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 <> 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.


POPs has been invited to display its paintings at the Los Altos Library in July. POPs is painting at the Los Altos apricot orchard on Feb. 25, Mar. 4 and Mar. 11. See below for directions. Artists are invited to display their art work inspired by the orchard and the surrounding area at POPs in the Orchard: An Exhibit by Peninsula Outdoor Painters. This Exhibit will be held in the Los Altos Library from July 1 – 31, 2014. See Call to Artists on the Upcoming Events/Exhibit Opportunities webpage. For further information, please contact Sue Mendelsohn (  ) or Chris Edwards (  ).

POPS Schedule for May and June 2014

Prepared by Barbara V H


May 27:  Dunes Beach and Roosevelt Beach  

Highway 92 to Route 1.  Go north to Young Avenue (past Miramar) and turn left.  Dunes Beach is straight ahead; Roosevelt off to the right.  There is a parking fee.


June 3 and 10:  Redondo Beach - Half Moon Bay


West on 92 to Highway 1.  Go South (left) on 1    After first stop light, go a few miles and watch for a green sign that says Redondo Beach.  If you see Ocean Colony, you've gone too far

No restrooms

Lunch at the Deli on the corner of Main and Mills in HMB  Yummy and nice bathrooms


June 17 and 24:  Pescadero State Beach, or town.  

Lunch at Duarte’s on Main Street.


From Half Moon Bay, go south on Rte. 1 for 14.5 miles, past San Gregorio and Pomponio.    Go to the third Pescadero beach, opposite Pescadero Road.  Paint either at the ocean or turn left on Pescadero Road and paint in town.  Duarte’s has delicious artichoke soup and bread.


POPS Schedule for July 2014

Prepared by Rebecca O.


July 1, 8 :  Shoreline Aquatic center: boats, green hills

Coming from North, 101, exit Rengstorff Av and turn right onto  Amphitheatre Pkwy crossing over 101.  Continue til you reach N Shoreline Blvd stoplight and turn left.  You will pass through the gatehouse and enter the Shoreline Regional Park.  Continue to the café and sailing center, where there are 2 linked parking lots.

Coming from other directions, see “Shoreline Lake”  “Directions”

July 15, 22, 29:  Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir (alternate Canada Road)

Parking is along Canada Road, Close to intersection with 92.  There will be other cars and fishermen there.  From 92, turn onto Canada Road, which is parallel to 280.

August August 5,12  Crissy Field

Park  near the warming hut; there is usually no shortage of parking  here.

August 19,26  SanFrancisco neighborhoods, Presidio—not far from Lyon Street steps

Get directions by googling Julia Kahn Park, SF for the parking lot.   Carpooling a good idea