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!

Dear POPs Artists, 

POPS SCHEDULE – JAN. – JUNE 2020 Reopened with caution due to COVID19 - send in Art-at-Home painting photo once a week here.

The POPs Schedule for July and August 2020 is posted below. The schedule for September - December will be posted in August.

We have provided you with a link to the website for each venue so that you can check on the opening status and any restrictions and make your own decision regarding whether you feel comfortable painting there. Be sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Travel from your home to the painting site should not involve significant distances.


July 21 & 28 --Lake Merced is at 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. The golf course clubhouse is closed to non-golfers during the current pandemic restrictions.

Directions : From the Peninsula, go 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 onto Skyline. Continue onto Harding Rd and the Pak.

Aug 4 & 11 -- Redwood City Marina, 451 Seaport Court, Redwood City, CA 94063, https://www.redwoodcityport.com/marina#!

Painting interests: Marina, boat rental structure, restaurant, greens and waterway.  Restrooms located at boat rental.

Directions: South from San Francisco or North from San Jose. Take Hwy 101 to Seaport Blvd (also exit for Woodside Rd.). Take Seaport Blvd East. to Seaport Court. Turn Left. Drive to the rear parking lot, Boat rentals structure on the left.  

Aug 18 & 25 -- San Pedro Park, 600 Oddstad Blvd., Pacifica, https://parks.smcgov.org/san-pedro-valley-park

Painting interest: Park, hills and trails. Parking fee, $6 per car; Seniors over 62 exempt, M – F.

Directions: South from San Francisco. Take Hwy 280 to Hwy 1. Take Hwy 1 south to the City of Pacifica. Turn Left (east) at 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 600 Oddstad and the park entrance.

Directions: North from San Jose. Take Hwy 280 to Hwy. 92. Take Hwy 92 west to Half Moon Bay. Turn Right (north) on Hwy 1. Take Hwy 1 to the City of Pacifica. Turn Right (east) at 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 600 Oddstad and the park entrance.

Sept 1 & 8 -- San Francisco Conservatory, https://conservatoryofflowers.org/& Dahlia Garden (Golden Gate Park)

Painting Interests: Dalia Garden, Structures, gardens. Picnic area under trees.  Restrooms on the west side of the Conservatory.

Directions: North from San Jose. Take Hwy 280 north to 19th Ave. Exit. Take 19th Ave. to Golden Gate Park. Turn at First Right onto Martin Luther King Drive. Turn Left on Nancy Pelosi Dr. Turn Right on John F. Kennedy Dr. Make an Immediate Left on Pompei Circle for parking.

Sept 15 & 22      -- Bean Hollow State Beach,  https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=527

Directions: From Peninsula, Hwy 92 West: Head South on Highway 1, 17.5 miles past Half Moon Bay; 3 miles past Pescadero.