A Day in Vermont
March 11, 2019


Sugarbush View

This view caught my attention coming into Waitsfield from the north on Rt 100 last week.

The classic farm and Sugarbush ski area make a contemporary combination of elements.

Come March in Vermont, many folks are ready to turn the corner into Spring.

As the days grow longer I notice the birds are starting to chirp more enthusiastically.

Along with the rest of us.

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

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44 Responses to “Sugarbush View”

  1. Karen Moorman

    Wonderful as always. I have noticed the birds also here in Minnesota. Spring will come soon I hope. Lovely painting. Thank you

  2. Karen Moorman

    Wonderful as always. I have noticed the birds also here in Minnesota. Spring will come soon I hope. Lovely painting. Thank you

  3. Carmen Mentasti

    I have traveled Route 100 for more than 30 years and when I get to see the Kenyon’s farm and the mountains beyond, I know I’m home.
    Beautiful. You choose to find beauty in this world and the you share it with us.
    Thank you Peter,

  4. Carol

    Amazing! You see a scene and just like that you can paint it! How wonderful to be able to do that!

  5. Yvonne Gauthier

    Beautiful picture. U captured it just as it looks. Great job as always.

  6. Joan Ward

    Yes, it is still winter, but I love all our seasons! Shortly we will be complaining about the humidity! Such is life!
    Beautiful scene!

  7. Constancia Bonak

    Red barns always catch my heart – this one is a beauty, Peter !!

  8. brian blaine

    It’s a wonderful time of year, when winter hasn’t lost its grip, but the sun’s rays are starting to warm once again, and the tree buds are starting to swell in anticipation of days to come. The bird song I was always attuned to in late winter was that of the northern chick-a-dee. While still heard with its usual boisterous “chick-a-dee” phrasing, it now adds a gentle and sweet “phe-be-be” to its repertoire as its thoughts turn to love.

  9. Edwin Norse

    My deaf and autistic son has traveled down to sugarbush to ski for just over 20 years, so I have forwarded it to him.

  10. Claudia Scott

    Wow, Peter! I can ‘feel’ the movement of the air in the mountain.. A ‘living’ painting.. beautiful.

  11. Sandra Welch

    AWSOME! Living in California I miss the beautiful
    weather changes.

  12. Doris Michel

    Hi Peter, this time I’ve ambivalent feelings: I see the well placed traditional ensemble of the farm and in the background the deep cuts of the ski trails on the mountain. Is it really necessary to cut a forest like this? Skiing, I have to say, is not my favorite sport. But in the comments I always read positive answers. Perhaps I’m the only one who regrets these massive changes in the landscape by ski trails. My children, well they love skiing, my brothers and sisters too. They would agree with the other followers admiring the great skiing zone of sugarbush.

  13. Judy Willen

    Oh, how Awesome your Beautiful painting of the ski Slopes in the background and the rural road way ..❗My husband and I loved visiting Vermont 25 years ago and seeing your lovely painting certainly brought back cherished memories❗…Thank you for the memories,Peter❗

  14. Cassie Major

    Having two neighbors who’ve been Sugarbush ambassadors, I’m sure they have passed this scene more than I have, but I do honor the view as a very traditional one from Rt 100. Nicely done, Peter. Eager for spring to reveal more signs of arrival:-)

  15. Claudia

    I agree with you Doris about the destruction of Mountains ( the worse being Mount Rushmore). Living in Florida now I see it daily.. where once we enjoyed a treed lane on our bike rides, gas stations and shopping centers are popping up. As Joni Mitchel says ”’ they paved Paradise’ That is why I love Peter’s paintings.. he is showing us some of the beauty left. It makes me miss New England every time I look at one of his paintings..

  16. robert speiser

    Peter, I would enjoy this painting more if you had excluded the telephone poles & lines. seems to detract from the scene, in my view.

    • Peter Huntoon

      I fully expected a “no telephone poles” contingent. As I like to say, thank goodness we are all different. The poles and lines were included intentionally, as Brian notes below. For me, they tie the painting together in an abstract way, provide rhythm and movement, and add an element of authenticity that I always aim for. And the most important reason….I just like em! 🙂 Thanks Robert!

  17. brian blaine

    While intentional, I’m not sure, but I thought it interesting that, should you (mentally) rotate the poles, electric lines, and the surrounding fields 90 degrees, they can be seen to closely echo the pattern of trails and open slopes of the ski area. Of course, they also serve to lead the eye into the depths of the painting and beyond.

  18. Carolyn Herring

    “Though the snow is on the mountains, and you feel the winter chill. Just know that spring is nigh thee, and My plan, shall be, fulfilled. “. Poem I wrote that seemed to tie in to what the painting seems to say.

  19. Doris Michel

    Well, Claudia, Joni Michell is a wise singer-songwriter. I myself become older and older but my consternation is resting. Peter gladly tries to save the impressions of his “Heimat” (I’m using the german word as a german) and he shares his impressions in the form of his paintings with us. So we can mind whtat’s going on. I deeply regret that everyone tooks “his right” to steal a bit of the cake called environment or nature.


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