A Day in Vermont
April 24, 2017

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Pair of Kings

Auction Closed. Sold via Buy Now $800. Next Auction Monday May 1.

The hills are alive with the sound….of Gobblers!

These big boys were feeling their oats and strutting their stuff on a recent spring morning.

I’m sure all the local ladies were duly impressed.

Back when I first heard about the birds and the bees, I sure wasn’t thinking of turkeys.

But there they are.

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

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Please Note: This auction will run two weeks while I explore a bit.

See you again on May 8th!

28 Responses to “Pair of Kings”

  1. Karen Moorman

    I love the painting. Turkey’s are everywhere here in Minnesota this spring too

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  2. Lisa Ladd

    Great painting! Most people don’t realize turkey heads are blue. Love it!

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  3. Susan Roberts

    Love it…can really see and feel them strutting their stuff!

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  4. Steve Gilzow

    Nicely done, and very timely. The largest tom I’ve ever seen ambled out of the neighbor’s woods and across our back yard last week. Two enthralled females followed in his majestic wake. He stopped to slowly open and close his tail feathers a couple times, turning in all directions. A real performance!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      “Majestic wake”… might have to borrow that one some day. Thanks Steve!

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  5. Vivian Seidler

    Such a pretty picture! Thank you Peter! We see lots of them around here and they certainly do strut their stuff! Love them!

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  6. Melodie

    I just love the turkeys! We have 3 Toms at the horse rescue. They are quite the characters and always getting into the cats’ food bowls. A real trio of beggars. 🙂 Thank you always for your amazing talent.

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  7. Brad Hawxhurst

    I love your paintings, Peter. My favorite so far is the one with the sap buckets hanging from the trees that you posted a couple of weeks ago. These illustrations remind me so much of my childhood in Morrisville and West Glover. Vermont is truly a magical place!! I lived there from 1965 until I graduated from Lake Region in 1971 and joined the Army. My family lived there until 1992, so I went back to visit often. I surely miss Vermont!

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  8. Gretchen Field

    These turkeys are fantastic. Just love how you got their character.

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  9. Brian Blaine

    Even more than about turkeys, to me, this painting is all about light and how it affects everything we see. From a very young age I was fascinated at how even a black crow could flash with varied colors and sometimes a jewel-like brilliance depending on how the sun’s rays hit it. As you have depicted in this beautiful abstract painting, a turkey is indeed a colorful bird, especially under sunny skies.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks very much Brian. Interesting that it’s only in the last few years has natural “light” become a more prominent consideration for me in my work. But now, I have seen the light. 🙂

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  10. Anita Soule

    “The Pair of Kings” is really great…. Love your style.

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  11. cynthia adams

    They look armored for a Spring fling! Great find on your hunt for a painting…. Cynthia

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Yes, I felt quite fortunate to get this photo reference. I have a long telephoto lens and needed it for this one. Thanks Cynthia!

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  12. Michele Douglas

    I love this! I see a flock of turkeys several times per week on my way to work. A couple of times it’s just been the odd turkey but with two Toms squaring off! And then I will go up my driveway coming home some days to find a flock at the top! I just love seeing them and love your colors Peter!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      They are fun to see and watch for sure. Thank you Michele!

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