A Day in Vermont
November 18, 2019


First Snow Farm

Auction Closed. Sold via Buy Now $800. Next Auction Monday Nov 25. 

Patience: the ability to wait, or to suffer without complaining or becoming annoyed.

Well, I’ve been patiently waiting years for just the right conditions to paint this beautiful farm. Everything was finally right last week.

While painting it however, the truth occurred to me. The subject has been right all along. It was just waiting for me.

Enjoy the new video below!

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

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35 Responses to “First Snow Farm”

  1. Angie Parlin

    Oh Peter, Thank you so much. I got to meet you last week at the Vermont Watercolor meeting in Middlebury and that made me so happy! I especially appreciated the beginning of the video when you were venturing out and you said, “Follow your heart”. Wise words and a wonderful video showing how you masterfully do just that.

  2. Karen Moorman

    I just love this one. It reminds me so much of our farm in Northern Minnesota when I was a little girl. The big white barn and house. Thank you for making another Monday for me.

  3. Mary Warren

    Beautiful! Having met you earlier this autumn, I know that you “Follow your Heart”
    and that you take each of us on your travels through Vermont. Thank you, Peter

  4. Lenor Filler

    oh my .. that’s looks so cold.. ,, I grew up in Buffalo with lots of snow

  5. Judith Jackson

    Beautiful. I could feel the crispness of the cold and coldness of the snow. I felt as if I was standing in the barnyard and could see my breath. Living in the South we do not see as much of this.

  6. Beth Ann Weymer Rossi

    Loved watching your creativity with the brush, you make it look effortless. I can see your passion with every glance to the left and with every stroke of paint. Your joy is reflected in your work and my joy is in enjoying what you do. Thank you Peter.

  7. Judie keech

    Love this painting and watching you paint! Someday I hope to see your studio and meet you in person!

  8. eileen divietro

    lovely…. absolutely a beautiful creation… thank you .. haha I want to sit and watch you paint… for hours.. i would be as quiet as a mouse.. .. lol.. barns are one of my favorites too.. appreciate your inspirations..

  9. thomas village

    Hello Peter,
    You may recall that you painted a beautiful rendition of my general store a few years back (The Tyson Village Store in Tyson, VT. I sold the store two years ago and retired to the place of my boyhood.
    I’m settled into my new home nestled in the beautiful Cotswolds of West Oxfordshire in England and want you to know that the oil painting I purchased just before leaving Vermont occupies a place of honor in my new home. It reminds me every day if those wonderful years and lovely folks who became customers and friends during all those years I stood behind my store’s counter.
    I wish you and yours peace and well being for the coming New Year.

  10. Katherine Stephenson

    I really enjoy watching you at work, Peter! It’s very relaxing and you create beautiful pieces!!

  11. Susan Roberts

    Wow, really nice! Also appreciated the video and your words….”it’s like putting block together as a kid”…that inspired me to keep being free with my paintings!

  12. Bill Rice

    Loved the video…Can’t believe you paint with a glove on.
    I also noticed a few of my uncle’s brushes (Robert Simmons) in your collection!
    Thanks again for the inspiration.

  13. Kathy Shortsleeves

    Oh Peter, you take us everywhere in VT. Another beautiful painting. Love this one!

  14. Nora Huntoon Inglis

    I love watching you paint, also love the finished product. Keep up the great work.

  15. Betsy Lenora

    Masterful! I’m glad I watched your video. I’ve always loved paintings of snowy scenes – this is exquisite! Now I have to decide whether to get a print. With one of yours already on my wall, I don’t have a lot of space. Hmm.

  16. Deb Kleeman

    Wow, so nostalgic! Saw a Vermont view like this almost every winter day from the window of my school bus on South Road so many years ago!

  17. Isa Oehry

    Wow ! That’s is just amazing… so great to watch a painting come to live. Thanks for sharing this!
    Isa Oehry

  18. Sherry Sheridan

    Love watching how your artist mind works. Fascinating. Love this painting.

  19. Andy Crosier

    Peter, Enjoyed the very much! Stopped oil painting years ago but you just might have tickled that desire to pick it up again. Thanks.

  20. Brian Blaine

    I like the colors of autumn, but I LOVE the color of snow! Nice brushwork on this one. Interesting textures too. Do I see tracks of newly installed snow tires in the foreground?

  21. Conni Bonak

    Colors of Winter – love those bare, naked trees – shame on me !! Thanks for the “lift” !!

  22. Gill Truslow

    This is so beautiful. I love this time of year, once into it, seeing the skeletons of trees and that first snow, which you have captured so beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing your process and your thoughts about the subject.

  23. Shelley Martel

    Peter, I so enjoy watching your videos as they are both instructive, and fun to watch. You mention “following your heart,” and that is certainly reflected in all of your paintings. Thank you for sharing your passion with us.

  24. Margo Dunn

    I love seeing the “bones” of the trees with snow on them. Years ago I bought one of your paintings at a craft fair in Rutland. It’s of trees with sap buckets hanging. I like your colorful paintings but love the subtlety of your more monotone ones.

  25. Holly Loggins

    Enjoyed the video! Not sure if we’ll get snow this Winter in N. Texas, but if we do I’ll certainly try to conquer
    painting a snow scene.

  26. Peter Huntoon

    Thank you all for the comments and continued support! Just home from two days of gathering more “snow” imagery. I do love painting winter scenes.

  27. Marilyn Thompson

    Thanks for sharing your very artistic techniques. Great talent!,,


  28. Rose McInerney

    Peter, you knock it out of the park again. Beautiful. I think my next painting will be in oils again. Love how it can be pushed around. Thank you again.


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