to choosing a place to paint, there are a number of considerations.

First, the subject “knocks my socks off”. When that happens I get a little animated, like a kid who hears the ice cream truck coming.

A second more practical component is physical proximity. You have to be there.

This scene had both, so I painted it twice. You can see the horizontal format version below.

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

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21 Responses to “Crystal Lake Morning”

  1. Ralph and Ann Zaionz

    Lovely picture that is special to us. We owned a camp on the same property , named Cup-O-Tea, just up above where you stayed. We owned it for about 10 years and had to give it up. You did a great job in capturing the beauty from the south end of the lake. We still live on Long Island, NY and need to come back for a visit.

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  2. Susan Roberts

    Peter, love this…like the angles, the lake is so mirror like, beautiful colors, love the birches, et

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  3. Beth Rossi

    Someone once said “Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see.” I so enjoy the world through your eyes.

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  4. kao

    wow — both beautiful — each evokes such a different emotion —- love them!!!!

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  5. Lenor Filler

    oh this is perfection ,, wish I had chosen this one for my free print

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  6. Wendy Ketcham

    My happy place. Glad you met my sister! We are huge fans. This painting is stunning.

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  7. Susan Kick

    Love the horizontal one with the white birches and amazing view of this lovely lake. The colors you captured are so perfect! Thank you.

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  8. Elaine Vitalis

    Oh, Mr. Huntoon, I just love these two paintings. Especially, the 12 x 16. You really captured the beauty of Crystal Lake. On July 29, 1972, my husband and I got married. On our honeymoon trip we went to my home state of Vermont and went to Crystal Lake. What a beautiful lake and a beautiful painting.

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  9. Brian Blaine

    The vertical rendition showcases the fiery glow of autumn colors, while the horizontal composition seems to emphasize more a sense of peace, owing, I believe, to a larger percentage of the canvas being dominated with blues and grays. Really a matter of personal choice. Both are beautiful.

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  10. Cheryl Jubb

    this is a lake that I have spent some time enjoying years ago, this scene brings back many fond memories it is a beauty

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  11. Doris Michel

    Hallo Peter, two versions of one theme. Good idea. So we can see different aspects of the lake. Brian says it in his words: The colors of autumn or the peace of the lake. Well done.

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  12. MaryMcCulley

    When I was a youngster, I loved birch trees and wished I had one in my yard. I still live in my childhood home and still love birch trees as I do any tree! Thanks once again for creating memories for each of us in our own way! Cannot wait for your next rendering!

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