A Day in Vermont
March 30, 2015

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Vanishing Act

Now you see them, now you don’t.

Deer melt away into the enchanted forest like scattered patches of spring snow.

On the move now they can feel the tide of the season turn.

And so can we.

It’s in the air, under foot, but still just out of sight.

Vermont is full of Magic.

Size: 11X14 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Watermedia on panel

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Here is a new video showing the Frame Shop in my studio. Enjoy!

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”  Doug Larson

 

16 Responses to “Vanishing Act”

  1. Carol

    Loved the video– enjoyed watching a professional do what he loves. Carol

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks very much Carol, I do enjoy framing…and I do love to turn it over when it’s all done to see the finished piece for the first time. The “Ta Da!” moment. 🙂

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  2. David Churchill

    I miss seeing deer in the forest. We don’t have the herds down here in Georgia. Sometimes, you see one or two early in the morning, but nothing like you do in Vermont.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      They are running together in big groups right now David. At least that’s what I herd.

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  3. Dan Newhall

    I like how your paintings remind me of my youth, thanks. DAN

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    • Peter Huntoon

      And I like how my paintings remind you of your youth too. Thanks Dan!

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  4. Mary Fran

    Great painting Peter, as usual! I must say, you surely make framing look easy…as we who have tried it on our own, know better. You do such a great job at it & I know there’s nothing but quality going into it. Congratulations on another new & exciting venture. How lucky we artists are to have you here to do the hard work for us. 🙂

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    • Peter Huntoon

      I think I’m the lucky one to have such tremendous support. So I guess we all win. As for framing, practice makes perfect, and I’ve had just a little practice over the last 20 years or so. Thanks Mary Fran!

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  5. Jane Carroll

    Well, that was fun to watch! As someone who does her own framing (although with mats and frames that I get from favorite suppliers over the internet) I have just one question: where are your under-the-breath frustrated mutterings and occasional swearing? Were they edited out? Peter, I just love your work.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Funny Jane, yes there is an occasional moment of disappointment in the frame shop. The most common one for me is finding that tiny spec of something AFTER it’s all buttoned up. Take it apart! My eyes are not quite as sharp as they once were.

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  6. Brian Blaine

    Through the winter, the deer in Vermont appear more of a gray than a red -brown. As snow melts they shed their heavy coats and don the brighter colors of spring. Nice painting and video. Looks like you’re as skilled at the framing as you are at painting. Nice neat workshop too!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      I’m watching seven deer out my window right now Brian. (probably the same ones I painted the other day) You are correct, their colors are changing. Yes, I tend to keep my work spaces fairly organized. It’s the only way I can keep all the balls in the air. I let the chaos happen on the canvas, especially in the early stages of the painting.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Everything is easy with practice, thanks very much Marion!

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