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THURSDAY and WEEKEND Paint Site Update

MAY 27, 2020

It’s been 10 weeks since we postponed Paintsites and have had to ‘Shelter in Place’. I hope you are all keeping well and busy. Unfortunately, we are still in a ‘wait and see’ mode for planning future Thursday and Weekend Paintsites and are continuing to support guidelines for curbing the spread of COVID 19. As California eases its 'Shelter in Place' mandates some of us are planning to plein air paint on our own. If you do choose to venture further afield, it might be a good idea to check online to see which parks and open space areas are open, the parking restrictions and if restrooms are open. Be careful, observe social distancing and wear a mask when others are in the area.
In the meantime, we will continue to publish the weekly blog and invite Thursday and Weekend Paintsites’ artists to paint or sketch on their own time during the week, pick one painting from that week and submit it by Saturday of that week. Here are some guidelines:

Please check the website and newsletter for further updates and also all the great links and opportunities available during this time. Any questions or concerns please contact us at

Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills is currently closed and we have had to cancel our planned paintsite there; nevertheless, they have invited us to participate in their Art Contest jointly sponsored by the Los Altos Town Crier.  We have painted at Hidden Villa many times in the past, and it is very likely that you already have a painting that would be suitable for this contest.  Here are details:

  Weekend Paintsites

Weekenders, join in the fun and submit a photo of your painting each week for the blog. See the guidelines above and submit a photo your plein air (preferred) painting to 



 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 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 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.