A Day in Vermont
February 11, 2019


Orchard View Farm

Auction Closed. Sold via Buy Now $800. Next Auction Monday Feb 18.

It’s been a long time since our last “Day in Vermont” video.

Somehow, we managed to pick a 15 degree morning to shoot a new one.

Most of my “plein air” paintings are a combination of outdoor and studio work.

The exact ratio depends on light, my stamina, and other unpredictable forces of nature.

Please enjoy the new video!

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

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51 Responses to “Orchard View Farm”

  1. Karen Moorman

    Some of my favorite paintings of yours are those with barns, This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing

  2. Leigh Sharpe

    Peter, when I look at your paintings, I get this feeling in the pit of my stomach. It is a mixture of longing and familiarity and fondness. I certainly don’t miss those cold winter days, but I do miss the beauty of Vermont. Thank you for bringing me back!

  3. Elizabeth Gibson

    Thanks for sharing your creative process, so fascinating to see how you work!

  4. Jill K Melton

    Fascinated with your process! Now, I want to try holding brushes as you do and using larger ones. I tend to work too “tightly.” Thank you for sharing!

  5. Ellen Karadimas

    The longing to be in Vermont becomes more acute each time I view your paintings.
    I’m facing cataract surgery next month to better see them with! 🙂

  6. Beverley Griffin Dunne

    This was so interesting! Thank you for sharing this with us, Peter. Hearing how you decide on colors and shading and what you “see” was amazing. I’ve never had the chance to hear from an artist as to what he does when creating. This was beautiful.

  7. Kathie Barbour

    It’s fascinating to see your process and the finished painting captures the essence of the Vermont rural landscape in winter. Love it!

  8. Christine Feagin

    Thank you for sharing the process of your painting style. I love the barns and rolling landscape of Vermont and miss it very much. I was born there and now live in Florida. Your emails and paintings keep me connected in a fun way.

  9. June Willkinson

    So enjoyed the video. I have not had that pleasant experience and honor before as none have been done since I joined a year or so ago. I always feel such nostalgia with your paintings. Watching the creativity, feeling, and
    skill with which you create them was a wonderful treat. Thank you for sharing. I will definitely watch for more.

  10. David Munyak

    Great video Peter!!
    I love looking over your shoulder while you paint. It’s like watching a magician doing a trick. First there’s nothing there. Then, the box opens and the beautiful assistant appears! The difference is that in your case, we get to watch while you slowly assemble her!

  11. Steve Gilzow

    Love your definition of when you’re done with a painting. Also love the grainy texture of the sky. Hey, did you lose a couple pounds?

    • Peter Huntoon

      I did lose a few pounds Steve. Some surgery last April led me back to a (relatively) healthy diet and exercise discipline. I feel like a hundred bucks now. 🙂

  12. Carolyn Bates

    I always enjoy seeing your work. It cheers me up each day
    Thank you so much

  13. Alice Sciore

    Peter… I Love / Admire your Juicy Yet controlled ” Pronouncements on your canvas! ! ! You achieve such subtlety – yet fact, with the most delicate ‘ Strokes’ of paint,,,Wow! Thanks so Much Pete ~ ~ ~ ! ! !! !

  14. Marlene Rubeor

    That was so great to watch! You are truly amazing!! Thank you for that, love and miss Vermont!!

  15. MaryAnn

    I love your paintings. This one is especially beautiful Thanks for sharing the video..

  16. Vaunceil Kruse

    What a wonderful gift to find this among my emails this morning. I had been longing for some art and some nature in my journal writing today. Thank you for supplying both. Recalling a beautiful trip through the Vermont countryside with my best friend years ago from equally chilly Minnesota.

  17. Kate

    Absolutely LOVE watching and looking at your work. Your right, there is that creative zone. So enjoyed this. Thank YOU so much!

  18. Dallan Wilson

    Wow! Another one of your paintings to enjoy. So reminds me of my years growing up in Vermont. Enjoyed the video and watching your creative process.

  19. Susan Z

    Thank you for doing the video! I’ve missed seeing them. I was wondering why your paints weren’t freezing – oil, makes sense – haha

  20. Shelley Koopmann

    Thank you so much for sharing this video. As an artist myself, watching you and your thought process is always so helpful. I also love to watch how you move the paint and your brush on the canvas..and of course, the fabulous final product.

  21. D Farrington

    I continue to be amazed at how you just swipe a little patch and it somehow becomes a building !!!! I love to watch your videos. Thank you…..I still hope to visit and watch you in action. Freezing greetings from Iowa!

  22. pat reaman

    I Love Vermont. I am always attracted to your paintings of barns as I grew upon a farm in northern Ohio.
    I loved driving around the countryside viewing the different pastoral scenes on vacation.

  23. Anne Chetwynd

    My folks are from E.Dorset and that scene looks a lot like the orchard part way down the mountain. Can you tell us where it is?

    • Peter Huntoon

      Middletown Springs, where I live Anne. The old Burnham Hollow orchard painted from Sundog Lane across the way.

  24. Judy falanga

    So interesting , i took a painting course at castle ton, it was so structured I felt a failure. Wish you had taught it.

  25. Constancia Bonak

    Awww – thanks, Peter – a gift today – loved being outdoors with you – sorry it was so cold.

  26. Margaret Erwin

    I thank you for your beautiful paintings, showing us your creative process, and your colorful, vivid descriptions. As a writer, I believe I enjoy your “word paintings”, almost as much as your artwork. That wonderful Yankee accent is enjoyable, as well! Thank you!

  27. Stephen Cottrel

    PETER : If a picture is worth a thousand words ….. we’ll then your painting of “ Orchard View Farm” just speaks volumes. Just an awesome painting and video. You definitely have captured the beauty of VERMONT in this wonderful state of mine !! Thank you.

  28. Doris Michel

    Hallo Peter, before I can write a comment your painting is sold. Congrats!! And so we can see another frosty panorama on your homepage with great cool pastel colours in the background and the warm vivid red of the barns as a charming delicious contrast in the foreground.
    Thankyou for sharing the video. “Plein air” is hard in wintertime. It shows your passion for painting. Even if it’s cold outside you can’t get enough and it’s so nice to watch the progress of your work.

  29. patricia reynolds - jung

    The painting ” Orchid View Farm ” is beautiful and I loved the video. Thank you for sharing. I am fortunate to be your guest – ” Day in Vermont “. I was also a Huntoon Print Winner. Thank you !!

  30. James Shepard Swaner

    I live in Seattle and come to Vermont about twice a year to visit my grandparents. It is them that introduced me to your work. Man, I love Vermont. Your paintings make me feel like I am there.

  31. Margaret Miller

    Watching you apply color to a surface is witnessing magic in the making. Bravo.

  32. Kaherine Di Ricco

    I agree, it is magic watching the painting come alive! Vermont provides an unlimited canvas of beautiful subjects.

  33. Peter Huntoon

    Thank you all very much for continued support and comments. I couldn’t do it without you!

  34. Kim Moore

    Not only did I love watching the video, I love reading the comments. You do misplaced Vermonters a great service by keeping us connected to the best of “home”. Thank you.

  35. Wendy Schwarz

    I totally get absorbed into your paintings and the methods of perspective you apply in your work. I particularly appreciate your attention to a warm sky on this chilly morning. Thank you for sharing this video.

  36. Loralie Wareing

    Thank Peter! Love the barns. And thanks for the tip about the importance of subtlety. Hope all is well. Stay warm!

  37. Elena Morelli

    I love this painting of the barn in Vermont. I live in Massachusetts, very close to the Vermont border. Many wonderful memories of Vermont with my parents! Thank you Peter!!!


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