A Day in Vermont
December 24, 2018


Okemo View

It’s easy to notice that Okemo sits in a snow belt.

Ludlow and Okemo always seem to have more than my neighborhood.

I’m no meteorologist so I can’t explain why. That’s one nice thing about being an artist. All we have to do is notice.

Please Note: This auction is scheduled to run two weeks until Monday, Jan 7, 2019.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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

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And the Winners Are…

Each month I draw two random “A Day in Vermont” subscribers to win a free print of their choice.

It’s one small way I can say thanks for your continued support.

Our first winner for December is Carol (and Ed) Valenson of Islip, New York. Carol and Ed chose “Killington Church“, and had this to say…

Our first trip to Vermont was some 33 years ago. We arrived just in time to enjoy the peak of the foliage season, and left as the first leaves were beginning to fall. It was just beautiful and we’ve been coming back ever since. Our 26 year old daughter grew up on trips to Vermont and on one trip, while having breakfast at Sugar and Spice, we saw prints by a local artist named Peter Huntoon, and we left with three. At a glance you knew that this was the work of someone who lived here, someone with an eye for, and a great love for this place. We have had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Huntoon at his studio, and we’re proud to say we now have three original paintings hanging in our home. Now we’ll add Killington Church to our collection, a charming place where we once had the chance to attend services. Thank you Peter, for making this world a more beautiful place. Thank you again, Happy Holidays, Carol & Ed Valenson 

Our second winner is Donna Benedict of Columbia Maryland. Donna chose “Tinmouth Pond“, and had this to say…

I was born and raised in Vermont and it will always be home to me, no matter where I am! I love the mountains, the  four seasons, the people, the fresh air!  I remember swimming in Tinmouth Pond and the Saturday night square dances there in the summer! Thank you Peter, for all your paintings of Vermont! They make me homesick sometimes, but I am so glad you share them on the internet!

On A Winter’s Walk

By James Mee 

Into the snow 

a winter’s walk

through woods in fractured light.

On down the trail, 

passed underbrush

I’m in a world of white.

The shy splendor 

of a snowy day

is an inspiration.

As mountain tops 

like soft ice cream 

start their hibernation.

Seems I’ve become  

a snowman walking

I guess it’s only fair.

As flakes the size 

of pancakes drape 

the trees with Santa’s hair

A beauty of

such purity

has little need for talk.

Just a witness

to the wonder

on a winter’s walk.

Copyright 2014 James Mee
Grandpa’s Knob, Vermont
c/o Publishers’ Licensing Corporation,
48 South Park Street,
Unit #615,
Montclair, NJ 07042.

9 Responses to “Okemo View”

  1. Lenor Filler

    merry Christmas and hope you will continue the Monday surprise .. I lived in N.H. Mass. Ct. most of my married life.. miss New England terribly glad to see your paintings .. they bring it all back .. and you have such talent for expressing the N.E. feeling

  2. brian blaine

    Love the peace and serenity of shadows on snow and distant mountain views. Merry Christmas and God bless!

  3. Melodie Saladino

    Merry Christmas! What a beautiful painting. Makes this Florida girl a bit chilly! 🙂 Congratulations to the winners, too! 🙂

  4. Pati Kimball

    We live in Ludlow and still are in awe at the winter wonderland here. We live on south hill so get to see a view of Okemo everyday. Great painting❄️☃️

  5. cynthia adams

    Brilliant capture…..I really like the birches in the foreground. True Vt. winter so far. Hoping for a nice Christmas and a healthy New Year for you. Cynthia

  6. Judith C Daigle

    I can see this view of Okemo every time I travel to the Rutland area to visit family and friends. You have captured the magic of the view! Beautiful!

  7. Patty Ashworth

    Used to live right across from Okemo! My parents built Fox Run, and we lived in the farm house. That’s not there anymore. I love that view of the mountain!


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