A Day in Vermont
November 14, 2016

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Essex Junction Vermont

About 50 Essex Art League artists helped me out on this one. The collective energy of a painting demonstration always seems to spill over into the work.

I really appreciate good help…

Thanks to Jackson Whelan for the new Home Page update!

Thanks to Anne & Daniel Appelt for the new Welcome Video! (below)

Size: 12X16 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Watermedia 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 amazing support.

Our first winner for November is Joan Golowich of Amherst, Mass. Joan chose “Northfield Bridge“, and had this to say…

I have been enjoying “A Day in Vermont” for a long time. Living so close to Vermont allows us to visit often. We enjoy the scenery, pace of living and overall quiet atmosphere we feel when in Vermont. We became aware of your work on a visit to a gallery in Rutland several years ago. Subsequently we visited your studio and purchased a lovely original which has been hanging in our living room since, to remind us daily of Vermont.”

Our second winner is Chuck Quilhot of Newport News, Va. Chuck chose “Liebig Berries“, and had this to say…

“For many years my sons and I enjoyed summer, fall and winter vacations at Lake St. Catherine. Many of my Somers ancestors scratched out their livings on farms around Barnett, Vermont and now are buried in the shadows of Vermont’s hills and mountains. Vermont, rooted in its pioneers devotion and liberty is a special and beautiful place. I am very happy to accept a free print of your enjoyable and meaningful work.”

34 Responses to “Essex Junction Vermont”

  1. Kirk Golba

    Peter Buddy! Do you have a book in the works? Would love to get my hands on a coffee table edition of all your works up to this point. You inspire me…although that has not translated well into me actually doing any work! Funny how that happens..or doesn’t happen. Ugg. Your brother, Kirk

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  2. Kathy Holmes

    I am a former art major and love your art and especially love watching your video of how you create it. It’s so inspiring. Thank you…

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  3. Wendy Schwarz

    Greetings Peter~
    I love your work and have been reviewing it regularly! You inspire me, as an artist, from the video here, as well as the personal communications. I am grateful for all. Your work has become part of a draw to the inspiration in my current art display at the Whiting Library, in Chester, VT. This will be up until Dec. 30th. If you find yourself in these neck of the woods, please contact me.
    Thank you for this wonderful video and your wonderful inspiration(s)!
    In the Art of Art,
    Wendy

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  4. Ellen Sussman

    Red Farm House hangs on the wall above my computer where I enjoy it all day. My husband and I are former Vermonters now living in Southern Arizona and get our Vermont fix by visiting every summer.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks for your support Ellen, and all the best from Vermont. Stop by and visit next time you come!

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  5. Joan Kral

    Thank you so much. Your beautiful artwork brings much joy. It’s like a brief step back into happy times. Thank you agaib

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  6. Jeanne Allen

    I just love your creations of my beautiful state of Vermont. I left when I was 19 and enlisted into the Army. Through the years I have only visited a few times but I love all the pictures I see from friends on Facebook.
    My favorite time of year is fall, watching all the leaves change to brilliant colors daily. You capture great images of our beautiful state. Thanks for making me smile today.
    Jeanne Allen
    SFC, Retired Army
    California

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  7. cynthia adams

    GLAD TO SEE YOU THIS WEEK! Very nice downtown Vt.scene incorporating the familiar railroad crossing.Enjoy the home page and all that is offered. Thank you…Cynthia

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  8. Mary Landry

    I always look forward to see the next painting. Now living in Texas, miss the fall and all the colors
    but I see your paintings and I feel I’m back in New England. Thanks for the uplift.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Glad I can send a little Vermont love your way each week Mary, thanks!

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  9. Brian Blaine

    Reflecting not only an actual location, but a metaphor for life itself,. your painting of Essex Junction is a treasure. While a painting of a very real place, it compels me to reflect on the many other junctions of all kinds that we each experience . The colors, elements of composition, and choice of perspective, all contribute so well to make an ordinary scene into a work of art that speaks to the soul.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      I too love metaphors, and find I use them (along with analogies) often to learn and to (try) and understand art, and life. Thank you Brian!

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  10. Julie Sharon

    I immediately recognized Martone’s Market on the right, a great deli we stumbled upon when Matt played in a baseball tournament in Essex. During Katie’s four years at Champlain, it was usually one of our go-to spots. She’d always bring home half a sandwich as they piled them high. Great memories – thanks Pete.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Glad this one connected Julie! I stopped into Matone’s when I was there, what a treat!

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  11. vivian seidler

    I love the picture Peter, thank you for sharing! Congratulations to the two lucky winners. I’m sure they are delighted!

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  12. Carol H. Young

    If you ever decide to make blank cards of your paintings I would be very interested in buying them. There are too many artists in my family to buy a print or an original. Your work is wonderful.

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  13. Rebecca Rimson

    Peter, you lifted my heart with the picture of Essex Junction, where I visited my aunt and uncle ever since I was a little girl (1954 and continuing). I, too, need my Vermont fix, as a writer mentioned above. ANY season, although my aunt thought I was crazy to visit in the winter! Even as a non-skier, I loved being in the beauty of it all — and walking to the village! Thanks once again.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      You are so very welcome Rebecca! Yes, even in winter Vermont has an appeal that’s hard to understand. Thanks!

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  14. Doris Michel

    Hi Peter, you’re a real workoholic. Didn’t you want to have a little pause? But autumn forces you to go on.
    The only state I really like is Vermont.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Well one could argue that “workaholic” title Doris. You have never seen me on the couch for a long afternoon of football. I like many states, but I only LOVE one. 🙂

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  15. Doris Michel

    Hi Peter, you can’t stop working. Didn’t you want to make a pause? Grace of your paintings I just feel at home in Vermont. It’s the only newsletter I’m waiting for.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      I think I am going to take another two-week auction period to finish up holiday commissions, starting Monday. I’m glad you understand, and I’m REALLY glad my little newsletter is the one that you look forward to. Thanks so much Doris!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      And your feedback and support keeps me rolling forward too, Susan. Thank you!

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