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


POPS Painting Sites, July, August 2017, Karen O.


NOTE: On July 25 and Aug. 1, 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 15. 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 4. No painting site. Enjoy Independence Day!


July 11 & July 18, WOODSIDE STORE, PARK, 3300 Tripp Road, Woodside  http://parks.smcgov.org/woodside-store

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


Directions:


From HWY 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. Picnic table and restroom on site.


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 not always a place of great wealth but 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.  


July 25 & August 1, PORTOLA VINEYARDS, 850 Los Trancos, Portola Valley (off Alpine Rd.) http://www.portolavineyards.com/


Directions:

From Hwy 280, North or South: 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. Restrooms are located in the Cabana area near the pool.    

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.

August 8 & August 15, PALO ALTO COMMUNITY GARDEN.  Behind the Library and Art Center on Newell. 1312 Newell St., Palo Alto

Individual garden plots in same complex as Palo Alto Cultural Center and main Palo Alto Main Library. Gardners 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.

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.  

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.

August 22 & August 29. SAN GREGORIO BEACH or SAN GREGORIO GENERAL STORE. (meet for lunch at the picnic area of the beach park), .

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


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/


POPS Painting Sites, Sept., Oct. 2017, Lilly B.


September 5 & 12, DAHLIA DELL -  Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

www.golden-gate-park.com


Dahlias are the official flower of San Francisco and dozens of types are in full bloom for our visit. Located in the northeastern corner of Golden Gate Park (near the Conservatory of Flowers - a Victorian era glass greenhouse).  The Dahlia Dell is tucked in between two walking paths that lead east from the Conservatory and there is a restroom located on the west side of the Conservatory. Parking spots on Conservatory Drive East and on JFK Drive. Notes: Do not park in red zones around the fenced in dahlia garden - you will be ticketed. There is free admission at the Greenhouse on the first Tuesday of the month.


Directions: From 19th Avenue (Hwy.  1 North), head east on Martin Luther King Jr Drive, turn left on Stow Lake Road and continue to JFK Blvd. Turn right (East) past the DeYoung to the Conservatory. Park on JFK or make a left on Conservatory Drive East for additional parking.


September 19 & 26 – FOGARTY WINERY - 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside

http://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.


October 3 & 10, PUMPKIN PATCH - Half Moon Bay

Fruit stand and pumpkin patch operated by HV Produce, Half Moon Bay.


Directions:


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


From Highway 1, take 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 side of the building.


October 17 & 24, BAYLANDS NATURE PRESERVE - 2500 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/parks/preserves/baylands.asp


Duck Pond, ECO Center building, Bay, inlet areas, marshes, birds, grasses, trees, Bay vistas.

Directions:

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.  You can also continue to the end of the road as it stops by the Bay. Porta Potty’s by Duck Pond.


October 31, 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 on Hwy 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.


POPS Painting Sites, Nov., Dec. 2017, Sue M.

November  7, 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 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. 

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 28 & Dec. 5 – HALF MOON BAY NURSERY, 11691 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy. 92). There ae 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.

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.