Tuesday, April 29, 2014

May 5, 2014 View of Jobs Peak, Garnerville/Minden Paint-Out

taken on 4-27-14 around noon
Updated location parking:   Please note the changes in red.  The rancher needs the parking area to get to his cattle and it was suggested that the little side street would be safer for us anyway.
Date:          May 5, 2014
Time:          9:30 am
Place:          Mottsville Meadow Way, off of Mottsville Road, Garnerville/Minden area
Parking:        Mottsville Meadow Way
Amenities:     None there, but Minden is close by

Directions:     From Reno, take 580 south to Carson City, Exit Fairview Drive, turn right, go to the intersection of old 395 and turn left.  Stay on 395 into Carson Valley.  Before you get into Minden, turn right on Hwy 88.  Go 1.8 miles and turn right on Mottsville Road.  Follow Mottsville Road almost 2 miles, turn Left on Mottsville Meadow Way.  This is a better place than what I originally posted.  It is off the main road (Mottsville Road - which is busy since it is access to Kingsbury Road).  There are only 3 houses on this side road and there is a cul-de-sac to park at the end, and it is safe to park off this road as well.

We will be painting right by our cars.  We will be about 6 miles from Genoa, if you want to wander over there to check it out.

This is Mottsville Road - NOT RECOMMENDED

This is the area the rancher needs on Mottsville Road - don't park here please

What to bring:
  • painting gear
  • camera
  • drink and snack or lunch
  • bug spray?
  • hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • cell phone
  • prepare for wind
  • prepare for 20% chance of rain

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 Calendar of Paint-Outs

Hi painters,  
We decided to try a new thing - set up the spring and summer schedule ahead of time.  You can access this list on the blog at any time - look on the right panel...at the top...it says "Special Pages".  Under that heading you will find a link to this page.  
You may notice that many of the paint-outs are up in the mountains or at the Lake.  This is because Reno and Carson can be very hot in the summer.  But when we do meet in the Reno and high desert areas, it will be earlier in the morning to beat the heat.
We have plans for fall paint-outs that include areas where the foliage is golden.  Stay tuned.  We will be planning that later.

2014 Calendar of Paint-Outs

Below is a schedule for the next few months.  The week before each event we will have a blog post announcement confirming the event which will have all the details such as meeting place and directions.  Please note that as we head into the heat of summer, especially in Reno, the start times will be earlier.  As always, you can show up when you are able to. 

2014 Calendar of Paint-Outs

Mon. April 28 - 10:00 - Oxbow Nature Area - Reno

Mon. May 5 - 9:30 - View of Jobs Peak - Carson Valley

Mon. May 12 - 9:30 - Serene Lake - near Soda Springs

Mon. May 19 - 9:30 - Virginia City

Mon. May 26 - 9:30 - Watson Lake - near Brockway Summit

Mon. June 2 - 9:00 - Angora Lake - near So Lake Tahoe

Mon. June 9 - 9:00 - Eagle Lake - near Emerald Bay

Mon. June 16 - NO PAINT-OUT

Mon. June 23 - 9:00 - Lake Forest Beach - Tahoe City

Mon. June 30 - 9:00 - Fallen Leaf Lake

Mon. July 7 - 9:00 - Hwy 89 River Crossing near Truckee

Mon. July 14 - 9:00 - Donner Summit Eastbound Side Rest Area - PCT

Mon. July 28 - 8:30 - Rancho San Rafael, Reno

Mon. Aug. 4 - 9:00 - Squaw Valley Cable Car to High Camp

Mon. Aug. 11 - 9:00 - Mt. Rose Meadow

Mon. Aug. 18 - 9:00 Carnelian Bay

Mon. Aug. 25 - 9:00 Emerald Bay

April 28, 2014 Oxbow Nature Area Paint-Out - Reno


Date:          April 28, 2014 (Monday)
Time:          10:00 am
Place:          Oxbow Nature Study Area, Reno
Parking:       Yes
Meeting Place:    Parking Lot
Amenities:           Restrooms, Cafe nearby

Directions:  Take the Keystone Exit off of I-80 and turn south onto Keystone Ave.  Continue to W. Second Street and turn Right (West).  After several blocks Second Street bears left and becomes Dickerson Road.  There is no sign indicating but just go that way.  You travel through a semi industrial area and the road dead-ends into Oxbow Nature Study Area.

Imagine this scene green!  This was last February
What to bring (same as always):
  • camera
  • cell phone
  • drinking water and snack or lunch
  • painting gear
  • carts will work on boardwalks and paths
  • hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • art umbrella?
  • check weather for appropriate layers of clothing

Imagine this area green now!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Another Call to Artists - Markleeville Plein Air Event

Hi Fellow Painters,

We have another plein air event in the area you might be interested in signing up for.  Some of us did it last year.  It is a fun event and the countryside is gorgeous.

Markleeville Art and Soul Gallery is proud to present
the Fourth Annual Plein Air Event
June 24 - 28, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.markleevillepleinair.com 
Or, contact Laura or Jim Burt at 530-694-2787

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April 21, 2014 (Monday) Paint-Out in Martis Valley

Date:          April 21, 2014 (Monday)
Time:          10:00 am
Place:          Wildlife Viewing and trailhead - Martis Valley, Truckee, CA
Amenities:    Pit toilet, picnic table, trails.
Parking:        Free parking area

What to bring:

  • painting gear
  • camera
  • hiking boots
  • drinking water and lunch or snack
  • hat
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • jacket
  • bug spray - just in case the bugs are out early
  • cell phone

Directions:    From Reno:  take I-80 towards Truckee.  Take the exit for 267.  Turn Left on 267 at the bottom of the ramp.  Continue through about two stoplights.  After you pass the stoplight where Truckee Airport is off to the left, continue straight ahead on 267 and start looking for a brown on your right that says "Wildlife Viewing".  Turn Right there and follow the gravel road down the slope to a parking area.

From Incline:  Follow the Lakeshore Drive towards Kings Beach.  At the light, take 267 to your right and go over the mountain and continue downhill, past NorthStar.  When you get into the valley, start looking for the Wildlife Viewing Area or Trailhead sign - indicating to turn Left into that parking area.  It is approximately in the middle of the valley before you get to the turn-off to the Truckee Airport.

What you will see to paint:  The picture above was later in the season when things were more green.  You can also take the trail down into this meadow and follow the Martis Creek for creak views.

Friday, April 11, 2014

April 14, 2014 (Monday) Paint-Out at Tahoe Keys

Kids are back in school!  Let's paint Mt. Tallac before the snow melts!
Date:          April 14, 2014  (Monday)
Time:          10:00 am
Place:          Venice Drive across the street from 1827 Venice Drive,
                        So Lake Tahoe 96150
Parking:       Plenty of street parking on Venice Drive.
                        There is a meadow there with a view
                        of Mount Tallac.  Look for artists and easels.

Directions:    From Reno, take I-580 south to Carson City, last exit is Fairview Drive - turn Right on Fairview Drive, at old 395/South Carson Street turn Left, then at Highway 50 turn Right and go west.
Stay on 50 for 27 miles, going through the casino area and then
Right on 89/Emerald Bay Road and go 1.1 mile
Right on 15th Street and go a half mile
Left on Venice Drive and go about .2 mile.  The meadow is on the left side.  See map link below

Amenities:    No bathrooms there but it is close to the business districts of South Lake Tahoe

Map:         Here is a google map of the area.  Do one click on one of the house icons about midway up the map.  A small box on the upper left will appear with the address and mini picture of the house and the address.  Try to click on the one that says 1827 Venice Drive.  Then from this box, click on the street view, then click on the rotation compass on the right a few times - you can do a 360 degree rotation and see the houses on one side and the grass common area with view on the other side. That is where we will park and paint.  https://www.google.com/maps/@38.929443,-120.022357,18z

What to bring:
  • camera
  • painting gear
  • drinking water
  • sunscreen and hat and artist umbrella
  • carts work fine - we paint close to our cars on a grassy strip
  • lunch
  • cell phone
  • check forecast for temps if you need a jacket

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Plein Air Painting Event - Call to All Artists

Hi friends and painters,

I am unable to plan a paint-out because of tax season - even though next week looks like we will be having FANTASTIC weather!  I hope you go out with your new-found friends or by yourself!

Here is an event you all might be interested in signing up for it:


North Tahoe Plein Air
September 2-7, 2014

Event Highlights

September 2-5th

Artists Painting on Location
Throughout North Lake Tahoe

September 5th

Meet the Artist Reception
Preview, Judging & Silent Auction

September 6-7th

At the Village at Northstar
During Autumn, Food & Wine Festival
Public Exhibit, Sale & Painting Demos

Application Deadline May 30th

Application information:  www.northtahoearts.com
530-581-2787 or kellie@northtahoearts.com