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.

 



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 2018



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 – CHANGE  CHANGE

James Johnston House (Salt Box House), Half Moon Bay

http://johnstonhouse.org

110 Higgins Canyon Rd., Half Moon Bay

Views, house, gardens, fields, Roses possibly in Bloom.  Secondary site if wanting ocean, Poplar Beach.  Fields and beach area.

Lunch at picnic tables at the Johnston House.

Directions: From North or South: Take Hwy. 92 west to Half Moon Bay, Hwy 1. Turn Left at Hwy.1 to Poplar St. (signal). Turn Left on Poplar to Main St. Turn Right on Main St. go to the end, and turn Left on Higgins-Purisima Rd. Entrance is on Right side of road, with parking and restrooms here only. You can drive up dirt road to the house and park, do not block drive.

From North, Hwy 1 alternative. Take Hwy. 1 South to Half Moon Bay. Turn Left at Poplar (signal) to Main St. Turn Right on Main St. go to the end, and turn Left on Higgins-Purisima Rd. Entrance is on Right side of road, with parking and restrooms here only. You can drive up dirt road to the house and park, do not block drive.

Poplar Beach – Take Hwy 1 South. Turn Right on Poplar St. to end parking area for Beach. Pay to park, or senior pass.

November 29 -- ANDERSON COLLECTION VISIT

Several POPS Artists have express an interest in visiting the Anderson Collection at Stanford. The Collection features modern and contemporary art, which was collected by the Anderson family (Saga Foods) and donated  to Stanford. https://anderson.stanford.edu/


We plan to meet in the lobby of the Anderson Collection on Thurs., Nov. 29 at 11 AM. Afterwards, we can  have lunch at the Cool Cafe in the Cantor Art Center, which is next door.. 


The museum is free, but you have to pay for parking. There is street parking in front of the Anderson Collection and the Cantor. There also is a parking lot behind the McMurtry Center, which is next to the Cantor. 


There is no need to register. Just show up if you are available.  



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.





POPS Painting Sites for 2019

Jan – Feb. 2019, Andrea K.

WEDNESDAY, January 2 -- NOTE: We are painting on Wednesday this week, due to the New Years Holiday.


Sea Cloud Park, Sea Cloud Dr, Foster City, CA 94404 -- One time site.

https://www.fostercity.org/parksrec/page/sea-cloud-park


Suburban park with access to lake/waterway, as well as a short walk (50 ft) out to the baylands and the waterway’s edge.  Various trees, skyscapes.  Arrive early for long, dramatic morning shadows.  Bathrooms in octagonal building in park center.  Park out at the end the parking lot.  Lunch on the picnic tables.


Directions: From North or South 101: Exit east onto Hillsdale Boulevard, towards the Bay.  Right onto Edgewater Boulevard for 1.2 miles. Left onto Pitcairn Drive for .7 miles. Right onto Sea Cloud Drive into the park.


January 8


San Francisco Botanical Garden, Visit 1 of 2, Free admission 2nd Tues.

In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse.  Lunch near the Friend Gate (see map: https://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/graphics/pdf/04SFBGSA_BW_Map.pdf)


Directions: http://sfbotanicalgarden.org/visit/directions.html


January 15 & January 22


Bedwell Bayfront Park, 1600 Marsh Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

https://www.menlopark.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Bedwell-Bayfront-Park-6


Large park area with views of bay marshes and hilly chaparral. Many places to park, paint. Meet for lunch back by the bathrooms (drive all the way into the park until you see bathrooms on your right).


Directions: From North or South via 101: Exit on Marsh Road east towards the bay and continue into the park entrance.  


January 29 & February 5


Pescadero State Beach, southern-most entrance at the intersection of Highway 1 and Pescadero Creek Road (which takes you to downtown Pescadero).

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=522

Meet for lunch at the picnic table. State park bathrooms.


Directions: From Peninsula, Hwy 92 West: Head South on Highway 1 for 14 miles and the southern entrance will be on your right.  


From San Francisco, South on Highway 1. Continue on Hwy 1 past Half Moon Bay. It is about 14 miles from HMB to the Beach. The southern entrance will be on your right.  

February 12


San Francisco Botanical Garden, Visit 2 of 2, Free admission 2nd Tues.


In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse.  Lunch near the Friend Gate (see map: https://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/graphics/pdf/04SFBGSA_BW_Map.pdf)


Directions: http://sfbotanicalgarden.org/visit/directions.html


February 19 & February 26


Twin Pines Park

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.)

March - April, 2019, Rita and Inge


March 5 & 12


Lake Merced, Skyline Blvd and Harding Road, San Francisco

http://sfrecpark.org/destination/lake-merced-park/


A large lake with a boathouse, shore areas and mature trees.  Meet across from the boathouse in the area on the left as you turn onto the golf course road.

Plenty of parking.


Directions: From the Peninsula. Take North on 280, exit at John Daly Blvd. and head West to Hwy. 35. Go North on Hwy. 35 past the traffic light and make a right turn at Harding Rd.


From San Francisco. Go South on 19th Ave.  Turn right on Sloat. Make a slight Left onto Skyline. Turn Left onto Harding Rd and the Park.


March 19 & 26


Dunes Beach, (also called Roosevelt Beach), a part of the Half Moon Bay State Beach, Young Ave and Cabrillo Hwy.

https://www.californiabeaches.com/beach/dunes-beach-half-moon-bay/


Gorgeous views and a short walk to the beach. Restrooms and picnic area.


$10 parking fee, self-pay at the kiosk near the bathroom.


Directions: From Peninsula. Take Hwy 92 West to Half Moon Bay. Turn right (North) on Hwy. 1. Drive 1-¼ mile. Turn left on Young Ave.


From San Francisco. Take Hwy. 1 south to Young Ave. Turn right. If you get to Hwy 92, you have gone too far.


April 2  -- One time site.


San Pedro Valley Park, 600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica, 94044

https://parks.smcgov.org/san-pedro-valley-park


Meadows and trees with many views if you are willing to hike a bit. Free parking for seniors but fill out the envelope at the entry kiosk. Restrooms and plenty of parking.


Directions: From the North (San Francisco) or the South (San Jose). Take Highway 280 to Highway 1. Take Highway 1 South to the City of Pacifica. Turn East onto Linda Mar Boulevard. Follow Linda Mar Boulevard unit it ends at Oddstad Boulevard. Turn Right on Oddstad Boulevard. Proceed on Oddstad Boulevard one block to the park entrance.

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April 9 & 16


Pigeon Point Lighthouse, 210 Pigeon Pt. Road, Pescadero 94060

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=533


Many views of the lighthouse or beach scenes behind it.  Check its website for ideas.


Directions: From Peninsula. Take 92 to Half Moon Bay. Turn Left on Highway 1 and drive 21.4 miles south, past Bean Hollow Beach. The lighthouse is on the Right.


From San Francisco. Proceed South on Hwy 1. Drive 21.4 miles south of HMB, past Bean Hollow Beach. The lighthouse is on the Right.


April 23 -- One time site.


Crissy Beach at The Presidio, San Francisco

https://www.presidio.gov/

Picnic Area off of Jauss St.


Directions: From the Peninsula. Take Hwy 280 to Hwy. 1, 19th Ave. Stay on 19th Ave., which changes its name to Park Presidio, through the tunnel. Take the “101 S., Marina Blvd.” exit on your Right. Turn Right on Girard Road, Right on Lincoln Blvd, Right on Halleck Street, then Right on Mason Street. Make first Left turn past Javowitz Street and park on Jauss Street or by the beach which borders on the SF Bay Trail.


April 30 -- Second visit May 7


Princeton Harbor

https://www.smharbor.com/pillar-point-harbor-650-726-4382


A lot of boats.


Directions: From Peninsula. Take Hwy 92, turn right on Hwy 1 and go past Sam’s Chowder House on the left.  Turn left at Princeton (Boat by the Road) and travel toward the ocean. Turn left at the harbor.


From San Francisco. Proceed South on Hwy 1. Turn right at Princeton and travel toward ocean. Turn left at the harbor.

May - June 2019, Chris E.


May 7


Princeton Harbor

https://www.smharbor.com/pillar-point-harbor-650-726-4382


A lot of boats.


Directions: From Peninsula. Take Hwy 92, turn Right on Hwy 1 and go past Sam’s Chowder House on the left. Turn Left at Princeton (Boat by the Road) and travel toward the ocean. Turn Left at the harbor.


From San Francisco. Proceed South on Hwy 1. Turn Right at Princeton and travel toward ocean. Turn Left at the harbor.


May 14 – 21

Legion of Honor, San Francisco.

100 34th Ave. San Francisco.

legionofhonor.famsf.org


Views of Golden Gate Bridge, City, Museum, Golf Links.

Directions: From the South. Take Hwy 280 to 19th Ave. Follow 19th Ave. just past Lincoln Blvd. Turn Left on 25th Ave. Take 25th Ave. to Clement St., Turn Left on Clement St. Right turn on 34th Ave. and park by Museum, Legion of Honor, or on El Camino Del Mar.

There are restrooms in the Museum. Some POPs artists have dual membership which will allow free guest entry.

May 28 - June 4

Emerald Lake Country Club, Redwood City

500 Lake Blvd, Emerald Hills

https://www.emeraldlakecountryclub.com


Lake, structures, totem pole, boat house, floating docks, beach. Restrooms

Directions: From Hwy 280 coming North or South. Take Hwy 280 to Edgewood Rd. Turn onto Edgewood Rd. towards bay. Watch your speeds! Come down hill to Cordilleras Rd., Turn Right.  Turn Right on Canyon Rd. Turn Right on Oak Knoll (gas station on right). Oak Knoll turns Left at Emerald Lake Dam. Cross dam and park near the Lake entrance at 500 Lake Blvd. Do not block the roads.

If you want to carpool, there is a park and ride at Edgewood and Hwy 280.

From 101 coming North or South on 101. Take Hwy 101 to Whipple Exit towards hills. Cross El Camino Real and continue to Alameda De Las Pulgas. Turn Right at Alameda to Edgewood Rd. Turn Left on Edgewood Rd. Just past the signal at Senic Dr. Turn Left on Cordilleras Rd. Turn Left on Canyon Rd. Turn Right on Oak Knoll, continue to Dam. Turn Left and cross over Dam and park near entrance at 500 Lake Blvd.


Lake will be open at 9:30 AM.

June 11 – 18

Elizabeth F. Gamble Gardens, Palo Alto

www.gamblegarden.org

1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301


Flowers, trees, Main house, arbor, garden should be popping!

Do not use the restroom sink for dumping painting water or solvents. Do not set up your easel on the brick or tile walkways. Do not enter the flower beds.

Directions: From Hwy 101. Take Embarcadero exit towards Stanford (west). to Waverly Rd., turn Left and immediately Left into parking lot on Left side near corner.  Or park on street.

From Hwy. 280. Take Sand Hill Rd. exit to El Camino Real. Turn Right on El Camino Real, to Embarcadero. Turn Left on Embarcadero. Take Embarcadero to Waverly Rd. Turn Right and immediately Left into parking lot on Left side near corner. Or park on street.

June 25

James Johnston House (Salt Box House), Half Moon Bay – One time site.

http://johnstonhouse.org

110 Higgins Canyon Rd., Half Moon Bay


Views, house, gardens, fields, Roses possibly in Bloom.  Secondary site if wanting ocean, Poplar Beach.  Fields and beach area.

Lunch at picnic tables at the Johnston House.

Directions: From North or South: Take Hwy. 92 west to Half Moon Bay, Hwy 1. Turn Left at Hwy.1 to Poplar St. (signal). Turn Left on Poplar to Main St. Turn Right on Main St. go to the end, and turn Left on Higgins-Purisima Rd. Entrance is on Right side of road, with parking and restrooms here only. You can drive up dirt road to the house and park, do not block drive.

From North, Hwy 1 alternative. Take Hwy. 1 South to Half Moon Bay. Turn Left at Poplar (signal) to Main St. Turn Right on Main St. go to the end, and turn Left on Higgins-Purisima Rd. Entrance is on Right side of road, with parking and restrooms here only. You can drive up dirt road to the house and park, do not block drive.

Poplar Beach – Take Hwy 1 South. Turn Right on Poplar St. to end parking area for Beach. Pay to park, or senior pass.