Painting in Point Richmond

Karen working with acrylics

Iris set up her umbrella

Margo painting
Carol Sutton took these photos of some of us painting on Crest Ave in Point Richmond last Monday. It was a warm and clear -- a perfect day.  A flock of very large wild turkeys entertained us. It was hard to believe it was November.  

Monday Locations

The Monday Coordinating Committe have chosen the locations for November and December.  Next week we will go back to Crest Ave.  The following Monday we will go  to a new location at Viano Winery in Martinez. Thanks go to Iris for calling and making a reservation for us.   The locations will also be posted on the page on the blog called Monday locations.  But remember they can sometimes be changed due to weather or if we decide to go back to a certain location again.  As long as you are subscribed to the listserve you will get a notice each weekend confirming the location and giving directions.   We will take a two week break at the end of December because our painting day falls on Christmas and New Years eve but will resume in January.  So if you have any suggestions for locations for the new year please let us know.         Karen

12      Crest Ave.  Point Richmond      Betsy
19      Viano Vineyard  Martinez         Karen
26      Tormey                                      Karen
3            Tormey                                  Betsy
10          Piedmont Park                       Linda
17          Albany Bulb                           Carol


Port of Oakland

Dear painters, 
We'll meet this Saturday November 10 at 9:00 AM at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland. This park has great views of Treasure Island and of ships coming, going and getting loaded. There is a two-story observation deck that offers shade, protection from the wind, bathrooms and water. Also ample parking. Here is a link to something I painted while on that observation deck a couple of years ago. 

Directions: From 80, go south until you hit the 580/880 fork. Stay to your right to get to 880. Take the very first exit off 880, which is the West Grand Ave/7th exit. Pass Maritime St, then the road curves to the left, to Middle Harbor Rd Park. Stay on the road (don't turn right onto 7th), make a right at the park's south entrance, and you will see the USS Oakland's Mast in the center of the circle. Stop for a second so you can locate the entrance to the smaller parking lot to the left of the mast, which is where we'll meet. 

Click here for information and scroll all the way down for a map of the park. Dress warmly, bring your cell phone, and come prepared for the wind.  Rebeca