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. Email the photos to Sue Wilson <pleinairlinks@mac.com> and we will post the photos 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!


 


POPS Painting Sites for 2019

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.




POPS Painting Sites, July Dec. 2019 JULY - AUGUST 2018 (Karen O.)

July 2, July 9, TWIN PINES PARK, Belmont

1 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont

https://www.belmont.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/208/579


Small scale, but lots of interesting little vignettes: tree specimens, creek, nature trails, mansion that is now an art center.

Directions:

From North or South via 101: Take the Ralston Ave exit, West. Follow Ralston

less than a mile to the park, on your left, shortly after you cross El Camino Real.

From North or South via 280: Take 92 East to Ralston Ave and follow it down

3.2 miles to the park, on your right.

Parking and bathrooms and eating spots nearby. 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 Meadow picnic area.



July 16, JULY 23, PORTOLA VINEYARDS

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

https://portolavineyards.com/


Please NOTE: On July 16 and July 23, 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 9. The tasting fee is $10, which is waived if you buy wine.

At least ten 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.



July 30, SAN PEDRO VALLEY PARK, 600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica, 94044 (One visit) https://parks.smcgov.org/san-pedro-valley-park


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

{}Directions:

     •     From the north (San Francisco) or the south (San Jose), use 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.


August 6, August 13, 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. Great place with lots of shade around the perimeter of the gardens.


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


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.  


     •          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.     



August 20, August 27, SAN GREGORIO BEACH or SAN GREGORIO GENERAL STORE

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. http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=529

{}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.  


Meet for lunch at the picnic area of the beach park.



SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2019 (Lilly B.)



September 3, September 10, DAHLIA DELL

Golden Gate Park, Conservatory Drive East, San Francisco

https://goldengatepark.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 17, September 24, BAYLANDS NATURE PRESERVE

2500 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

https://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 Embarcadero Road.


Parking lot and Portapottys 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 1, October 8, CRYSTAL SPRINGS RESERVOIR - Bridge at Sawyer Camp Trail

https://parks.smcgov.org/crystal-springs-regional-trail



{}{}{}Reservoir, trees, trail, bridge, etc. Restrooms at the Sawyer Camp Trail Entrance


Directions:

     •     From San Francisco: Hwy. 280 South to Bunker Hill Exit. At the Stop Sign, turn right, drive down the hill to bridge.

     •     From the South Bay: Hwy. 280 to Bunker Hill Exit. Turn left on Bunker Hill and drive back over 280, turn right at the stop sign. Continue to another stop sign. Proceed with care since there may be speeding cars coming off of Hwy 280 at the northern exit ramp. Continue through the stop sign towards the bridge.


Parking: There are several parking areas near the bridge.


     •       Small dirt pull-out on the right just before the bridge, which can accommodate    3-4 cars.

     •          Paved area on the left at the other end of the bridge (North), with space for about 7 cars. There is access to the Sawyer Camp trail past this parking area. The restrooms are at the entrance to the trail.

     •          Parking on both sides of the street after the bridge at the entrance to Sawyer Camp Trail.



October 15, October 22, PUMPKIN PATCH - HV Produce on 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 29, THOMAS FOGARTY WINERY, 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside (Second visit Nov. 5)

https://www.fogartywinery.com/


Thomas Fogarty Winery is located on the east side of Highway 35 (Skyline Blvd),

4.5 miles south of Highway 84 (Woodside Rd.) and 2.7 miles north of Page Mill Road.


Directions:

From North or South on Highway 280: Take 84 West exit and go thru the town of Woodside up the mountain to Skyline Blvd. Make a left turn onto Highway 35 and drive 4.5 miles south then turn left into the winery and park by the pond area.

Restrooms are in the main building next to the office. The winery is closed on Tuesdays but the restrooms are available for our use.



NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2019 (Sue M.)



November 5 - THOMAS FOGARTY WINERY (See Oct. 29)



November 12 & 19, SAN MATEO JAPANESE GARDEN  *Opens at 10 am

50 East 5th Ave., (Central Park), San Mateo CA

https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/3319/Central-Park-Japanese-Garden


{}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 26, December 3, 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. Views of coast. 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; restroom inside. Lunch inside or outside depending upon weather.  



December 10, December 17, ROCKAWAY BEACH, PACIFICA

Beautiful beach views and a walking trail on north side 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.


Note: There is a north beach and a south beach and painters may be at either location.


Dec. 17, meet at Nick’s for indoor lunch.



December 24, December 31. No painting scheduled. Enjoy the Holidays! See you next year!