Auction Closed. Sold via Buy Now. Next Auction Monday, Jan 11.
Welcome back to A Day in Vermont 2021! I’m imagining a good year ahead. You could say I use a fair amount of imagination in my work. Allowing our inner child to run wild is risky, but as they say, that’s where the fun is. This painting was done without any external reference whatsoever. I put a few spontaneous brush marks down, followed their lead, and got lucky.
Size: 10X20 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Oil on panel
And The Winners Are…
Now a little catching up! As you may know I draw two random A Day in Vermont email subscribers each month to win a free print of their choice. It’s a fun way I can say thanks for your continued support.
Our first winner for December is Eileen Hostetter of Fort Collins, CO. Eileen chose “Emanate Domain”, and had this to say…
Peter Huntoon’s work captures the essence of Vermont – the stark beauty of winter, the remote promise of spring, the fleeting glories of summer, and the colorful flash of fall before another endless winter sets in. More importantly, he captures the spirit of Vermont’s people, shaped for centuries by the land and the elements. Best of all, these life lessons are lovely to look at! When Huntoon paints a quaint old farmyard, he actually paints a testament to generations of hard labor, simple pleasures, and steadfast principles.
I will forever be considered a flat-lander, having grown up a mile over the border in the Mettowee Valley of NY. But my relatives and my roots are all Vermonters, and I consider the Green Mountain state “home.” A mile on a map is just a typographical error, after all, an arbitrary line. I’ve spent my adult years in Colorado, but am often homesick for New England. A Day In Vermont helps me visit whenever the need arises.
I’ll treasure your gift of a print – thank you! I’ve chosen Emanate Domain. It reminds me of my parents’ house, perched at the top of a hill outside town, a beacon in the night always promising a warm welcome.
Our second winner is Rebecca Zilski of Cambridge, VT. Rebecca chose “Backyard Botany” and had this to say…
There’s something so special about Vermont that is hard to put into words, yet is so perfectly captured in your paintings. The beauty, peacefulness and seasonal variety is something that you have to see to understand and truly appreciate. I’ve lived here the majority of my life and every time I leave and come back, I remember why I’ve chosen to live here.
Vermont is lovely on the surface yet there is a deeper beauty that lies beneath. Passers by take note of Vermont’s landscapes, mountains, and lakes. But those who linger and stay a bit longer, may find themselves rewarded with the purest visions that Vermont has to offer: a warm sunrise on a bitter cold morning, green grass basking in the sun’s light as it falls between the trees, the mirror image of a colorful sky on a clear, calm pond.
Your art captures the true essence of Vermont and shares its splendor with the passers by who may have missed the moment and those of us who need to remember to take the time to look closer. You help me to appreciate the beauty that we sometimes take for granted while living here. Thank you for sharing it with us all!
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