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 <email@example.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
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.
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
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.
April 9 & 16
Pigeon Point Lighthouse, 210 Pigeon Pt. Road, Pescadero 94060
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
James Johnston House (Salt Box House), Half Moon Bay – One time site.
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.