A Day in Vermont
October 24, 2016

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Fern Lake

I was asked recently: “Won’t you eventually run out of subjects to paint in Vermont?”

Nope.

I happily sat painting at Fern Lake in Leicester last week on a warm breezy day.

Peak color passed through and gently waved goodbye.

“The sun shall not rise or set without my notice, and thanks.” Winslow Homer

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

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41 Responses to “Fern Lake”

  1. Muriel Brown

    In a world filled with chaos, fear and turmoil, we find peace, calmness, and exquisite color to calm our minds in your beautiful Mondays capturing the beauty around us. Keep the Mondays coming!!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      It’s a good strategy Muriel to stay sane and happy, the more time I spend painting, the less time I have to watch the news. Glad we can remember to appreciate the beauty around us.

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  2. Kate Abbott

    My husband & I had a cottage just at that end of the lake. You were at the boat ramp!! I love it.

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  3. Chris Veech

    I thought I recognized the public access area of Fern Lake, where you painted from. Our house is just across from there. It’s a log house set up on a small rise. Love it there. It’s our 4 season home away from home. Vermont is a treasure.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Chris, you must really enjoy it there, a Vermont panorama every day of the year.

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  4. Ralph and Ann Zaionz

    We stayed on Fern Lake about 5 years ago in a camp down near the far end where the white home is in the picture. Such a nice quiet lake, no motorized boats and good fishing. Great for relaxing and reading in a nice screened in porch and listening for the loons on a foggy morning. The painting is beautiful!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Sounds like you have some very fond memories of your time there. Thanks Ralph and Anne!

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  5. Brian Blaine

    Hills, radiant with autumn fire only days ago, now soften to more delicate grays and muted tones of earth. The birds of recent summer now sing but softly, if indeed they sing at all, and we humans try to slow a bit as if to halt the changes of another passing season. How beautifully you have captured the colors, spirit, and gifts of the season’s advancement.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Another poetic description Brian. Indeed, the seasons are in perpetual transition, just like us.

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  6. Susan Perry

    Absolutely beautiful, however, I must admit that while I’ve lived in Vermont for over 40yrs, I have never even heard of “Fern Lake” and I’m more embarrassed to say that I also have no idea where Leicester is. I stumbled onto Peter Huntoon’s website quite by accident and I’m so glad I did.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Nothing to be embarrassed about Susan, we both could live a hundred lives and not see everything. I live nearby and I had never been to Fern Lake before. Art gives me a very good excuse to explore and discover.

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  7. Betsy Lenora

    That’s just GORGEOUS. I loved what you said: “Peak color passed through and gently waved goodbye.” You are immersed in the art of life, Peter. An inspiration to us all.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      I guess I have my moments Betsy, and I’m thankful I get to share them with you.

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  8. Holly Doyle

    When I was a young girl we would go swimming here. I was the oldest of 7 children and we were poor farmers. We had no money to pay to swim in Lake Dunmore, so my father would drop us off after he had his lunch and my mother would teach us to swim. My father would pick us up either just before his night chores or after. This brings back many memories. I am now 65.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      I think often our best memories are those that didn’t cost a dime. Thanks for sharing Holly!

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  9. Doris Michel

    I’d like to say it in German “Das haut einen vom Hocker.” Translation: This strokes you from a chair. But the meaning is something is so good that you’ll be blown away. Anyway: you are the best propagandist of the tourist Ministry of Vermont.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Now I’ve been called many things, but this is a first for “propagandist.” Since it’s for the good of Vermont, it’s an honor! Thanks Doris!

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  10. Carol Carrara

    Beautiful! My husband was from Vermont, and he loved the water. My being from the mid-west, I grew to love the water too. I find any picture with water to be very tranquil and relaxing. Beautiful picture Peter.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks goodness there’s at least another couple hundred Lakes and Ponds left for me to paint in Vermont. Thanks Carol!

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  11. David Churchill

    Beautiful! Here’s a subject for you: “Mud Season in Vermont!” That should keep you busy for a while!

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  12. Mary Lynch

    Really a lovely painting – makes me want to see this lake in person.

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  13. Mary Fran Lloyd

    What a beautiful painting, once again, Peter! The reflexion is absolutely amazing. Just visited my sister, Joanie, who, as you know, lives on Fern Lake year round. We love sitting on her lower deck with a glass of wine, while listening to the perfect peacefulness around us. There are 75 steps to get back up to her lovely home !!!!!! but it is well worth it. :)))))

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  14. Joan Drew

    But You have been to Fern Lake Peter!
    About 15 years ago (when you taught us all so many great classes) I had you, Mary Fran and a few others to my home on Fern Lake to paint for the day. You sat on the dock and painted the island. Gave it to me when you left as a gift. I treasure it, as Tom and I do every day living here.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Of course you are correct Joan, for some reason I thought you were on Dunmore, but now I remember. We had a Great time! I at least had not been to this access spot before, I’m fairly sure of that. At my age, everything old is new again, and at least for this artist always on the hunt for my next subject, there’s nothing wrong with that. 🙂

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  15. cynthia adams

    Late response…computer failure 🙁 Amazing colors; truly admire seeing the Mt scene x 2….the natural and the delightful reflection. Great State!! Cynthia

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Amazing how we depend on computers so much, when mine goes down I panic! Thanks for all the support and kind comments Cynthia!

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  16. Cheryl LeBlanc

    Thank you so much for painting this beautiful lake. I live only 4 miles from it, and never knew it existed, until my sister bought a camp this summer on the lake. I HAD to order this as soon as I got the email from you. I am SO excited to have #1 and have it framed for my sister for Christmas.
    Keep up the awesome work !!!! We love all your work.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you very much Cheryl, so glad I could help with a Christmas gift!

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  17. DeWitt Peterson

    I thought I wrote here last year, but I guess it did not take. In 2016 while at my daughter’s cottage at Northpoint on Fern Lake which is just right of the house on the end, I was told of a wedding painting done and thought Fern Lake would be a fine subject. However someone beat me to buy it. While there over Labor Day, I was reminded of that and searched the comments. I gave a few of these prints to my grown children who love this place and area. T Fern Lake is the most peaceful spot I like.THANKS

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