A Day in Vermont
April 20, 2020

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Hermit Thrush

Our Vermont State bird blends among the first April buds.

Spring has sprung!

It’s hard to believe I’ve never painted one before.

Comes a time.

They’re rather shy and difficult to spot.

Hence the name.

Irresistible inspiration fortuitously arrived in my email last week.

Dreams come true.

My friend and fellow artist Joe Roe sent me a few great photos he took recently.

Thank you Joe!

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

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25 Responses to “Hermit Thrush”

  1. Suzi R

    Thank you, Peter, for bringing this beautiful bird into view!
    Yesterday I heard it singing—that breathtaking rhapsody—
    but couldn’t see it. So captivatingly rendered here, by you!

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  2. Ursula Hirschmann

    That is a heart warming beauty Peter – Thank you reminding us how blessed we are to be here in Vermont!

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  3. Cecelia

    Thanks for painting this beautiful picture-It nice to see an actual painting of one, I have never seen one in person but this painting brings it to life for me.

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  4. Susan Roberts

    I heard one a few days ago, love their musical sound. Love the painting

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  5. Joe Roe

    Just amazing. You brought that photo to life with your incredible
    Talent. Thanks.

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  6. Sue Pedlick

    Love seeing this beauty.Have never before seen it.Thanks so much for bringing it to life.

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  7. Beth An

    And he’s not the least bit bothered with the pandemic…Mother Nature rocks. Thanks for a sweet look at spring Peter.

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  8. Beth Ruberg

    We are having good fun watching the birds from our kitchen windows here in NJ. They are entertaining us while we are in social isolation. Thanks for adding to our pleasure Peter!

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  9. Melodie

    Thank you for this beautiful painting on this rainy Monday. It reminds me of the baby Carolina Wrens I’m watching in my garage! 🙂 So cute.

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  10. Christine

    A couple of years ago a hermit thrush came to my feeder for a few days. That was the only time. I hear them when I go hiking in the woods by my house. It is a lovely painting any Vermonter would love to hang on their walls!

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  11. Annette Parrish

    Thanks for painting one of my favorite birds. I haven’t heard one yet. Of course I live in Shrewsbury and it’s basically Narnia. Hopefully soon!

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  12. Kay Haupt

    Incidentally, here in Georgia, I have just been watching a pair in my yard for the last few weeks. They have nested in a shrub by my garage. I have watched them for hours as they built their nest and are now feeing their young. Nice activity during these trying times.

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  13. Kay Haupt

    Incidentally, here in Georgia, I have just been watching a pair in my yard for the last few weeks. They have nested in a shrub by my garage. I have watched them for hours as they built their nest and are now feeing their young. Nice activity during these trying times. Thanks for the lovely painting.

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  14. Sheila McCormack

    A pair of beauties – the bird and the painting! Thank you Joe and Peter!!

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  15. cynthia adams

    A beauty helping us through difficult times. It is so nice to see/hear the Springtime songs. Thank you.

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  16. Brian Blaine

    The song of the hermit thrush was my father’s favorite. Every spring, that I have the good fortune to be in Vermont, I pause at dusk to listen for it, and say a prayer of thanksgiving for the loving and gentle man who taught me to listen and appreciate what God has given us.

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  17. Peter Huntoon

    Thank you all for your comments and support! My wife and I took a walk with the dog last evening behind the studio. Lo and behold we heard the distinctive Hermit Thrush song. Perfect way to end the day.

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  18. Sheila McCormack

    The perfect continuation of this gift that keeps giving … from photo to painting to serenade! Delightful!

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