Summer Camp in a Bubble 2021 – Adirondacks NY

I made reportage paintings at an overnight children’s summer camp in a ‘Covid Testing Bubble’ in the Adirondacks NY in Summer 2021.  As a child I was at similar camps from ages 4-10, and 14-15, and taught art at another summer camp. So to revisit such memories this summer was potent.

My trusty folding bike has gone with me to paint in Paris, the Dordogne, Florida from Ocala to the Keys, DC, NYC, so many great places, and now at a beautiful summer camp of horse fields and ball fields and waterfront and back roads in the Adirondacks.
Four horses in the back fields with my bicycle at pre-camp, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, June 2021, 22x30in, watercolor

 

 

 

Three goats being fed in their pen at pre-camp, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, June 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Still life with wild flowers, astronaut card, memory through the screen at pre-camp in Kathy’s cabin, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, June 2021, 22x30in, watercolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaving Certificate day at pre-camp on the waterfront, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Still life with wild flowers, mirror on the wall, riding gear, at pre-camp in Kathy’s cabin, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, June 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Wendy in the Big House mess hall at pre-camp, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, June 2021, 30x22in, watercolor
Morning flag raising outside Big House mess hall, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass Blowing at night with Karlie and Zach, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Painting in the glass blowing studio with Zach and Karlie.
After dinner activity outside the Big House mess hall, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Staff’s children on porch at lunch behind Big House mess hall, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Four horses in the back fields, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 30x22in, watercolor
Painting in the back fields with my bicycle, hat, Trader Joe’s sparkling, and grapefruit, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Blue and Red color wars sports day at baseball in the main field, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Main waterfront, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Side sandy beach waterfront, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Fourth of July BBQ with Adrian, Carlos, and Sam, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 30x22in, watercolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting in the main field.
Lauren and Patricia painting sets for musical play late into the night, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two horses and Ingrid in the field behind the Doctor’s House with Barry’s RV beyond, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Still life with wild flowers, painting of a teen, sweater, broom, in Kathy’s cabin, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 30x22in, watercolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still life with wild flowers, letter, plastic penguin, cup, in Kathy’s cabin, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 30x22in, watercolor
Still life with wild flowers, painting of a teen, blown glass toy, broom, in Kathy’s cabin, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 30x22in, watercolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big House mess hall Sunday breakfast, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 30x22in, watercolor
Mitch and Lauren with campers’ covid tests to ensure the pandemic bubble on the back porch of the Big House mess hall, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 30x22in, watercolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mak at her stables, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Painting the horses in their fields at the end of the day working with them.
Phil teaching baseball, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, July 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Still life with wild flowers in blown glass blue vase, astronaut postcard, blown glass toy, paintbrush, in Kathy’s cabin, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 22x30in, watercolor
Charles and Priscilla with painted ceramic tea pot and sweets plates, green blown glass, walkie talkies, antlers cake decorations, grapefruit, sunglasses, on Art Building porch, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 30x22in, watercolor
Still life with wild flowers in blown glass blue vase and blown glass goblet, purse, ceramic painted plates and cups, sparkling water, flag sticker, paintbrush, in Kathy’s cabin, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 30x22in, watercolor
Kayaks on the sandbar with camp waterfront beyond, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 30x22in, watercolor
Kayaks on the sandbar with camp waterfront beyond, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 30x22in, watercolor
Amanda, Adrian, Montse, Laura, Valentina and Kayaks on the sandbar with camp waterfront beyond, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 22x30in, watercolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting with my little “kayak kit” instead of the folding bike, on the sandbar looking back at the camp.

 

Portraits of children are always a joy to make and doing demonstrations with them at the summer camp was learning alongside each other in that gentle graceful way of bringing out the best in artists.

Boy on Art Building porch, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 20x16in, acrylic on canvas board.
Boys on Art Building porch, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 10x20in, acrylic on paper.
Boy on Art Building porch, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 16x20in, acrylic on canvas board.
Kathy painting Jen, Lucy, and Andrea at the pool, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 16x20in, acrylic on canvas board.
Girls on Art Building porch, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 16x20in, acrylic on canvas board.
Girls on the sandbar, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 16x20in, acrylic on canvas board.
Boys on Art Building porch, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 16x20in, acrylic on canvas board.
Girl and Boy on Art Building porch, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 16x20in, acrylic on canvas board.

 

And sometimes it’s fun to make a drawing. Kids move quick.

Four teens on Art Building porch, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 16x20in, sharpie on paper.
A boy drawing, a teen waiting on Art Building porch, and a counsellor having her hair shaved by another counsellor, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 16x20in, sharpie on paper.
Kathy and Katie with the drawing of her having her head shaved, Summer Camp, Adirondacks NY, Aug 2021, 16x20in, sharpie on paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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