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Thursday paintsites

Weekend (Saturday) paintsites

General Information

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Thursday Paintsites


Thursday, November 14, North: Charleston Slough, Palo Alto; South: Reservation-0nly, Pebble Beach, Monterey Peninsula

North Paintsite: Charleston Slough, 2690 Terminal Blvd, Palo Alto, CA map

http://www.mountainview.gov/depts/cs/shoreline/explore/ecosystems.asp

Charleston Slough is located on the Bay between Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve trailhead, Adobe Creek, and Shoreline Lake.  We will have views of the East Bay Hills, large ponds, Shoreline Lake, reeds along Adobe Creek and Casey Forebay, and hopefully lots of shorebirds and wintering ducks.  Edward will lead this paintsite.

Directions:  From 101 in Mountain View, exit on San Antonio Rd.  Turn towards the Bay on San Antonio Rd and drive about 0.3 miles.  Where San Antonio Rd turns right and becomes Terminal Blvd, turn right, then pull into a parking spot on the left.  At 10 AM Edward will meet at the trailhead near where San Antonio Rd turns right (near the restrooms).

Directions from paintsite to 101 South:  Head west away from the Bay on San Antonio Rd and drive 0.8 miles.  Turn left onto E Charleston Rd and drive 0.4 miles.  Instead of taking the entrance onto 101 from Charleston with its miniscule merge lane, turn right onto Rengstorff Ave and continue 675 feet until the first traffic light.  Continue across the intersection to the safer merge lane onto 101 South.

South Paintsite: By Reservation-only, Private Property near 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, Monterey Peninsula. 

Send email to paintsites@scvws.org for more information and to reserve a spot.  When available spots are filled, a waitlist will be kept.


Thursday, November 21:  View of Hayes Mansion from Edenvale Gardens Regional Park, 200 Edenvale Ave, San Jose map

https://www.nps.gov/places/hayes-mansion.htm

The Hayes Mansion is a lovely Mediterranean Villa which is now run as a convention center by the city of San Jose. The 62 room, 4100 square foot mansion was built in 1905 by E.A. and J.O. Hayes, publishers of the San Jose Mercury and San Jose Herald newspapers, and their families.  We will paint from the Edenvale Gardens Regional Park which has excellent views of the mansion.  The park used to be part of the grounds of the mansion and in the 1960s and 1970s was the site of Frontier Village.

Directions:  From Highway 85 take the Blossom Hill Rd exit and go east on Blossom Hill Rd (turn left onto Blossom Hill if coming from the north, turn right if coming from south), turn left on Snell Ave and go 0.5 miles, turn right onto Chynoweth Ave and go 0.6 miles, turn left onto Edenvale Ave and go 0.3 miles, turn left onto Eagle Rock Rd, and turn right almost immediately into the Edenvale Gardens Park parking lot.


Thursday, December 5:  Wildwood Park, 4th Street, Saratoga 95070 map

https://www.saratoga.ca.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/Wildwood-Park-13

Wildwood Park in Saratoga is a beautiful wooded 4 acre park with rocks, wonderful old sycamores, children’s playground areas, and hopefully water flowing the creek.

After lunch and sharing we have the option to view the SCVWS Fall Show with theme “Water” at the Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, map, located on Saratoga Ave between Wildwood Park and Highway 85.

Directions: Take either Highway 9 from Los Gatos, or DeAnza Blvd from the north, or Saratoga Avenue south from Highway 85, turn on to Big Basin Way and go 0.2 miles, right on Fourth Street and go less than 0.1 mile, and turn right into the park.  If the two small parking lots inside the park are full, there is parking across the street.

Wildwood Park by Lisa Blaylock 

“Wildwood Park” by Lisa Blaylock


Thursday, December 12: Historic Murphy Ave, 196 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale map

http://murphysv.com/

http://www.sunnyvale.com/story/Murphy-Avenue-in-Sunnyvale-From-Historic-to-Hip/170910

This is one of the last remaining blocks of “old Sunnyvale.”  It now has trees and many of the old shops have been turned into restaurants - one can take a world food tour on this street.  Lots of color and the buildings have “great shapes.”   Meet the organizers by the intersection of Murphy and Washington.

Directions: From Highway 101 or El Camino take Mathilda Ave. to Washington and turn east.  Turn right into a large parking lot on the right just across from the “Historic Murphy Avenue” sign on the left.  Or drive another half block and turn left on Sunnyvale Ave. and find parking behind the stores.  While one can bring lunch, you may be tempted by one of the many eating places in front of you.


Thursday, December 19:  Central Wholesale Nursery, 1670 McKinley Ave, San Jose map

http://www.centralwholesalenursery.com/

We have permission to paint at this beautiful outdoor nursery with Christmas plants:  poinsettias, cyclamen, potted evergreen trees, pottery, fountains, ornaments, etc. 

They ask that we park by the back entrance on the T-section of McKinley Ave and La Barbera Dr and De Rose Way where there is plenty of street parking. 

Directions:  Approaching on 280 going east, exit toward Bascom Ave/Leigh Ave, merge onto Moorpark Ave, and go 0.3 miles, turn right onto Leigh Ave and go 0.7 miles, turn left onto Southwest Expy, go past the nursery on the right, take the first right turn at La Barbera Dr and park near the back entrance.

Approaching on 280 going west (toward San Francisco), take the Race St/Southwest Expy exit, keep left, follow signs for Southwest Expy and go 0.4 miles, continue onto Southwest Expy and go 0.2 miles, turn right onto Fruitdale Ave and go 0.3 miles, turn left onto Leigh Ave and go 0.3 miles, turn left onto Southwest Expy, go past the nursery on the right, take the first right turn at La Barbera Dr and park near the back entrance.


  Weekend Paintsites  


   Saturday, November 16, Folger Estate Wunderlich Park 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062-2545

10:00 am 1:00 pm including a guided dosent tour of the stable. Alternate, in case of rain we can sketch in the carriage house.


Wunderlich Park is a hillside area of redwood forest, open meadows, and beautiful oaks and madrones. that will hopefully have Fall Color. This area was donated to the County by Martin Wunderlich. It contains what was once the Folger family ranch, and the estate stable and surrounding buildings have been restored to provide a historic treasure to the community. Originally belonging to the Folger family (of Folgers Coffee fame) this estate was used as a warm country getaway from San Francisco's cold summers. The Folger Estate site remains an enchanting example of the bygone "great estates" era.Fully renovated in 2010, the 1903 Folger  property was designed by Arthur Brown, Jr., in partnership with Henry Schulze. Later in his career, Brown gained fame for his work on Coit Tower, the War Memorial Opera House, and City Hall in San Francisco.

Directions: From Highway 280 exit  Woodside Road (Highway 84)  and turn westbound (towards Woodside). Proceed approximately 4 miles through the Town of Woodside just past Bear Gulch road. (If you reach Portola Road you have gone too far.) The main park entrance will be on the west (right) side of the roadway. Watch closely, the sign is hard to see. Link


 Saturday, December 7:  Central Wholesale Nursery, 1670 McKinley Ave, San Jose 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

http://www.centralwholesalenursery.com/ map

We have permission to paint at this beautiful outdoor nursery with Christmas plants:  poinsettias, cyclamen, potted evergreen trees, pottery, fountains, ornaments, etc. They ask that we park by the back entrance on the T-section of McKinley Ave and La Barbera Dr and De Rose Way where there is plenty of street parking.

Directions:  Approaching on 280 going east, exit toward Bascom Ave/Leigh Ave, merge onto Moorpark Ave, and go 0.3 miles, turn right onto Leigh Ave and go 0.7 miles, turn left onto Southwest Expy, go past the nursery on the right, take the first right turn at La Barbera Dr and park near the back entrance.

Approaching on 280 going west (toward San Francisco), take the Race St/Southwest Expy exit, keep left, follow signs for Southwest Expy and go 0.4 miles, continue onto Southwest Expy and go 0.2 miles, turn right onto Fruitdale Ave and go 0.3 miles, turn left onto Leigh Ave and go 0.3 miles, turn left onto Southwest Expy, go past the nursery on the right, take the first right turn at La Barbera Dr and park near the back entrance. 

 


 General Information

The usual start time for the paint sites is flexible.  The organizers will be there from around 10:00 a.m. and will always carry cell phones (numbers in Member Directory for Marilyn Perry, Jane Saltman) if you have trouble locating the group at the site.  Alison Turner leads our weekend paintsites. Often people stay until early afternoon, having taken a packed lunch to eat at the site.  After lunch we share our paintings and pictures are taken (if desired) for posting on the paintsite blog.

In case of rain or other unforeseen events:  Cancellation will be announced on http://www.scvws.org/ and on the home page by 8 AM on the day of the event.  Cancellation will also be announced by email to members, but the timing of SCVWS paintsite email cannot be guaranteed.