Peninsula Outdoor Painters  

9: 30 Tuesdays.  Bring a bag lunch.  Come and Enjoy the day.

We have a large group, so this year we are spreading out.   

On some of the dates there are also alternate locations to choose from.  


If you have a digital camera, take photos of your groups paintings.  Upload them on a free photo site (picassa, flicker, Kodak)  Make sure you select "public "viewing.  Copy the link at the top of the page (browser) and paste the link into an e-mail.  Mail the link to Sue Wilson <pleinairlinks@mac.com> and we will post the link on the website.


Rules for the Open Space Preserves.....and actually, any or our sites.

Yield to equestrians.

Avoid blocking the trails.

Stay on designated trails....that is a little tricky for us, since we cannot block the paths....use your common sense and set up off to the side if it is a narrow path.

Do not dump any dirty paint water or solvents.

Leave your painting area spotless.


Peninsula Outdoor Painters


We are scheduling only one site for every two weeks this year with few exceptions. We are encouraging artists to use the whole day.  

Too tired to paint all day....then paint in the morning and stay for lunch, or come for lunch and an afternoon painting session.  We are hoping more people will be painting in the afternoons, so that when you come in the afternoon, you can expect to see other artists.  A WINTER PLUS....IT WILL BE WARMER IN THE AFTERNOONS!


Occasionally, Diana will be sending you E-MAIL ALERTS, to tell you of a change in the schedule, or to let you know if trees or wildflowers are blooming. For example, if we are having super hot weather and have an inland location, we may switch to an ocean site.  Be sure to check your e-mail on Monday nights in case of a change.

 


November/December from Betty Olson.


NOV 4 & 11      MONTERA  STATE BEACH - ocean and coastal mountains.

From highway 92 in Half Moon Bay go north through El Granada past the Montara Lighthouse to the La Costanera restaurant (8150 Cabrillo Hwy, Montara, CA)  on the left.  Park on either side of the restaurant .



NOV 18 & 25    SAN GREGORIO STATE BEACH -  coastal bluffs, ocean views & driftwood-strewn estuary.   Highway 1 & Highway 84,  11 miles south of Half Moon Bay from the intersection of Highways 1 & Highway 92.

Parking $8


DEC 2 & 9        PILLAR POINT HARBOR - Commercial fishing boats, sail boats, Morningstar Fishery.

Drive north 5 miles from Half Moon Bay on Highway 1.  Turn left onto Capistrano, take the first left toward Johnson Pier to the pier parking lot.   Look for the lawn area next to the parking lot.   


DEC 16, 23 & 30  CRYSTAL SPRINGS DAM - Canada Road just south of highway 92.  From 280 take highway 92 turn left on Canada Road.  We will paint along the edge of the Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir.  Parking is along Crystal Springs Road which parallels highway 280.  

If not enough parking, at the dam, go to the reservoir.  Park on Canada road near 92.


UPDATED POPs 2015 Painting Sites 

and Information About 

Painting on Private Property (Jan. - June)

 

Dear POPs Artists,

There have been changes in the Jan. and June 2015 painting sites. Therefore, we have UPDATED the POPs painting sites for the first half of 2015. For your convenience, the updated list is available below and on the POPs Paintout Schedule, http://www.pleinairlinks.com/Plein_Air_Links/POPs_Schedule.html

In the past, POPs generally painted at sites that were open to the public. However, a few private parties have generously invited us to paint on their property in 2015. Due to privacy concerns and space limitations, POPS artists will have to make reservations to paint at these sites by contacting Chris Edwards, ontheseam@yahoo.com or Sue Mendelsohn, srmendelsohn@gmail.com 

The private sites are indicated on the List of POPS 2015 Painting Sites, along with the registration dates. Several days prior to the date of the paint site, the address and directions to the site will be sent to the artists on the reservation list.


PRIVATE PAINTING SITE DATES REQUIRING PRE-REGISTRATION (5 days in advance) ARE: May 5, 12, June 2, 9, 2015 


UPDATED POP’s Painting Schedule - 2015 - January & February- Andrea


January 6  - (first visit) La Nebbia Winery,

12341 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

See 2nd visit Jan. 20, below.
Website: http://www.lanebbiawinery.com 

 

Farm vista, agricultural buildings, winery buildings (no vines, as the winemaker buys all of her grapes.

 

Directions: Take 280 N or S to 92 W (towards Half Moon Bay). Drive 6.9 miles. Winery will be on your left on a curve to the right, right before Mountain Dump Rd and the pony rides.  You can turn around at the nurseries if you go too far.  Turn left into parking area. Park in the back, to the right of the winery buildings, near the red shed.

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January 13 - (first visit) SF Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park,

See 2nd visit Feb 10, below.  Open 7:30 AM.

Free Admission, 2nd Tuesday each month

Website: http://sfrecpark.org/destination/golden-gate-park/san-francisco-botanical-garden/

 

Meadow vista, and a myriad of spectacular plants, trees and spaces.


Directions:
From 19th Avenue north (Highway 1), east on Martin Luther King Drive. Pass Nancy Pelosi Drive (on left) and the Garden entrance near the library, is on your right. Park on MLK drive.

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January 20  - (second visit) La Nebbia Winery,

12341 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Website: http://www.lanebbiawinery.com 

 

Farm vista, agricultural buildings, winery buildings (no vines, as the winemaker buys all of her grapes.

 

Directions: Take 280 N or S to 92 W (towards Half Moon Bay). Drive 6.9 miles. Winery will be on your left on a curve to the right, right before Mountain Dump Rd and the pony rides.  You can turn around at the nurseries if you go too far. Turn left into parking area. Park in the back, to the right of the winery buildings, near the red shed.

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January 27 & February 3 -  Daniels Nature Center at Alpine Pond, Skyline Ridge

Website: http://www.openspace.org/activities/david_c_daniels_nc.asp 

 

Pond, and vista, and wooded area.

Pond, vista and wooded area.

 

Directions: From 280 take Page Mill Rd. up to intersection of Hwy 35, (Skyline Blvd.). Go straight, across 35. Turn right, into the Russian Ridge parking lot. (Then, using the Ridge Trail, it’s a short, flat walk under Alpine Road to Alpine Pond, on the other side of Alpine Rd., per map below). There are bathrooms in the parking lot as well as outside of the Nature Center by the pond. 


In the alternative, from 280 take Hwy 84 W (Woodside Rd.) to Hwy. 35 (Skyline Blvd.) and turn left. Drive to the intersection of Skyline Blvd. and Page Mill/Alpine (the name of the road changes at Skyline). Turn right onto Alpine Rd. and then right into the Russian Ridge parking lot. (Using the Ridge Trail, it’s a short, flat walk under Alpine Road to Alpine Pond and nature center, on the other side of Alpine Rd.).

 

February 10 - (second visit) - SF Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park

Free Admission, 2nd Tuesday each month.  Open 7:30 AM.

Website: http://sfrecpark.org/destination/golden-gate-park/san-francisco-botanical-garden/


Meadow vista, and a myriad of spectacular plants, trees and spaces.

Directions. From 19th Avenue north (Highway 1), east on Martin Luther King Drive.  Pass Nancy Pelosi Drive (on left) and the Garden entrance near the library, is on your right. Park on MLK drive. 

 

February 17 & 24 -  Picchetti Winery and Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve

13100 Montebello Rd., 

Cupertino, CA

 

Website:  http://www.openspace.org/preserves/pr_picchetti.asp

 

Winery buildings circa 1880-1920, surrounding land. Carpooling encouraged.  Winery estate gates do not open til 11:00 a.m., but the open space and parking lot is open. 

 

Directions: Take 280 to the Foothill Grant Road exit in Cupertino. Travel southwest on Foothill Blvd 3.5 miles. Foothill changes to Steven’s Canyon Road. Travel through a residential section, pass Steven’s Creek County Park, reservoir dam. Turn right on Montebello road. The first left hand turn is the Picchetti Winery.

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POPS Painting Schedule – 2015 - March & April - Inge, Hannelore and Rita

 

March 3 & 10 -  San Gregorio Town at the General Store


A wonderful Barn and, if we are lucky, some cows.

 

Directions: Easy to get there from Half Moon Bay, stay on Ca. 1 going south 10.8 miles, turn left on Stage Rd. ( to La Honda). A short way in and the site is on your left

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March 17 (one day only) - Pomponio State Beach

 

Directions: Half Moon Bay, Turn South on Hwy 1, Drive 12 Miles, Pomponio beach is to your right.

Entrance Fee $8.00.


March 24 & 31 -  Cooper Garrod Winery and Stables (Farm)

22645 Garrod Rd., 

Saratoga, CA 95070 


Website:  www.cgv.com

 

100+year old Barn, lots of horses, trees, just fantastic.

 

Directions:

From Highway 280 - take Foothill Expwy exit; south towards the hills for 5 miles on Foothill Blvd which becomes Stevens Canyon Rd when it crosses Stevens Creek Road and continues past Stevens Creek Reservoir and into Stevens Canyon; left fork at stop sign in Stevens Canyon onto Mt Eden Rd for 1.6 miles, left on Garrod Rd. About 15 minutes.

From Highway 85 - take De Anza Blvd exit; south towards Saratoga for 1 mile; right on Pierce Rd for 1.8 miles; right on Mt Eden Rd for 1 mile; right on Garrod Rd. About 10 minutes

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April 7 & 14 -  Coyote Point, San Mateo

Parking fee approximately $7

Website: http://parks.smcgov.org/coyote-point-recreation-area

 

Wonderful views, boats and old trees. Opens at 8 AM

 

Directions: From SF, Take 101 south to, Poplar Ave. turn right onto N Humboldt St., take the 3rd right on Peninsula Ave, continue on to Coyote Point Dr.

 

From the South, take 101 to Peninsula Ave., turn right on Airport Blvd., turn left on Coyote Point Dr. to the Park.

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April 21 & 28 - Golden Gate Park Cherry blossoms

Golden Gate Park, Martin Luther King Drive.

 

Directions: Entering the park from 19th Ave. At the first traffic light turn left, the very next crossing turn right, very short perhaps 100 feet, drive on a block, to your left you see already the blooming trees, lots of parking. A foot path leads down the short hill with blooming trees and the lake in the background and other trees, absolutely beautiful.

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POPS Painting Schedule – 2015 - May & June -  Karen Olsen


May 5 & 12 -  OLD DOG FARM – Private address*

*Private Property.


This is a beautiful small farm with a distinctive farmhouse, outbuildings, a corral with horse, numerous dogs and cats (all friendly), gardens, fruit trees, and wooded areas. 5 minutes from downtown Pescadero, which gives you the option to paint sites downtown as well.


There is parking space at the farm, but if you can carpool, that would be helpful.


The owner of the Farm led the restoration of the historic Pescadero Community Church a few years ago. This restoration is beautifully done and the church is a charming subject to paint (I've painted it twice...the owner has both of those paintings). The inside of the church is just as perfect as the outside, but it isn't usually open during the week, so I'm asking her to find out whether we can get in to see it.


FYI, if you would like to have lunch as Duarte’s, the restaurant is small so reservations might be a good idea depending on the size of the group.


Directions: PLEASE REGISTER BY APRIL 30 (for May 5 paint site)


PLEASE REGISTER BY  MAY 7 (for the May 12 paint site) by sending an e-mail to Chris Edwards,ontheseam@yahoo.com  or Sue Mendelsohn srmendelsohn@gmail.com   <<(Don’t forget the “R” as in srm, initial) Several days prior to the date of the paint site, the address and directions to the site will be sent to the artists on the reservation list.

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May 19 & 26  -  MARYKNOLL

23000 Cristo Rey Drive

Los Altos


You see that majestic Chinese-style tower that stands sentinel over Hwy 280 when you drive up and down the freeway, right? That's Maryknoll, at one time a Catholic seminary (St. Joseph's) but now an assisted-living facility for retired priests. Distinctive buildings, beautiful grounds, and panoramic views. The brothers are a friendly and if you do happen to meet up with them, they'll probably welcome you with a smile and a greeting.


Directions:  From 280, take Foothill/Grant Road exit west, turn right at Cristo Rey Drive (there's quite a prominent brown sign for Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve at the intersection).  This road meanders around the hills, and there's a somewhat confusing round-about, but just keep track of Cristo Rey (2nd exit out of the round-about), and you'll be fine. There are two entrances to Maryknoll.  The nearer one is labeled "Rear Entrance".  This is the better one to use, as the parking lot is larger, and it is nearer the entrance you'll probably use if you want to go in the building.  The farther entrance is labeled "Main Entrance", the door is usually locked, and a sign will direct you to go round to the dining area or kitchen entrance.


June 2 & 9 -  PORTOLA VALLEY VINEYARDS – Private address* *Private Property.


This beautiful vineyard will be green and lush at this time of year, with lots of wonderful things to paint. There are beautiful long views of near and distant hills and trees, winery buildings and home, barn, as well as a pond, and a swimming pool and cabaña (that's where the restroom is).


The vineyard owners will make some of their wines available for us to taste when we stop for our lunch. They'll also have some bottles available for us to purchase. They only do pinot noir, and it is very good. 


Directions: PLEASE REGISTER BY MAY 28 (for June 2 paint site)


PLEASE REGISTER BY JUNE 4 (for June 9 paint site) by sending an e-mail to Chris Edwards,ontheseam@yahoo.com  or Sue Mendelsohn srmendelsohn@gmail.com   <<(Don’t forget the “R” as in srm, initial) . Several days prior to the date of the paint site, address and directions to the site will be sent to the artists on the reservation list.

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June 16 & 23 – Shoreline Lake and Aquatic Center

3160 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Mountain View                                                                            


Website: http://www.shorelinelake.com/


Lake, water fowl, participants in water sports, trees, views of hills


Directions: From North. From Hwy 101 heading southbound take the Shoreline Blvd. exit and make a left onto N. Shoreline Blvd. heading north/east (toward the Bay). As you continue on N. Shoreline Blvd you will pass through the gatehouse (no fee required) and enter the Shoreline Regional Park. Continue on Shoreline Blvd. as it winds through the park, past the golf course, and Rengstorff House. Follow the signs to the Lakeside Café/Sailing Center. Shoreline Blvd. will dead-end in the parking lot. Public restrooms are available.


Alternate Shortcut Route From North. Exit Rengstorff Ave. and turn right onto Amphitheatre Pkwy crossing over 101. Continue until you reach N. Shoreline Blvd stoplight and turn left. You will pass through the gatehouse (no fee required) and enter the Shoreline Regional Park. Continue on Shoreline Blvd. as it winds through the park, past the golf course, and Rengstorff House. Follow the signs to the Lakeside Café/Sailing Center. Shoreline Blvd. will dead-end in the parking lot. Public restrooms are available.

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June 30, 2015, ONE DAY ONLY, HUDDART PARK, Woodside

The park is open at 8 am                                                                    

Access off Kings Mountain Rd and Huddart Park entrance.


Download map: http://www.mappery.com/map-of/Huddart-County-Park-Map


This is an enormous park, with no end of great subjects to paint. The park’s $5 entrance fee is waived for seniors on weekdays. Parking is ample at SEQUOIA parking area plus there are picnic tables and restrooms. Good place to stage to meet and for lunch.

After you enter the park, turn right at the first road and drive down to the Sequoia area.


You might want to scout out possible sites with your car before you park. (See map download above or pick up a map at the Ranger station).


Directions:  From 280, take the Woodside exit. Drive through the town of Woodside, turn right at King's Mountain Road (T-style intersection. There's a prominent sign for Huddart Park (signage all the way to the park is quite good). King’s Mountain Rd is very twisty-turney and popular with cyclists, and some of the real hot dogs can come hurtling down the hills like nobody's business. Turn Right at Huddart Park entrance road, but you'll drive some considerable distance before you get to the ranger's station. After you enter the park, turn right at the first road and drive down to the Sequoia parking area.