A Day in Vermont
February 8, 2021


Red Sky at Night

Auction Closed. Sold via Buy Now. Next Auction Monday, Feb 15. 

Red sky at night, sailors delight. I’m not sure about sailors, but general optimism for what’s to come serves this artist well.

When starting a new painting I remind myself that it’s just another experiment. That keeps the pressure off.

I also allow myself the possibility that it could be the best thing I’ve ever done.

Occasionally, it is.

Size: 10X20 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Oil on panel

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16 Responses to “Red Sky at Night”

  1. Sheila McCormack

    Awesome, Peter! That word has been inappropriately used & overused in recent years, but its intended use absolutely applies to this painting!

  2. Lenor Filler

    Oh that is gorgeous ,, we are having such beautiful sunsets this year and you captured it

  3. Cecelia Richardson

    This is beautiful picture and it brought joy to my heart-you captured it spot on.

  4. Michelle LeBoeuf

    Gorgeous!! I’m not surprised it’s already sold. Would love a print of this one, the colors are amazing.
    That is exactly my train of thought when I paint – look at it as practice, but leave room to think it may be the best painting I’ve ever done….simply gorgeous! Love your work:)

  5. Cynthia Adams

    Another outstanding capture of Nature; absolutely a blue ribbon winner! Thank you for your dedication.

  6. Brian Blaine

    I’ve been enjoying that sky often this winter from my western window. Wonderful color in your painting. My digital camera fails to capture the variety of hues and subtle value changes that you’ve captured so well.

  7. Beth Ann Rossi

    “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

  8. Beth Ann Weymer Rossi

    “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

  9. Michael Emerick

    That sky…stunning…simply stunning! And the field…magical in ethereal earthiness…the rows in the field channeling the viewer’s eyes to the sky. The visual pull of perspective is magnetic. (You were wise to exempt the road as it’s curvature would interfered greatly with the painting’s powerful pull into it’s center. My first conscientious synaptic response was, “I am about to walk my yellow lab horizontally across the foreground…and feel as complete with nature as I have ever been. And we are meandering home to a toasty house made so by a fire crackling in my wood stove. ❤️

  10. Michael Emerick

    From what heavenly supply house do you buy such magical wide angle brushes that are capable of bleeding these devastating hues that our ocular machines channel directly into our souls?

  11. Doris Michel

    Hi Peter, sunsets are delicate thing. It’s one main theme of the romantic painters, the impressionists and expressionistic scene. Even in the transition from the middle age to renaissance painting in Germany you’ll find the so called “Donauschule” preferring the big dramatic sky, the burning sunsets reminding us the hellfire and the upcoming change. So you are in great tradition. Have look in the German history of painting and you will see what I mean. You used the extended horizon for the dramatic scenario of the burning sky that fascinates mankind since the beginning of the perception of landscapes and phenomena of nature. Always packed by a lot of hidden semantics. The orange dominates the whole panorama. I think in reality it will also dominate the whole room in which the painting will be placed.


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