Tuesday, March 26, 2013

April 1, 2013 (Monday) South Meadows Parkway, Reno

This is the first time in a while that a paint-out is being scheduled!  Yesterday Monika, myself, and a new art friend Lisa painted at this location and we enjoyed it so much that we are coming back next Monday.  Right now the forecast for April 1 is high of 65, 10% chance rain, winds 12 mph (usually in the afternoon), and cloudy.  But we all know spring weather is variable.  At least no big storm is due then!

Date:        April 1, 2013
Time:        10:00 am or soon thereafter
Place:        The very end of South Meadows Parkway (the east end) in Reno
Parking:     Plenty of street parking at the dead end
Amenities:  None.  But there is a paved walking path that follows Steamboat Creek where people ride bikes and walk dogs

What to bring:

  • camera
  • painting gear
  • drinking water
  • plein air umbrella if you have one - just in case
  • grocery bag to weight your easel or tripod with available rocks - just in case!
  • hat
  • sunscreen
Painting subject matter:  Looking west, the view of Slide Mountain and Mt. Rose are beautiful this time of year with snow still on them.  Looking east, you have Steamboat Creek and reeds and grasses.  On the other side of the creek were a herd of wild horses.  Looking north, you have Rattlesnake Mountain and a pond with reeds and grasses.

Directions:  From downtown Reno area, take 580 south, exit at South Meadows Parkway.  Go left (east) on South Meadows Parkway to the dead end.