Tuesday, September 22, 2015

October 12, 2015 (Monday) Twaddle Ranch Paint-Out

Date:          October 12, 2015 (Monday)
Time:          9:00 or 9:30 (depending on morning temps)
Place:          Twaddle Ranch, Washoe Valley
Amenities:   bathroom at little park next door, free parking

From Incline:  
Take Mt Rose Hwy
Take 580 towards Carson City

Take Exit 50 for Bowers Mansion Road/Nev 429/Old US 395
Turn Right on Bowers Mansion Road/Alternate Old 395.  Go .4 of a mile
Turn Left on William Brendt.  Go .2mile
Left on to Susan Lee Circle Road.  The old ranch is next to Wilson Commons Park on your right.

Link to Map:


October 5, 2015 (Monday) Rock Park Paint-Out

Rock Park Paint-Out
Sorry No pictures
No host

Date:          October 5, 2015 (Monday)
Time:          9:00 or 9:30 (depending on morning temp)
Place:          Rock Park, Sparks
Address:     1515 S. Rock Blvd, Sparks
Amenities:   picnic, walking, rafting, bathrooms, Truckee River, free parking

Link:  :  http://www.cityofsparks.us/residents/parks-and-facilities/rock-park

September 28, 2015 (Monday) Hidden Valley Regional Park Paint-Out

Date:          September 28, 2015 (Monday)
Time:          9:00 am
Place:          Hidden Valley Regional Park, Reno
Address:     4740 Parkway Drive (off of Pembrook)
Parking:      Go to the upper parking lot closest to the trailheads
Amenities:  Picnic, hike, equestrian, bathrooms, dog park, views of city, free parking

Sorry, no photos.  This is a desert landscape with sage and rabbit brush.  Can be very pretty morning light with shadows.  Mountain views.  View of Truckee Meadows and city.

From McCarran Blvd., turn east onto Pembroke Drive, drive past the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course and into the housing development. Several blocks into the houses, take a right on Parkway Drive and follow it to the park. There are several places to park depending on what you would like to see and do.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Video of Summer 2015 paint-outs

Greetings painters and visitors!

I created my first YouTube video of paint-outs we went on this summer of 2015!   (I am a total amateur, so don't get too critical!!!)

We have been to so many wonderful painting locations and this shows only a few....


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September 21, 2015 (Monday) Silver Lake (Kirkwood area) Paint-Out

photo is from the internet

Date:          September 21, 2015 (Monday)
Time:          9:30 am (I hope I get there then!)
Place:          Silver Lake, near Kirkwood
Meet:          Kit Carson Lodge (my first time there - seems like a logical place to meet)
Amenities:   said lodge - open until Oct. 1.  Meals, Kayak rentals, fishing, etc.
Painting spot:  My first time there - I want to paint the view above!  Wherever that is.
Info:          7,300 feet, 45 min. from South Lake Tahoe along hwy 88 just past Kirkwood Ski area
? Cell phone reception?  I don't know....

What to bring:

  • drinking water since high elevation
  • food or purchase
  • camera
  • art gear, tote
  • layers clothing (we are getting into fall)
  • good walking shoes or boots

Directions:  please refer to Google maps for directions from your location, mileage and time to allow.  

From Reno at 80/580:  Allow 1hr 47 min. - 87 miles total - Take 580/395 south to Minden, turn right on Hwy 88.  Stay on Hwy 88 for about 38 miles.  Turn on Kit Carson Road - lodge is .4 miles.
For Tahoe - take 89 from Myers up to hwy 88, go east on 88.

Address:  32161 Kit Carson Road, Kit Carson, CA  95644