POPs

PAINTOUT SCHEDULE

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.

 





POPS Painting Sites, 2017  -revised 1/5/17





Dear POPs Artists, 


Below are the POPs Painting Sites for July - Dec. 2018.


We are always looking for new, interesting places to paint, which have ample parking (preferably free), toilets and running water. Please send your ideas to me, with directions to the sites from the North and South.


Best, Sue M

pops77pleinair@gmail.com


POPS Painting Sites, July – Dec. 2018


JULY - AUGUST 2018 (Karen O.)

Please NOTE: On July 24 and July 31, we will paint at Portola Vineyards. You do not have to register to paint at this site. However, if you would like to taste the winery’s pinot noirs, you must register by July 14. The tasting fee is $10, which is waived if you buy wine.

At least five people have to sign up in order for us to schedule a wine tasting.

If you are interested in wine tasting, please contact Karen Olsen karen@karenolsenfineart.com and let her know the date(s) you would like to taste. She will let you know if there is sufficient interest for a tasting.

 

July 3, TWIN PINES PARK, Belmont

1 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont

http://www.belmont.gov/home/showdocument?id=9921

Small scale, but lots of interesting little vignettes: tree specimens, creek, nature trails, old mansion that is now a museum.

Directions:

From North or South via 101: Take the Ralston Ave exit (west, over 101) and follow this less than a mile to the park, on your left.

From North or South via 280: Take 92 East to Ralston Ave and follow this down 3.2 miles to the park, on your right. 

Parking and bathrooms and eating spots nearby all available. Do get there early, as parking can get full quickly.  (You can also park in the adjacent city lots and along Ralston Ave.) For lunch meet at the Twin Pines Art Center, named Manor Building on the above map. Picnic lunch at the Meadow picnic area.

 

July 10 & July 17, WOODSIDE STORE, PARK

3300 Tripp Road, Woodside

http://parks.smcgov.org/woodside-store

http://www.historysmc.org/main.php?page=woodside

Directions:

From North or South via 280: Take Woodside Road exit (Hwy 84) toward Woodside (West).  Follow Woodside Road through town of Woodside (good lunch items available at Robert's Market, at the intersection of Woodside Road and Mountain Home Road., on left side corner). Slight left at Tripp Road.

This is a small park, but it has lots of things to paint. The grounds are beautiful, and the old store is interesting and authentic. It has been restored to look as it did in the late 19th-early 20th century, and it's a great reminder that Woodside was, for much of its early life, a pioneering lumber town. We will not be allowed to paint inside the store, but we are welcome to make photographs for studio work.  

Picnic table and restroom on site.


 

We are painting at Portola Vineyards on July 24 and 31. See below for directions to the Vineyards. 


On July 31, we will have the opportunity to taste Portala Vineyard's wines. If 5 artists register, we will be able to taste a Rose and Pinot. If 10 artists register, we also will be able to taste a Chardonnay.  The tasting fee is $10, which is waived if  wine is purchased.


If you are interested in wine tasting, please register with Karen Olsen -- karen@karenolsenfineart.com -- by Fri., July 27. She will let you know if there is sufficient interest for a July 31 tasting. 


Note: If you have already contacted Karen, please confirm your interest with her.



July 24 & JULY 31, PORTOLA VINEYARDS

850 Los Trancos, Portola Valley (off Alpine Rd.)

http://www.portolavineyards.com/

Please NOTE: On July 24 and July 31, we will paint at Portola Vineyards. You do not have to register to paint at this site. However, if you would like to taste the winery’s pinot noirs, you must register by July 14. The tasting fee is $10, which is waived if you buy wine.

At least five people have to sign up in order for us to schedule a wine tasting.

If you are interested in wine tasting, please contact Karen Olsen karen@karenolsenfineart.com and let her know the date(s) you would like to taste. She will let you know if there is sufficient interest for a tasting.

Directions:

From North or South via 280: Take Alpine Road exit towards the mountains (West). You will pass Arastradero Rd. and Alpine Inn, (Rossotti’s) on the left. Just past the tennis club on left, Turn Left on Los Trancos Rd Go a short distance, .4 Mile, and entrance to Portola Vineyards is on the left. Gate has automatic motion sensor. Drive up close and it will swing in to open. Park on the dirt access roads.    

NOTE: the street numbers are not sequential on Los Trancos Rd. Do not rely on GPS to locate Portola Vineyards on Los Trancos Rd. GoogleMaps is OK (enter “Portola Vineyards”), or use the directions above.

Restrooms are located in the Cabana area near the pool. For lunch, we can eat by the cabana or on the shady patio near the entry driveway.

 

August 7 & August 14, PALO ALTO COMMUNITY GARDEN. 

Behind the Library and the Palo Alto Art Center on Newell. 1312 Newell St., Palo Alto

https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/parks/gardens/default.asp

Individual garden plots in same complex as Palo Alto Art Center and main Palo Alto Main Library. Gardeners grow a wide variety of flowers and veggies that are fun to paint. We may be lucky enough to see people working in their plots.

Directions:

From North or South via 101: Take Hwy. 101 to Embarcadero/Oregon Expressway. Go West on Embarcadero (toward Stanford/Palo Alto) to Newell.  Turn right onto Newell and look for the green Library Parking sign. There is also a huge parking lot on Embarcadero with a side entrance into the gardens. This is probably a better place to park, so that we are not taking up the spaces for the gardeners.  

Great place with lots of shade around the perimeter of the gardens

From North or South via 280: Take 280 to Sand Hill Rd. head East (toward the Bay). Stay in the left lane of Sand Hill for about 3.5 miles to El Camino Real. Turn right onto El Camino Real. Get in the left lane. Turn left at Embarcadero Rd. Turn left at Newell Rd. Look for the green Library Parking sign on right. Gardens are in the rear of the parking area.

Adequate parking in nearby lot. Restrooms inside the Library and Arts Center.

 

August 21 & August 28. SAN GREGORIO BEACH or SAN GREGORIO GENERAL STORE.

(meet for lunch at the picnic area of the beach park), .

The San Gregorio General Store is located at the corner of Hwy. 84 and Stage Rd., one mile East of the intersection of Hwy. 84 and Hwy. 1. (http://www.sangregoriostore.com/)

San Gregorio Beach is at the end of 84. Picnic tables and restroom. May have to pay for parking.

Directions:

From North: Take Hwy 280 South, exit at Hwy 92, Half Moon Bay direction (West).  Go all the way to the coast to Hwy 1. Turn left (South).  Continue South to San Gregorio Beach.  

From South: Take Hwy 280 north, exit at Woodside Road (Hwy 84), continue to end of road, joins up with Hwy 1.  

 

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2018 (Lilly B.)

 

September 4 & 11, DAHLIA DELL

Golden Gate Park, Conservatory Drive East, San Francisco

www.golden-gate-park.com

Located on the east side of the Conservatory of Flowers, the Dahlia Dell is tucked in between two walking paths that lead east from the Conservatory.

Directions:

From 19th Avenue (Hwy. 1 North), head right (East) on Martin Luther King Jr Drive, turn left on Stow Lake Road and continue to JFK Drive. Turn right (East) past the DeYoung to the Conservatory.

Park on JFK Drive or make a left on Conservatory Drive East for parking spots closer to the garden.

Restrooms are on the west side of the Conservatory. Plenty of parking spots on JFK Drive and Conservatory Drive East.

Note: Do not park in red zones around the fenced in dahlia garden - you will be ticketed.

 

September 18 & 25, BAYLANDS NATURE PRESERVE

2500 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/parks/preserves/baylands.asp

Duck Pond, tidal and fresh water habitats, wildflowers, shore birds, trees, East Bay hills and Eco Center views.

Directions:

From Hwy.101North or South - take Embarcadero Road (East) exit.

Follow Embarcadero Road (East) to “T” intersection then turn left onto Baylands

Parking lot and Porta-pottys are on left side by the Duck Pond. There is a larger parking lot near the Ranger Station, but the lot is sometimes locked. There are picnic tables near the Ranger Station, where we generally have lunch. More parking is available at the end of the road, near the Bay.

 

October 2 & 9, COOPER – GARROD ESTATE VINEYARDS

22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070

www.cgv.com

Historic winery, stables, rustic buildings and vineyard views. Wine tasting, lunch picnic area and restrooms available. NOTES: Be respectful of horses and their owners when you set up. Grape harvesting will be taking place and due to the large farming equipment we won’t be able to set up in the vineyards.

Directions:

From Hwy. 280: take Foothill Expressway exit; south towards the hills for 5 miles on Foothill Blvd (name changes to Stevens Canyon Rd .). Take the left fork at the stop sign on Stevens Canyon onto Mt. Eden Road. Drive 1.6 miles. Turn left on Garrod Rd. Drive for about 15 minutes. Turn right into Vineyard.

From Hwy 280 via Hwy. 85: take Hwy. 85 toward Gilroy. Take De Anza Blvd exit; south towards Saratoga on Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd. for 1 mile. Turn right on Pierce Rd. Drive  for 1.8 miles. Turn right on Mt Eden Rd. Drive for 1 mile. Make a sharp right on Garrod Rd, Sharp left to stay on Garrod for about 10 minutes. Turn right into Vineyard.

 Parking lot, and restroom inside large adjacent brown building.

 

October 16 & 23, PUMPKIN PATCH

Half Moon Bay - Highway #92

Pumpkin patch, fruit stand and corn field operated by HV Produce, Half Moon Bay

Directions:

From Hwy. 280, South from SF or North from Los Altos: take Hwy. 92 (West) exit, toward Half Moon Bay. The fruit stand is on the left, about 6 miles from the junction of Hwy. 92 and Crystal Springs Reservoir.

From Hwy.1, take Hwy.92 (East), the fruit stand is on the right about 2 miles from the junction of Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 92.

Park behind the fruit stand on the left. Very nice owners and be sure to buy some pumpkins!

 

October 30, SHELLDANCE ORCHID GARDENS

2000 Coast Highway, Pacifica

www.shelldance.com

Orchids, bromeliads and lots of unusual plants in interesting greenhouses. Located on a hill there are also good views of Rockaway Beach, quarry and valley.

Directions:

From the Peninsula, (Hwy. 280 North): take Hwy. 92 (West) exit to Hwy. 1 (North). Continue North through the Tunnel to Pacifica. Shelldance is just past the 4th traffic light at Reina del Mar. Continue on Hwy.1, past the gas station and 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.

Alternative from Peninsula, take Hwy. 280 (North) to Hwy. 35: Continue on Skyline. Turn left at Sharp Park. Turn right on Francisco for short block. Merge onto Hwy. 1. Make a U turn at Reina del Mar, drive 0.3 miles up the hill then make a right turn at the Orchard Gardens sign.

From San Francisco, (Hwy.1 South): to Reina Del Mar, Pacifica, make a U-turn and continue 0.3 miles then make a right turn at the Orchid Gardens sign.

Parking available, and restroom inside. Lunch inside or outside depending upon weather. 

 

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2018 (Sue M.)

 

November 6, SHELLDANCE ORCHID GARDENS

2000 Coast Highway, Pacifica

www.shelldance.com

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, (Hwy. 280 North): take Hwy. 92 (West) exit to Hwy. 1 (North). Continue North through the Tunnel to Pacifica. Shelldance is just past the 4th traffic light at Reina del Mar. Continue on Hwy.1, past the gas station and 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.

Alternative from Peninsula, take Hwy. 280 (North) to Hwy. 35: Continue on Skyline. Turn left at Sharp Park. Turn right on Francisco for short block. Merge onto Hwy. 1. Make a U turn at Reina del Mar, drive 0.3 miles up the hill then make a right turn at the Orchard Gardens sign.

From San Francisco, (Hwy.1 South): to Reina Del Mar, Pacifica, make a U-turn and continue 0.3 miles then make a right turn at the Orchid Gardens sign.

Parking available, and restroom inside. Lunch inside or outside depending upon weather. 

 

November 13 & 20, 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. 

Directions:

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 27 & Dec. 4 – HALF MOON BAY NURSERY

11691 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy. 92). There are indoor and outdoor painting opportunities.

http://www.halfmoonbaynurseries.com/ (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.

Parking available, and restroom inside grey building. Lunch inside or outside depending upon weather. 


December 11 & 18 -- 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.

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.

Restroom and parking available.

 

December 25. No painting site scheduled. Enjoy the Holidays! See you next year.