A Day in Vermont
September 19, 2016

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Sissy’s Garden

Most of us can recognize Nature’s beauty at a glance.

Painting in Sissy’s (Kitchen) garden I was reminded just how infinite that beauty is.Β The longer we look, the more that we see.

John Lubbock said; “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

So what to look for? Today’s world offers so many choices.

When it comes to art and nature, I choose beauty.

Thank you for sharing that with me here each week.

Congratulations to our print winners for September, announced below, and enjoy the new Video!

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

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And the Winners are…

As you may know, as of this month I am now drawing TWO winners each month to win a free print of their choice.

I use Random.org to generate a random number and match that up to my Day in Vermont subscriber list. Every subscriber has an equal chance of winning, every month.

Print winner or not, I hope you continue to enjoy “A Day in Vermont” and everything I share here. Thank you very much for your amazing support!

Our first winner is Laura Polan of Westfield, Mass. Laura chose “November Reflections” and had this to say…

“Vermont is a very special place to me. Although I’m originally from Pennsylvania and now live in Massachusetts, I have spent a lot of time there throughout my life. My parents owned a condo in Killington until a few years ago at which our family spent many vacations and holidays. I have so many happy memories of Vermont and it holds a special place in my heart. I’ve always loved the beauty and peacefulness of the green mountains, and I hope to spend a lot more time there in the future- ideally on a lake such as the one in this painting.Β Thanks so much Peter, I love your work!Β I read your emails every week and have always hoped I would win someday!”

Our second winner is Joy Barrett of Rutland, VT. Joy chose “Harbor View” and had this to say…

“Vermont is a beautiful place to live. We love spending summers boating on Lake Bomoseen and stopping by the general store for ice cream on the way home.Β Your print captures our experience beautifully. Our boat is docked just beyond the area you captured.”

55 Responses to “Sissy’s Garden”

  1. Michelle Blair

    I love Sissy’s! What a great painting – one of the front of her place would be a great addition for Middletown Springs πŸ™‚

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  2. Michelle Blair

    These videos are AWESOME! You continue to be such an inspiration, Peter! Thank you, Thank you!!

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  3. Ralph and Ann Zaionz

    We love our summer flowers, too, and get just as excited about seeing butterflies or migrating birds that stop for a drink of water or for some seeds. The picture and video were great! Now, we must paint!

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  4. Fran Potters

    Thank you for this wonderful glimpse into your work. Simply beautiful; such style; lovely.

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  5. Steve Gilzow

    Hey Peter, another home run! Hats off to the Appelts, as well. Their editing and angles keep getting better and better. I think your butterfly might have been a Great Spangled Fritillary (wonderful name). What was your painting surface this time? It looked quite textured.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Steve, the surface is a textured one, prepared with “Milano” a product from Sto Corp. I used to work for. It is kind of a cross between molding paste and venetian plaster. Then I gesso a few coats. the watercolor painting receives up to 6 coats of sealer and varnish so it may be framed without glass like a traditional oil. I like to have my cake and eat it too, of course.

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  6. Sissy Hicks

    hey peter you are an awesome painter and wonderful friend !! thanks for painting my gardens ..the video was fun as well !!!

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  7. Deb Bouchard

    Oh Sissy’s Garden is just perfect! It puts me in that good place just looking at it! We come to Vermont every year for a month or two. Hopefully we will buy a home there soon!

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  8. Holly Lutz

    Sissy’s is a special place for our family and we love the gardens. I was born and raised a Vermonter, in Pawlet and Lake St. Catherine, but life took me out of state for a while. Lately, coming home has meant taking our 88 yrs. young mom to Sissy’s for frequent lunch. Your paintings reflect the welcoming nature of the gardens. Thank you!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Holly, please visit my studio (with mom of course) next time you are in town!

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  9. John Dykty

    Your talent is beyond words. We look forward to your locations so in October we will be sure to visit them if at all possible. This year we start at The Buckmaster in Shrewsbury once again. Our 11th year at theBuckmaster. 18 days and a wake up. Thanks so much.

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  10. Susan Roberts

    Beautiful. Love colors. Love how the butterfly inspired you in the video! He wanted to be in that painting! Thanks for sharing the end of the summer flowers as fall begins.

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  11. Karen

    Love the picture. Missed my Monday morning pick me up last week but this one more than makes up for it!

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  12. Diana Fellows

    My favorite flower. I have been planing them in my garden each year since I moved from the big city. Like the country much better.

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  13. Beth Ruberg

    Your painting reminds me of the wildflowers along the roads of South Hero where I take daily walks during our July vacations. We love your expressiveness!

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  14. Judy Desreuisseau

    Your paintings are Beautiful, reminds me of my sister-in-laws garden in Randolph.I was born in Stockbridge, raised in Bethel but now live in Massachusetts.I visit when I can.

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  15. Brian Blaine

    My first reaction to this week’s painting was a rush of excitement at the rich and varied colors and textures and shapes. Then, just as quickly, I found myself both visually and emotionally captivated by the delicate beauty that nature graciously presented, and which you then rendered so exquisitely in paint!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      My paintings can’t match the eloquence of your words Brian, but it’s nice to have something to shoot for. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

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  16. John Ozier

    Peter, a “two fer” in your wonderful work and Sissy’s Kitchen at the same time. We Louisiana’s look forward to October in Vermont, to perhaps seeing you somewhere and to a visit or two to Sissy’s Kitchen while we are visiting Meredith up on Spruce Knob Road. You both are Vermont treasures.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      I’ll look forward to seeing you nice folks when you visit in October, John. You know where to find me. Thanks!

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  17. Patrick Hackett

    Is the current winning bid from Sissy Hicks herself? Well I can’t put a big over that. Hope you win and Enjoy! I love how excited you became from the butterfly. Spontaneous and wonderful. Cheers, Mr. Huntoon.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Bid or no bid, Thanks for your comments and support Patrick, much appreciated!

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  18. Melanie

    I love this painting as it looks so real and the colors are truly beautiful. It reminds me of my grandmother for no known reason.

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