This is a painting commissioned by a Christian summer camp organization near Huntsville, Ontario . They initially wanted to auction the original and for me to produce 250 limited edition prints to help raise funds at their 75th anniversary celebration. When I heard they had been at this for such a long time I suggested that they increase the edition to 1000. They were worried that they wouldn’t be able to sell so many at the event, but I assured them that they could still offer them after the event and to new families over the years. As it turned out they sold all of them at the event.
I made a number of trips to the camp and wandered around taking photos and making sketches. I chose this view from the girls camp looking towards the boys camp. If you look through the trees just to the right of center, I used artistic license to indicate their open air chapel.