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 <email@example.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.
POPS Painting Sites, 2017 -revised 1/5/17
POPS Painting Sites, Nov., Dec. 2017, Sue M.
November 7, SHELLDANCE ORCHID GARDENS, 2000 Coast Highway, Pacifica
Orchids, bromeliads and lots of unusual plants in greenhouses. Hanging mosses, ferns, palms, etc. create a wonderful indoor rainforest. Parking and restroom on site. See the website for their very interesting history.
Directions: From the Peninsula on Highway 280: Take Hwy. 92 West to Hwy. 1 North. Shelldance (a few miles north of Rockaway Beach) is just past the traffic light at Reina del Mar. Continue on Hwy. 1 (0.3 miles) past the gas station & police station then make a right at the Orchid sign. Continue driving up the winding road to the top where there is a large parking lot.
From San Francisco: Take Hwy 1 South to Reina Del Mar, make a U-turn and continue 0.3 miles then make a right turn at the Orchid Gardens sign.
November 14 & 21, SAN MATEO JAPANESE GARDEN (NOTE: opens at 10 am), 50 East 5th Ave., (Central Park), San Mateo CA http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/index.aspx?NID=718
The Japanese Tea Garden was designed by landscape architect, Nagao Sakurai of the Imperial Palace of Tokyo. It features a granite pagoda, tea house, koi pond and bamboo grove.
From Hwy. 101, South from SF or N. from Los Altos: Take Hwy. 101 to San Mateo. Exit onto Hwy 92, W. Almost immediately, take the El Camino Real exit going North. Continue on El Camino Real to E. 5th Ave. Turn right and park in the lot on the right side of the street. There are parking machines in the lot; note your space number-- $.50/hour, 4-hour limit; $.25/hour, 10-hour limit.
November 28 & Dec. 5 – HALF MOON BAY NURSERY, 11691 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy. 92). There ae indoor and outdoor painting opportunities.
Scroll down for information about the Half Moon Bay Nursery.
Directions: From the Peninsula, North or South: Take Hwy. 280 to Hwy. 92, West. Drive approximately 5.5 miles. Nursery will be on the left.
From Half Moon Bay: Take Hwy. 92, East. Drive approximately 3.5 miles. Nursery will be on the right.
December 12 & 19 -- ROCKAWAY BEACH, PACIFICA, http://visitpacifica.com/index.php?page=13
(Scroll down to get information re Rockaway Beach.)
Beautiful beach views and a walking trail heading towards a quarry for a big variety of scenes to paint. Restroom and parking available.
Directions: From the Peninsula: Take Hwy. 280 to Hwy. 92 West., towards Half Moon Bay. At Hwy. 92 and Hwy. 1, turn right (North) and proceed to Pacifica. Make a left turn at Rockaway Beach Avenue then a right on Old Country Road or Dondee. Parking lot faces the ocean at San Marlo Way and Maitland Road.
From San Francisco: Take Hwy. 1 South to Rockaway Beach, turn right on Rockaway Beach Avenue, right on Old Country Road to parking lot.
December 26. No painting site scheduled. Enjoy the Holidays! See you next year.
Dear POPs Artists,
We have finalized the POPs Painting Sites for January - June 2018. The list appears below and on the Schedule page. We will not finalize the sites for the second half of the year until Spring 2018.
Please let me know if you have ideas for new painting sites that meet our criteria -- water, bathrooms, adequate parking (preferably free), in San Francisco, San Mateo or northern Santa Clara counties.
Andrea K, Steffani P, Chris E., Inge K, Rita B, Hannelore H.
POPS Painting Sites, Jan. – June 2018
POPS Painting Sites, Jan. – Feb. 2018, Andrea K, Steffani P.
January 2, THE JAMES JOHNSTON HOUSE, 110 Higgins Canyon Rd, Half Moon Bay http://www.johnstonhouse.org/hours-directions .
From Highway 101 or Interstate 280: Take Highway 92 West to the coast and turn left (South) on Hwy 1. Drive approximately 1 mile. Turn left at Higgins-Purisima Rd. Parking lot is on the right. There are painting spots at the bottom and top of the hill. Restrooms are at bottom of the hill at entrance. There are picnic tables at the bottom of the hill and at the top near the house.
From North: Take Hwy. 1 (South) through Half Moon Bay. Drive approximately 1 mile. Turn left at Higgins-Purisima Rd. Parking lot is on the right. There are painting spots at the bottom and top of the hill. Restrooms are at bottom of the hill at entrance. There are picnic tables at the bottom of the hill and at the top near the house.
January 9, SF BOTANICAL GARDEN, Visit 1 of 2. Second visit Feb. 13. Free admission 2nd Tues., http://sfbotanicalgarden.org/visit/directions.html
There are two entrances to the park, the Main Gate on Ninth Avenue, and the North Gate on Martin Luther King Jr., with restrooms near each entrance. Park on Martin Luther King Drive. Lunch location near the pond close to the North Gate.
January 16 and January 23, WASHINGTON PARK, BURLINGAME https://www.burlingame.org/index.aspx?page=419&recordid=201
Rose garden, old trees, stately grounds.
From North: Take Hwy 101 to the Broadway Avenue exit, turn right onto Broadway; in 400 ft., turn left onto Rollins Road; in 1 mile turn right onto Bloomfield, then right onto Burlingame Ave.; in 700 ft., the parking lot for the park is on the right, just past the Burlingame Recreation Center. Street parking is also available.
From South: Take U.S. 101 North to Peninsula Ave., right onto Airport Blvd. (toward Coyote Point), right on Peninsula Ave., right onto Arundel, left onto Burlingame Ave., parking for Washington Park is just passed the tennis courts on the left.
January 30 and February 6, ROOSEVELT STATE BEACH, Young Ave and Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 http://www.californiabeaches.com/beach/roosevelt-beach-half-moon-bay/
$10 fee parking
From Highway 101 or Interstate 280. Take Highway 92 West to Half Moon Bay. Turn right (North) on Highway 1. Drive 1.4 miles and turn left at Young Ave. Drive towards the ocean and the parking lot. Newer restrooms are located in center of the parking lot.
From North: Take Hwy 1 (South) to Half Moon Bay. Turn right at Young Ave. Drive towards the ocean and the parking lot. Newer restrooms are located in the center of the parking lot.
February 13, SF BOTANICAL GARDEN, Visit 2 of 2, Free admission 2nd Tues., http://sfbotanicalgarden.org/visit/directions.html
There are two entrances to the park, the Main Gate on Ninth Avenue, and the North Gate on Martin Luther King Jr., with restrooms near each entrance. Park on Marin Luther King Drive. Lunch location near the pond close to the North Gate.
February 20 and 27, TOWN OF PESCADERO
Historic, funky buildings. Option of painting at beach.
Consider lunch at Duarte’s on Feb. 27. – Great ollalaberry pie.
From Highway 101 or Interstate 280: Take Hwy 92 to Half Moon Bay and State Rte. 1, turn left on State Rte. 1, go 14.4 miles south, at Pescadero State Beach turn left, drive two miles to the center of town on Pescadero State Rd., parking on the street.
From North: Take Hwy. 1 (South) through Half Moon Bay. Go 14.4 miles south. At Pescadero State Beach turn left, drive two miles to the center of town on Pescadero State Rd., parking on the street.
POPS Painting Sites, Mar. -- April 2018, Chris E.
March 6 & 13, FORT POINT, SAN FRANCISCO, https://www.nps.gov/fopo/index.htm
Lots to paint, buildings, fields, vistas of SF, the Gate, water, rocks, docks people.
Directions: from south of San Francisco, take Highway 280 north exit at 17th Ave. go north towards Golden Gate Bridge. IMPORTANT approaching the bridge be in the right hand lane,
TURN RIGHT at the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza BEFORE getting on bridge. Turn right at end of exit ramp and then LEFT onto Lincoln Boulevard. Take the first LEFT onto Long Avenue and follow onto Marine Drive. Fort Point is located at the end of Marine Drive.
March 20 & 27, HALF MOON BAY YACHT CLUB, 214 Princeton Ave, Half Moon Bay (enter from Vassar St. see directions.) http://www.hmbyc.org
Boats, water, yacht club buildings, harbor mountain vistas, old green pier that may be removed soon! Restroom is open by 10am. Restrooms are inside restaurant area. Picnic tables available.
Hwy 280: South from SF, OR Hwy 280 North from Los Altos. Take Hwy 280 to Hwy 92, WEST towards Half Moon Bay. At Hwy 92 and Hwy 1, turn right (north) to Princeton Harbor.
Left at Capistrano Rd. follow to Prospect Way and turn left. (past Barbara’s fish shack)
Turn Left on Broadway
Turn Right on Princeton Ave.
Turn left on Vassar St.
April 3 & 10, STOW LAKE, GOLDEN GATE PARK, http://sfrecpark.org/destination/golden-gate-park/stow-lake/
Largest lake in Golden Gate Park. Boat House, Bridges, Asian Shrine, waterfalls.
Restrooms at Boat house area.
Paint in vicinity of Bridge and Boathouse on April 3.
Paint in vicinity of Boathouse and Asian Shrine on April 10.
Hwy 280 from South of SF: Take Hwy 280 North to SF. Exit at 19th Ave. Proceed north on 19th Ave. towards Golden Gate Park At Lincoln Way and Golden Gate Park, Cross Lincoln Way, and take the next immediate right on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. to a Left turn on Stow Lake Dr. Follow Stow Lake Dr. to find group.
April 17 & 24, BAYLANDS, PALO ALTO, 2500 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/parks/preserves/baylands.asp
Duck Pond, ECO Center building, Bay, inlet areas, marshes, birds, grasses, trees, Bay vistas.
Hwy 101: South from SF, OR Hwy 101 North from Mt. View: Take Hwy 101 to Embarcadero Rd. EAST. Follow Embarcadero Rd. east to “T” intersection at the Baylands area. Turn left onto Baylands Embarcadero Rd.
Parking lots are on left side of road at Duck Pond and beyond. Lunch is at the fenced tables area beyond the Duck Pond. Porta Potty’s at Duck Pond.
You can also continue to the end of the road as it stops by the Bay.
POPS Painting Sites, May, June 2018, Rita B., Inge K, Hannelore H.
May 1 & 8, LAND’S END, 680 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco
Lookout, Visitor Center, Café,
Directions: From South: Take the Great Highway past the Cliff House and Louis Restaurant. On the left there is a large parking lot is by the visitor center. At the e
nd of the parking lot there are views of Sutro Bath ruins, Seal Rock, trees, ocean and beach.
From San Francisco: Take Geary Blvd, right on 48th and left on Point Lobos Ave.
May 16 & 23, ALLIED ARTS GUILD, 75 Arbor Road at Cambridge Avenue, Menlo Park. www.alliedartsguild.org
Old restored Spanish buildings, structured grounds and landscaping, arbors, fountains and patios. Restrooms available. Free parking.
GATES OPEN AT 10AM.
From Hwy 280: So. from SF or N. from Los Altos
Hwy 280 to Sand Hill Road (Exit 24), towards the bay to Alameda De Las Pulgas. Left on Alameda De Las Pulgas, stay in right lane and take the right lane fork at signal for Santa Cruz Ave. Turn right again at stop sign as Santa Cruz Ave. turns right. Follow Santa Cruz Ave. to University Drive, turn right. Turn right on Cambridge Avenue. Cambridge Avenue “T’s” at Arbor Rd. The entrance to Allied Arts directly across the street. There are two entrances Allied Arts with parking. One entrance is at Arbor and Cambridge Ave, and one just south of Cambridge Ave. on Arbor Rd.
From Hwy 101: S. from SF or N. from Los Altos.
Hwy 101 to Willow Rd., west to Middlefield Rd. Turn right on Middlefield Rd. to Ravenswood Ave. Turn left on Ravenswood Ave. and stay on Ravenswood across El Camino Real. Ravenswood changes its name to Menlo Ave. Stay on Menlo Ave to University Drive. Turn left on University Drive. Turn right on Cambridge Avenue. Cambridge Avenue “T’s” at Arbor Rd. The entrance to Allied Arts directly across the street. There are two entrances Allied Arts with parking. One entrance is at at Arbor and Cambridge Ave, and one just south of Cambridge Ave. on Arbor Rd.
May 29 & June 5, COYOTE POINT, 1701 Coyote Point Dr. Recreation Area, San Mateo. http://parks.smcgov.org/coyote-point-recreation-area
Free for seniors.
Travel around on Coyote Point Dr. to the marina with views of boats, golf course, eucalyptus trees.
Directions: South from SF. Take Hwy. 101 South. Take the Poplar Avenue exit. Turn right onto Humbolt until Peninsula Avenue. Turn right onto Peninsula Avenue. Go over the freeway, and then circle around and into the Park.
North from Los Altos. Take Hwy. 101 North. Take the Peninsula Avenue exit. Turn right onto Airport Blvd. Turn left onto Coyote Point Drive to the park.
June 12 PALACE OF LEGION OF HONOR, 100 34th Ave, San Francisco. https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/
Views of the museum, statues, ocean.
Directions: Going North on Great Highway, turn left on El Camino Del Mar; right on Seal Rock Drive which becomes Clement. Turn left into Lincoln Park Golf Course at 34th Ave.
From San Francisco: Take Clement to the Golf Course.
June 19 CACTUS GARDEN, at Stanford in Palo Alto
Directions: From 280: Take the Sand Hill Road East to Aboretum Road (past the L.P. Children’s Hos
pital), turn right on Aboretum and right on Quarry Road. There is pay parking on your left at Quarry and Welsh. It is a short walk from the garden.
Restrooms and water are available in the McMurtry Building, 355 Roth Way, between the Cantor Arts Center and Parking Structure 1.
From 101: Take University Ave West to Palm Dr; turn right on Campus Drive to the garden.
June 26, MOSS BEACH
From North or South via 280. Take 280 to Hwy. 92 W (toward Half Moon Bay). At Hwy. 1, turn right (North). Drive about 6 miles to Moss Beach. You will pass signs for Fitzgerald Beach, Montara Lighthouse and Moss Beach Distillery.
Turn left on Vallemar St. (Note: this street is called Etheldore on the right. There may be a sign for the Moss Beach Post Office. Continue on Vallemar to Julianne. Turn left on Julianne. Continue to the ocean. Wonderful cliffs.
NOTE: Before you reach Vallemar, there is a gas station on your left, with restrooms. Ask for the key.
From North: Take Hwy. 1 S., past Devil’s Slide. Turn right on Vallemar. (See Note above re Etheldore). Turn left on Julianne. Continue to ocean.
If you get to Montara Lighthouse or Fitzgerald Beach you have gone too far.
NOTE: If you drive past Vallemar, there is a gas station on your right, with restrooms. Ask for the key.