Sunday, August 3, 2014

Painting Schedule:  In response to an email, I am adding this post.  We are in summer hours for painting.  That is 9am-noon.  We can have lunch and go over our paintings if enough people are interested.  Summer hours will last until after daylight savings time is over for the year.

Friday, August 1, 2014

August-September 2014

MMP August-Sept 2014
Painters:  I have tried to put together a schedule that would take us to cooler, shadier spots for August and September.   Many spots have water that can be painted or at least cool off the area.
In October, I am planning to focus on the fall leaves and vineyards.

August 4
Truett-Hurst Winery
5610 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA

Nice gardens, vineyards, and water.
From Santa Rosa and south:
101 north to Healdsburg
Take Dry Creek Road Exit #505
Turn Left onto Dry Creek Road continue for 5.5 miles
5610 Dry Creek Road is on the left

August 11
Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach
13839 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg. There is shade
and restrooms, views of bridges and river or park and
buildings. Opportunity for figurative work.
$6 parking fee. Critique in the park.

From Santa Rosa and south:
101 north to Healdsburg 13 miles
Merge onto Healdsburg Ave via ramp on left, exit #502
13841 Healdsburg Ave is on left

Schoolhouse Beach
At Carmet on Hwy 1, 8 to 9 miles north of Hwy 12
9am-12:30pm, Group Viewing at Parking Lot at Noon.
A varied, rocky sweep of a curve with beautiful views in every direction, and an accessible bathroom. Plenty of room to spread out here, or paint from the parking lot.
Directions: From 101, take CA-Hwy 12 W through Sebastopol and Bodega. Turn right and go north on Shoreline CA 1 for 8 miles.

August 25
Lake Ralphine/Howarth Park
650 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa. Shady trees, picnic tables, lake with boats and waterfowl. Park near the boathouse.  Critique near the picnic tables by the lake,
650 Summerfield Rd Santa Rosa
Shady trees, picnic tables, water fowl, boats. A summer's day retreat!
Directions: From 101, Exit CA-12E towards Sonoma.  At light, continue onto Hoen Frontage Road and then straight onto Hoen Avenue.  Turn left onto Summerfield Road and Park will be on your right.
September 8
Madrona Manor
1001 Westside Rd Healdsburg
9-12:30 pm, Group Viewing TBD at Noon
Exit Hwy 101 at Central Healdsburg. At the second traffic light turn 90 degrees left onto Mill Street/Westside Road. Travel 0.7 miles on Westside Road to our entrance at the intersection of Westside Road and West Dry Creek Road.
Old Victorian buildings, landscaped grounds, beautiful gardens and pathways

September 15
Wohler Bridge Fishing Access
9765 Wohler Road, Forestville. Take River Road to Wohler
Road, drive over Wohler Bridge into parking lot where Westside
Road and Wohler Road intersect. View of river, bridge, redwood
grove, and plenty of surrounding vineyards. $5 parking
fee. Critique in parking lot.

September 22
Porto Bodega
1500 Bay Flat Road  Bodega Bay, CA 94923
9-12:30 PM, Group Viewing at Noon TBD
Directions from Santa Rosa: Take rte 12 through the town of Sebastopol, and continue straight to stay on Bodega Highway. At rte 1 turn right and go north on Shoreline drive Go past all the eateries of Bodega Bay, and turn left onto Eastside Rd. At the stop sign go straight.
Beautiful views across the bay, old shacks, boats, hills in the distance, bay views.

September 29
Viansa Winery
25200 Arnold Dr., Sonoma

9-12:30 PM, Group Viewing at Noon TBD
Wetlands will be in process of being restored, but good views and gardens

From Santa Rosa:
101 south to Petaluma
Take 116 exit in Petaluma toward Sonoma/Napa
Turn Left onto CA-116 E,  1.5 mi
Turn left onto Frates Road,  1.5 mi
Continue Straight onto Adobe Road,  3.2 mi
Continue onto CA-116 E  4.9 mi
Continue onto CA-121 S 1.7 mi
Turn left into destination

From Napa:
Hwy 29 South to Hwy 12
Turn right onto Hwy 12, 6mi.
Slight left onto CA-121 S, 1.7 mi.
Turn left into destination