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 2018



 

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.