Here are my recommendations for August paintouts. I have started listing the same location for both Friday and Saturday. I get requests for both days and this way you will have your choice. You can paint on Friday or Saturday or both. Also you will have a weather choice. Too hot on Friday...wait till Saturday. This is a trial. Let me know what works for you.
I will also publish a google calender on this blog so you can click on the day and see the paintout location.
August 1, Wednesday, Autzen foot bridge. Access from Autzen stadium parking lot and a pretty good walk to the foot bridge. From the south side of the Willamette take Franklin to Riverfront Parkway. Riverfront deadends at the bridge but there is no parking there....bummer. I guess you have to park back on Millrace St. Closest water and restrooms are at the Science Museum behind Autzen stadium.
August 3/4, Friday/Saturday, Island Park in Springfield. From Franklin turn north (left if you are coming from Eugene) then Left on B Street into Island Park parking lot. Water, restrooms, and good views of the Willamette River, Springfield Bridge, and several islands. The Springfield Outdoor painting contest was held here yesterday, July 28. I remembered why I like painting here. Lots of shade and good river views.
August 6-10, Sarkis, Phemie and I will be in Sarkis' Plein Air workshop sponsored by Emerald Art Center.
August 8, Wednesday, Dorris Ranch Living History Farm. Portapotty but no water. Bring water. Barns, old houses, trees, to paint. Take first right after Springfield bridge on Franklin onto South 2nd Street. After about a mile 2nd street enters the ranch gravel parking lot.
August 10/11, Friday/Saturday, Oakway Center at Coberg Road and Oakway St. The courtyard of Oakway has flowers, trees, shade, restrooms, water and the umbrellas are up for Rod. We painted Oakway this spring in the rain. Now we can paint it in the sun.
August 15, King Estates Winery, 80854 Territorial Highway, about 5 miles south from Lorain Highway intersection. King Estates has an organic market near the entrance that has in-season fruits and vegtables and it also serves lunch....as well as a little wine.
August 17/18, Friday/Saturday. River House is a Eugene Parks and Rec. House, 301 N. Adams St. Parking is on the street, and you have to walk a block to the Willamette South Bank Trail. But there are restrooms and water (on Friday, don't know about Saturday) and the river view along this part of the South Bank Trail is stunning. Oh yes, lots of shade.
August 22, Wednesday. Mt. Pisgah. East on 30th st., over I5 turn left and then right after the Shell station (on Franklin watch for small signs) then left on Seavey Loop Rd....drive to the end a couple of miles. Restrooms, water, shade and good views. $2 parking fee.
August 24/25, Friday/Saturday. Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Brigs Hill Road. South on Baily Hill Road from 18th street and look for blue signs. Great views, water, restrooms, but not much shade. We painted here last month and everyone loved the vistas.
August 29, Wednesday, Lavelle Winery, 89697 Sheffler Rd, Elmira, OR. West on 11th street out of Eugene and follow the blue winery signs. Trees, shade, restrooms, water, and new stonework on the building.
August 31/September 1, Friday/Saturday. West D St. Greenway, Springfield Oregon. Drive west on D Street, left on Aspen. Parking by a boat ramp on the Willamette. No Water, No restrooms (Willamalane Rec. center has both 8 blocks away at Mill and C street)...but great views of the river and a backwater pond on the North Bank Trail. We painted here earlier in the year and a dozen painters enjoyed it.
I am looking forward to lots of outside painting in August.
See you there,