A Day in Vermont
August 21, 2017


Reach for the Sky

Here today, gone tomorrow.

For this artist at least, there’s always a sense of urgency.

Seasons pass quickly.

There’s no time to lose so we have to make hay while the sun shines.

In Vermont we make the best of a short summer season.

The Day Lilies in a friend’s garden know how to roll.

Thanks Dianne and John Tolbert!

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

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Painting Workshop Announcement

It’s been several years since I’ve conducted a workshop. I’m excited to announce I have two planned for this fall.

The first will be a weekend retreat workshop for intermediate/advanced students at The Vermont Inn, October 21 &22.

The class is limited to 12 students. You may register now by calling The Vermont Inn @ 800-541-7795

More Information HERE

The second workshop will be a weekend in November, in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. More on that workshop coming soon.

And the winners are…

Each month I draw two random Day in Vermont subscribers to win a free print of their choice. It’s one small way I can say thanks for your amazing support.

Our first winner for August is Mary Madden of South Hero, VT. Mary chose “Amee Farm” and had this to say…

“As my mother said, “I found my heart in Vermont.” Its natural beauty first attracted me, and it’s warm, caring people have made it home. Thanks again very much, Peter. I hope to meet you in person, ideally in a painting class, someday.”

Our second winner is Tom Pemrick of Edgewater, Fl. Tom chose “Center Rutland Depot”, and had this to say…

“Why I love Vermont?… love the mountains, the green  pastures and old towns, covered bridges apple picking time, and love your   paintings!”

And one more painting…

A few of you may have seen me painting this at Art in the Park a couple of weekends ago, so I wanted to share the finished piece.

It was started on location, (“en plein air”), at the MoonRise Farm in Taftsville, Vt. Enjoy!

“MoonRise Farm” 12X16 Oil on panel.  Original: Sold  Prints: Available Here

15 Responses to “Reach for the Sky”

  1. Karen Moorman

    I love this one, My love for flowers, made me smile Thanks You for sharing Peter

  2. Melodie

    I swear, every new painting I see, is my new favorite. I just love these two!
    Thank you so much. It starts my Monday on a perfect note. ♫

  3. Holly Green

    What an interesting, and curious barn! Love the painting! I live in Door County, the “Cape Cod of the Midwest”, and we still (fortunately) have a good number of barns around to photograph – and paint!
    Thank you for the weekly taste of Vermont.

  4. cynthia adams

    “Lilly Ladies” ( a name I used this year for mine…) are delightful! Love their bright colors. Your painting of MoonRise reminds me of the working barns I knew as a child. Congrats re the workshops…and I note that your recent painting an advertisement for them. Cynthia

  5. Doris Michel

    Burning yellow jumps into your eyes! What a delightful view into the garden. Much quieter seems to be the barn of the MoonRise Farm but the construction reminds me of barns in my hometown. This is pleasant.

  6. Brian Blaine

    As written in the gospel of Matthew 6:29 “Learn a lesson from the way the wild flowers grow…not even Solomon in all his splendor was arrayed like one of these.” Thank you for giving us viewers a chance to ponder the beauty and joy of today’s subject. Your painting is a rich and wondrous celebration of one of the many gifts of summer in Vermont.

  7. Melanie B. McGovern

    I am replyi9ng to the picture of the beautiful flowers. Such a lovely painting of the flowers or lilies. I love that we have these in our state. Riding by Lilies by the road in our state is a thing of beautity I don’t see anywhere else.


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