A Day in Vermont
September 12, 2013

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September Morning

My friend Jackson and I were ready to go paint a local farm Tuesday morning when it started to rain.

Rather than abandon our plan to film a painting session, we set up on my front porch under cover.

The damp gray morning, cool light, and lone birch along the stone wall turned out to be a fantastic combination.

Another reminder that great subjects are everywhere…when we’re willing to look.

Size: 11X14 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Watermedia on Ampersand Panel

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26 Responses to “September Morning”

  1. Wheatley

    I loved watching and listening, Peter. Your beautiful walls and trees, with the rain on the roof. Thank you for this, and the wonderful project!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      The really big thanks goes to my friend Jackson. All I did was paint. 🙂

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  2. MARY BETH SIMON

    Great way to start the day with your video Peter – just wonderful to watch the scenery evolve – thank you – you truly captured Vermont on a September morning 🙂

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  3. Deanie

    Peter, I loved watching and listening to your commentary as you painted. The light striking the tree is stunning!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Glad you enjoyed it Deanie. It’s a good thing Jackson edited some of my more random banter!

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  4. Frances Leonard Del Core

    What another beautiful Vermont painting Peter ! And the added bonus of the video to watch you create your wonderful art was amazing !! I LOVE it !! 🙂

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  5. Marty Parker

    Peter, just extraordinary and inspirational! I love your heart, your eye and your creation. So proud to see you grow into such an extraordinary person and artist.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks for the kind words Marty. I’ve had some great mentors along the way, like you.

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  6. Marguerite Jill Dye

    Fabulous, Peter! You’re the fastest brush in the East! The colors are so beautiful… I can feel the mist on my face. Your painting truly embues the spirit of a rainy day in Vermont. Magical! Bravo! Jill

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Jill, if I really painted that fast I’d miss out on a lot. Kind of like a great movie, when I have a real good painting going I savor each brush stroke, and hate to see it end.

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  7. Marty

    Seeing your painting unfolding on the video just brings another special aspect to the work itself! Thanks for sharing your techniques for all to see

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Marty, it was a lot of fun doing the video… once I forgot about the pressure and just started painting.

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  8. Sherri

    Nice work – love your view from the back porch….makes me long for fall weather here in the south

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Sherri, maybe you will visit Vermont sometime? Make sure to stop and say hello if you do!

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  9. Sue Haviland

    Oh wow Peter, this video was great. I can’t believe I missed it last week. Just got too busy with “life”. Love your words, your work. Beautiful piece. Thanks so much for sharing this via video! Awesome!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Sue, glad you enjoyed it! I hope to do another one soon with my partner in crime, Jackson.

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  10. Sarah Yeoman

    Hi Peter-really enjoyed discovering your website this morning.Your watercolors are so refreshing!.i see you are using Ampersand panels.Are they the Aquaboards? Also love how you have prepared your painting surface.Great patterns and webbing.Charcoal?Can I ask you how you did that?Thanks!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you very much Sarah. Yes, Aquaboard. The surface in this painting and others is known as the crinkle effect or technique. Regarding “how to do it”, I would point you to Cheng Khee Chee. He developed this approach, along with Frederick Wong. He teaches great workshops, has several books, and instructional DVD’s that teach this approach. I had a great time in his workshop many years ago. Have fun!

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