A Day in Vermont
May 15, 2017

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Vermont Capitol

Auction Closed. Sold via Buy Now $800. Next Auction Monday, May 22. 

Don’t know much about history, or politics.

But I do appreciate beauty when I see it.

I couldn’t resist this magnificent, stately view.

The big wheels of government may churn inside.

Outside, the trees and tulips have their own agenda.

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

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And the Winners are...

Each month I draw two random Day in Vermont subscribers to win a free print of their choice.

It’s one small way I can say thanks for your tremendous support.

Our first winner for May is Martha Fagan Terkla, of Tucson, AZ. Martha chose “Fall on Center” and had this to say…

“This print is of my hometown Rutland and has long been a favorite example of your work. I was having trouble deciding between it and November Sky. My husband and I used to go to Dead creek each fall to see the geese. You capture Vermont so well it makes choice a challenge. Thank you for this gift.”

Our second winner is Jill Cook of New York, NY. Jill chose “Red Wing” and had this to say…

 “I love Vermont for its residents – their “down-to-earthness” and their kindness and for the state’s natural beauty. As a part-time resident who wishes she were full-time, A Day in Vermont serves to remind me regularly of the people and places I so enjoy and miss when I am in NYC. I am a huge fan of your art because it depicts in a realistic and relaxed style (not idealized or cutesy) the places and landscapes that make Vermont special. Thank you again. You made my week!”

22 Responses to “Vermont Capitol”

  1. Susan Roberts

    Lovely is the word that comes to mind. I love the detail of the trees, the flowers, the windows, etc….soft beauty ….but how harsh politics is!

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  2. Jane Dimotsis

    Beautiful. Best painting of the Capitol I have ever seen. I grew up in Montpelier and I love it. Your work is really amazing.

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  3. Karen Moorman

    Beautiful painting as always I look forward to Monday Morning

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  4. Michael Takac

    Beautiful Peter. I’m making a bid and checking my budget. Pretty sure this one is another that goes full price (which you are rather generously low with anyway) There has to be plenty of people that will appreciate this lovely landmark of Montpellier and Vermont

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks so much for your ongoing, tremendous support, Mike!

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  5. Millie Shinn

    This painting is as outstanding as all of your others but a bit mor special for me. The statute on top of the capital is of Ceres which is my middle name and also my granddaughters. This will make a very special gift for hergift for her.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you Mille, please just let me know what you need. I’ll look forward to seeing you!

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  6. Sara Tully

    Definitely getting a print of this one! I love it. Would love to bid on the original but can’t. Peter, it is beautiful!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you Sara for all your support, please just let me know what you need!

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  7. Stephen MacNamara

    One of your best but Walter has more money than I do 🙁

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thank you very much for bidding Stephen, I really appreciate your support!

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  8. Nancy church

    How well I remember when I was about eight years old and my Aunt and Grandparents took my brother Paul and I to see the capitol. I thought it was the most beautiful structure I had ever seen ! You certainly did a fantastic job on this one Peter ! Thank you.

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Nancy, it is a beautiful building indeed, and the grounds keepers do a fantastic job!

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  9. Brian Blaine

    The fresh yellow-greens of springtime foliage softly echo the sun-lit gold dome of the capitol building. A worthy painting of one of Vermont’s architectural gems. By the way, I’ve been meaning to mention that your years of experience in watercolor painting have contributed much to the delicacy and spontaneity of your oils!

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    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks very much Brian. I notice myself that I almost always start my oils in a wet, drippy, watercolor-like manner. I guess that is where my “truth” as an artist lies. Maybe more on this idea of personal truth in a future post…

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  10. Joan Ward

    What a beautiful treasure to have when you have lived in Vermont all your life. Absolutely perfect!

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  11. cynthia adams

    well you got this “politically right”! Thank you so much for a Hallmark of Vermont. Beautiful….Cynthia

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