A Day in Vermont
May 22, 2017


Orchard Oriole

Auction Closed. Sold via Buy Now $800.

The apple tree outside my studio door has provided many wonderful painting subjects.

Last week a beautiful Oriole stopped by to say hello.

Or maybe he was just showing off among the apple blossoms.

Please note: This auction is scheduled to run for two weeks while I get ready for…

Open Studio Weekend! 

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

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Open Studio Weekend – May 27 & 28

You are personally invited to visit my studio this coming weekend!

Here are directions to my studio: DIRECTIONS

This year there’s a network of 181 visual arts sites located all across Vermont that are open to the public for the weekend. Twenty-four are galleries, educational organizations, or community arts organizations. One hundred and fifty-seven are artists’ studios. Visitors can use our map booklet to create their own self-guided tour depending on their interests.

Visitors develop a deeper appreciation for the visual arts profession by being able to ask questions and view a skilled demonstration of techniques. They gain insight into the “life of an artist” by visiting studios, often located on the artist’s property, allowing the visitor to see where and how artists create their work. Many artists live in a creative environment or put another way, many artists bring their creativity into their studios and homes. 

This year there are five exciting venues participating in Poultney and Middletown Springs.

Stone Valley Arts in Poultney hosts Our Natural World in Art – Sponsored by Rutland County Audubon – paintings and photographs by more than 40 exhibitors, featuring birds and other wildlife at Stone Valley Arts in Poultney. Stone Valley Arts with their amazing new location on Fox Hill is on the move and doing great things. www.stonevalleyarts.org.

In Middletown Springs, several veteran artists return.

David Munyak’s education in design, a lifetime of experience working with wood in many forms, and strict attention to detail allow David to create elegant woodturnings and other wood objects for the home and office.  www.davidmunyak.com 

Rising Meadow Pottery is complete with studios, kilns, teaching facility and gallery. Influenced by historical pottery, the diverse region and natural environment, and the pottery’s garden, the work, form and function, calls for everyday use and enjoyment. Nicholas Seidner and Diane Rosenmiller look forward to seeing you.  www.risingmeadowpottery.com

Vermont Artist Peter Huntoon will feature several new original paintings, along with his complete collection of limited edition prints. Peter will be on hand all weekend painting up a storm in his hilltop studio. www.peterhuntoon.com.

Sissy’s Kitchen. The last, or perhaps first, stop on your Middletown Springs visit should be Sissy’s Kitchen, a must-do-destination for anyone who appreciates the fine art of good food. Sissy is a master chef and a true artist in her cozy kitchen. Come hungry.  www.sissyskitchen.com.

Visitors can pick up a map booklet for the weekend at any participating studio or gallery, at tourist information centers on interstates 89 and 91, or online at www.vermontcrafts.com.

11 Responses to “Orchard Oriole”

  1. Brian Blaine

    While the bird is the star of the show, I enjoyed the interesting patterns, placement, and hues of the apple tree’s structure, flowers, and foliage fully as well. Wish I were going to be in the area for open house weekend, but won’t be north for several more weeks.

  2. cynthia adams

    Exciting news! Best of everything wished for you and comrades. I love the freshness of Spring in your painting. This past week, a beautiful male oriole tried his best to use the hummingbird feeder! That was a feat!! Cynthia

  3. Deanie

    I’m not sure we get many oriole’s in our neck of the woods…

    • Peter Huntoon

      Not many here either, we got lucky with this visitor.

  4. Muriel Brown

    Such a gorgeous melody of color and a delightful weekend to boot!


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