May 21 – Debby’s house and garden- a new garden “room” has been planted.
240 O’Connor Way, from SLO go west out Foothill Blvd to where O’Connor Way veers off to the right- Yield onto O’ Connor Way
the house is yellow with a half circle drive – park in front or in the back-
May 28– Octagon Barn in SLO
From SLO go south on South Higuera St – drive past the stop light at LOVR. Just down the hill a bit you’ll see the barn, turn left into the parking area in front of the Octagon barn which is big old historical barn.
June 4- Peaceful point – Arroyo Grande
From SLO go south on hwy 101 south to Fair Oaks exit, turn right at the stop sign and then left on to Valley Rd. just past the school, continue on Valley Rd. past the Victorian house to Los Berros Rd. turn left and follow it till you turn right on El Campo Rd. go to the first street to the right and turn right on Sevada Lane to the top of the hill. Peaceful Point Lane turns to the LEFT and ends in the circle drive. The first home on the right is 2850 Chris Garey’s home Park anywhere on the right-hand side of the driveway. Views of the ocean and dunes and pastures.
June 11- The Cloisters, Morro Bay
From SLO go north on Hwy 1 to Morro Bay, turn left at the light onto San Jacinto Road. At the end of the road and turn left and right into parking lot. Wonderful views of Morro Rock and the dunes.
June 18- Sweet Springs, Los Osos
From SLO go out Los Osos Valley Road to Los Osos. Turn right on Pine St. Go down to the end of the street and turn right again on road edges the bay to Sweet Springs. Park on left hand side of street. Lots of views to paint of Morro Bay, Morro Rock and trees and the park.
June 25- Sandspit Montana de Oro- Los Osos
From SLO go out LOVR and drive out towards the State park area, after cresting the hill and drive out of the first forest of eucalyptus trees you’ll see Sandspit drive on the Right hand side. Turn right and drive down towards the ocean until you come to a parking area with views of ocean and hills.
Paso Robles, Friday Plein Air Each Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Paso Robles now has it's own plein air group that meets every Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., including an informal critique. If you are interested contact Ron Robinson at email@example.com . The group decides about a week ahead of time where they will go for the next week. An email announcement then goes out to the list of interested artists and includes directions on how to get to the selected painting site.
There are a number of days of the week painters gather to paint indoor and plein air in Central California and this is a partial list. All painting groups are open to the public.
The Watercolor Connection - Open Painting Group - San Luis Obispo
This group meets Tuesday afternoons 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 2075 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Our group includes all skill levels from absolute beginners to advanced artists. About 6-12 of us paint together indoors in a fun and encouraging environment. We begin each session with critiques of paintings (completed or in progress) and announcements, then paint, sometimes with a mini lesson or subject focus, or often doing our own thing with extra help for beginners or anyone else requesting it. Our group welcomes visitors and new members.
Directions: Driving up Johnson (away from downtown), pass French Hospital on the right. Continue on Johnson across the next intersection (Ella St), and turn right into the first driveway of the church parking lot. Enter through the glass door at parking lot level. We meet in a room down the hallway.
Email Betty for details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Irregulars. Plein Air - Cambria 9:00 am; Each Wednesday.
Meet at 6576 Moonstone Beach Drive, (Art Van Rhyn Art Gallery), before 9:00 am (Try to be there between 8:45 to 8:50 am) and then the group will decide the location for the plein air painting session. The Location is taped on the front door after the group departs. Generally in the Cambria and down to Morro Bay area. Bring your lunch and there will be a group critique through lunch.
Thursday Painters 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Plein Air Each Thursday
Locations listed below as they change each week.
Everyone welcome. Come at 9 am and until noon; bring your sack lunch and a portable chair to sit on. After lunch there is a group critique of all paintings (completed or in progress). All levels of experience are welcome.
Contact is Debby Veldkamp (805) 801-3617