A Day in Vermont
February 20, 2017

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St. Johnsbury

Well we finally made it to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

Named “Best Small Town” in National Geographic’s “Where to live and play”,  St. Jay was a great place to start.

A new foot of snow was coming down so we couldn’t stay long.

If only I had listened to the “Eye on the Sky” weather forecast.

Probably would’ve gone anyway.

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

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28 Responses to “St. Johnsbury”

  1. Michele Douglas

    Peter, Please come to Pittsford, Proctor, Brandon, and Chittenden areas! They will all be lovely in the Springtime through Fall! I’m a little biased, having grown up in and near all of them. Thanks for your consideration. Michele

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  2. Doris Michel

    Hallo Peter, do you know who is “responsible” for all that snow? It’s astonishing. In a few days we have carneval in Köln, Düsseldorf, Duisburg and the other cities, towns and villages around. The weather is going to be vernal not “vermontly”, in other words: it rains and rains, sometimes the sun is shining and then it rains and rains but there is no snow. I love snow and your snow-white paintings.What’s about ice? One of your fine lakes, frozen up, people on the ice…. Like Pieter Bruegels “Landscape in winter with birdtrap”. That could be nice.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Doris, have fun at the festival! I might yet get an “Ice” painting in before spring. Who knows where my heart will take me (and you) this week…

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  3. wilma dunphy

    NEK is where my heart is always. I hope you will get to Newport and the beautiful Lake Memphremagog. Unfortunately the main street is a poor site but there is lovely church over looking the lake as well as other nice areas.

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  4. cynthia adams

    Thank you Peter….glad you made it your own scene and also the interesting clock is a stand up feature for sure! Most of us have had a wealth of snow… glad for sun today..Cynthia

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    • Peter Huntoon

      I’m trying to savor the snow while it lasts, Cynthia… enjoying the moment and whatever today brings…that what I TRY to do. That said, I’ll be glad when spring arrives too!

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  5. Kathy Heywood

    Does my heart good to see the town of my birth. Simply lovely! Thank you

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  6. Kathy Stephenson

    Hi Peter!
    I LOVE this painting of St. Johnsbury! You are close to the firehouse where my son is now employed! He was working when they got all of that snow. Your painting makes me feel closer to him. Thank you!
    Have you ever gone by the old mill on Ward Road? It’s a spot I’ve always loved.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Hello Kathy! Yes, I saw the fire house right there but ended up opting for this crop/composition. Glad I could help connect the dots a bit. It was a quick trip but I’ll try to investigate the old mill next time.

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  7. Brian Blaine

    Great job in capturing the 3-dimensional quality and finer points of that wonderful old brick building , all without actually painting a lot of detail……………the mark of a true artist!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Brian, and yes, as I am sure you know by now, I’m not much for finicky detail. Rather go straight for the essence with a bold brush and leave the rest to photography. (and photo-realists)

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  8. Carol

    Really like the angle on this painting of St. J, it really brings out the brickwork of the building, trim over the windows, and allows the eye to follow the curve to the buildings and steeples down the street. Very nice!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you Carol! I do enjoy composing for sure, and this view offered all the components I love in a street scene.

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  9. Julie

    So lovely, inspires me. I can only imagine trudging snowy streets with damp shoes and a red nose.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Not hard to imagine is it Julie? It was indeed just like that. thank you!

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  10. Elizabeth DeWitt

    Thank you for this view of St. J. where I spent my youth, before moving to NYC and now in Italy. I love seeing all of the Vermont towns in your work. Italy is beautiful, but there is nothing like the NEK.

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