Eric Rhoads, the publisher of PleinAir magazine, hosted a paint camp last week high in the Adirondack Mountains — just a few miles from the Canadian border. See the results here.
A large group of talented painters produced a hefty body of work at the 2015 Publisher’s Invitational Paint Out, which was based at Paul Smith College. The assembled ate, talked, and painted together for five days. Each year the event gets bigger, with artists clamoring to return and enjoy the camaraderie of the paint-out.
The artists ventured out each day to a different spot in the area, capturing rivers or waterfalls or the granite-studded woods of the Adirondacks. Each night, there was acoustic music played by participating artists, a portrait-painting session, or a chance to paint a nocturne. In all, there were 125 painters, working seven days, producing more than 1,300 paintings, and consuming an untold number of s’mores at the closing party campfire at a classic Adirondacks camp.
Since a picture is worth 1,000 words, here are a dozen to help explain the productive week at the camp.
Happy campers at the paint camp
Julie Hopkins paints the scene.
Eric Rhoads, publisher of PleinAir magazine and the host of the Publisher’s Invitational, captures a creek and marsh.
Patrick Barley contentedly paints.
Eric Rhoads paints a waterfall.
Several artists depict the view from the Visitor Interpretive Center at Paul Smiths, New York.
Kathy Anderson enjoying the week in the Adirondacks
Sandra Weeken at work
Susan Jositas at the Publisher’s Invitational event
Julie Hopkins, left, and Michele Byrne
David Crowell works out of his vehicle, ready for rain or shine