A Day in Vermont
January 16, 2017

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Dummerston Bridge

There’s a lot to be said for “Less is More”.

It’s liberating to work within a set of self imposed limitations.

At least in art.

In this painting I needed just few colors to describe the mood of the day.

‘Nuff said!

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

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Each month a draw two random Day in Vermont subscribers to win a free free print of their choice.

It’s one small way I can say thanks for your tremendous support.

Congratulations to our winners for January!

Our first winner is Elisabeth Dion of Barre, VT. Elisabeth chose “Home for the Holidays” and had this to say…

“What a wonderful surprise! I am SO thrilled to be a winner. Your Vermont scenes are beautiful and nostalgic.  I especially like the winter scenes as it’s my favorite season. I grew up in VT, moved to NY at 22 and spent 40 years there but happily came back to VT on retirement. There’s something about Vermont that warms my soul and you capture that in your paintings! Thanks so much!”

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“I am truly honored to win your artwork –  Thank you for “A Day in Vermont”.  It’s the window I can open that reflects my roots, refreshes my love of Vermont and always reminds me why it‘s my home.” 

30 Responses to “Dummerston Bridge”

  1. chris

    So odd that while online looking up covered bridges in winter settings for a current painting, your Dummerston Bridge posting appears. Thanks for another winter study! Love it!

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  2. Susan Roberts

    I love it too! You certainly did capture the mood that day. Thanks!

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  3. Stephanie Mullen O'Rourke

    This brings back such fond memories of going to Green Mtn Camp. My grandfather would drive very slowly across this bridge while my cousins and I would be holding our breath as we crossed the bridge.

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  4. Tomas Pelsue

    I love the way you incorporated the winter haze. You can feel the air in the painting.

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  5. chris

    Me again. I forgot to comment on the length of your statement, (less is more /nuff said). Economy of color and words. I now wonder how many things I miss regarding your many layers. Brings to mind, “I sit and think, of what I think to be creative thought, as well as what I would have took for granted had I not”.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Nice! Yes Chris, occasionally, on my better days there may be an extra layer or two woven into the work or the words that can be fun, for both of us.

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  6. cynthia adams

    GREAT painting/scene; i keep saying I love covered bridges…lots of history within all of them. Dummerston reminds me of the Cornish-Windsor painting(length of bridge). Nice how you “framed” it w/ the trees. Thank you for a winter treasure. Cynthia

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Cynthia, I first considered a front facing view of the bridge, but then I saw this option and that was that!

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  7. Esther Bonneville

    To coin a phrase – “The best part of waking up is”… finding mail from you and on a Monday even !! I look forward to Mondays and emails now Peter, thank you for your beautiful gift and memories that brighten my day !!

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  8. Vivian Seidler

    Another gorgeous picture! Peter you just keep popping them out! Thank you so much. Keep them coming, please.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Vivian, I do work hard to give you my best each week. You don’t get to see the stinkers. 🙂

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  9. Teri

    Growing up in West Dummerston, we crossed this bridge every day to ho to school…many memories of swimming under bridge …great memories

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  10. Brian Blaine

    Line, shapes, and contrasts in tone are the stars in a limited palette painting, and this painting uses them all to advantage in capturing the mood and creating interest.

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  11. Sharon cupoli

    Thank you for all your wonderful art work. All your pictures open my eyes to the beatiful state we are fortunate to live in. Thank you again and have a nice day.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Makes me very happy to hear that Sharon, thank you! I guess you could say that is my personal mission.

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  12. Doris Michel

    Hi Peter, do know how many covered bridges still exist in Vermont? They are really rare in our country.

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