A Day in Vermont
October 3, 2016


Fall on White River

Driving along Rt 100 in Hancock last week I noticed this scene out of the corner of my eye.

While our default gear tends to be DRIVE, I’ve found it’s often worth the trouble to REVERSE just a bit when possibilities suddenly appear.

“A painting is a moment of insight and appreciation, rescued from the flux of experience, and given permanence.” Frank Webb

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

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A Maine Event

Acadia National Park in Maine had been on our bucket list for a while.

We managed to get away for a few days in September and thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

I started four pieces on location (plein air) and finished them up in the studio last week.


“Bass Harbor” Oil on panel 12X16  Original: Available  Print: Available



“Acadia Maine”  Oil on panel 12X16  Original: Available   Print: Available



“The Captain’s Quarters”  Oil on panel 12X16  Original: Available  Print: Available



“Otter Cliffs”  Oil on panel 16X20   Original: Available   Print: Available



24 Responses to “Fall on White River”

  1. Diane Miles

    Wonderful paintings! Acadia is one of my favorite areas in Maine. Plan to visit there next Fall and also make a visit to meet you. Diane Miles (Merritt Miles Grandmother)

  2. Sheila Brown

    I am in love with your work. Hancock and Maine are dear to my heart. One day,soon I am buying a print or two from you. The paintings take me back to a lost time but wonderful memories. They will be something I can cherish to look at and smile!

    • Peter Huntoon

      Just let me know if I can help Sheila, thanks very much for your support!

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Brenda, I heard the Farmers Almanac predicts lots of snow this year.

  3. Gary Bannister

    I grew up in Hancock and honeymooned in Acadia. Wish iIknew the spot of the Hancock painting. Great paintings

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Gary! For this view, I parked in the Vermont Plywood driveway and walked a few yards south on 100, then crossed the road. I’m sure you know it!

  4. Shawna Taylor

    I love your work..subject matter and colors are beautiful..wish I could visit your area..

  5. Brian Blaine

    Bright colors and rhythmic diagonal lines of composition throughout the painting of Fall on the White River make me feel like dancing! Glad you enhanced the colors a bit. You must be eager for “peak color”. Beautiful paintings in Maine too. Especially like the atmospheric color in the painting Acadia Maine.

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Brian, and it was exactly those dramatic diagonals that caught my eye in the first place. I have heard of my work making people smile, but dancing is a new (and good) one!

  6. cynthia adams

    I opened to the Fall On White River admiring the beautiful coloring you chose…..then as I scrolled my jaw dropped! We have travelled to Acadia many yrs but this summer was one we had to skip so I am extremely glad to see each familiar place you precisely captured. We enjoy the whole island , but especially Schoodic Peninsula . Thank you for a nice surprise… Cynthia

    • Peter Huntoon

      The natural beauty of Acadia was jaw dropping for me too Cynthia. I hope I can go back some day. I heard the Schoodic area is fantastic, so maybe there next time.


    I love your paintings….Would almost give my eye teeth to visit Vermont again.
    My deceased husband was from Rutland, Vermont ane he took me to Vermont
    before he passed away 2/7/2015

    • Peter Huntoon

      Hope to see you here sometime June, thank you, and I’m very sorry for your loss.

  8. Rick

    Great depth and color Peter, you nailed it ! almost like I was there in a dream and you brought it to LIFE…..
    Happy Fall ol friend, Rick Stott.


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