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September 2008 Paint-Out Locations

I love painting outside in Oregon in the Fall. There is good weather and great color. I have had several requests for critiques. This will give us feed back on our paintings of the day. I would like to try is at 2pm, or the end of the day. The google calender at the end of this blog page has each of these paint-outs on it. You can click on the paint-out event and then click on the word "map" and get a google map of the location, or click on "details" to get a description. Please let me know if this technology does or does not work on your computer and browser.
See you outside painting fall colors soon,

Sept. 3, Wed. Mathews Garden Evening Paintout, 4pm - 8pm, 15th St. at Hayes St. Eugene Oregon. Mathew Community Gardens have Sunflowers, tomatos, corn, and garden plots to paint. Peggie and I have an allotment at Mathews Gardens and will be there 4-8pm. Water but no restrooms. Closest restroom is Albertson's at 18th and Chanbers, three blocks away. Parking on street and in small lot.
Sept. 5, Friday, West D street Greenway, Springfield Oregon. West D street at Aspen Street, Drive west on D Street, left on Aspen. Parking by a boat ramp on the Willamette. Water and restrooms at park near Aspen and D St....great views of the river, a backwater pond on Pre's trail.
Sept.6, Saturday, Island Park Springfield Paintout under the bridge, Across Springfield bridge, first right will loop under the bridge. This is the end of Mill Street. There is parking and water and restrooms. Views of the river and the bridge.
Sept 10, Wed. Oregon Natural and Cultural History Paintout on UO Campus, 1680 E. 15th St. Eugene Oregon, Behind the Knight Law School. Garden, meteorite, salmon and indian statue, park across the street...lots to paint. Parking on street at meters.
Sept. 12, Friday, Jordon Snitzer Museum Paintout, UO Campus, Students are gone this week, but we still have to pay parking meters. The open space in front of the museum is the original college square. Lots of building, trees, and sculptures to paint...even a few students.
Sept. 13, Sat. Dede Hall at UO Paintout, One of the oldest building on campus, behind Lillith Business Center on 13th near UO bookstore. We must pay to park and the students are returning. Dede hall has a row of Douglas Fir along the front walk and maples around back. It is very scenic.
Sept. 17, Wed. Hinman Winery Paintout, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd, Eugene, OR 97405. http://www.silvanridge.com/
(541) 345-1945 for the winery. South on Baily Hill road, becomes Bertelsen to Spencer Creek Road. Right on Spencer Creek Road (there are blue Hinman Winery signs) 2 miles and then left on Briggs Hill Road. 3.5 miles to the winery entrance on the left. They open at noon, but we can come early and make ourselves at home(the restrooms have outside access). We can bring a picnic lunch or snacks. The Hinman sisters are glad to have us. No cover, if it rains we get wet.
Sept. 19, Friday, Skinner Butte Evening Equinox Paintout, 3pm - 7pm. South on Pearl, left on 3rd. St. behind Ya-Pa-Ah Terrace.
Water but no restrooms. great views of Eugene all the way to three Sisters. No cover. If it rains we can paint at 5th St. Market where the restrooms are.
Sept. 20, Sat. Skinner Butte Daytime Paintout, This will give us backup in case of rain on Friday. No cover, if it rains we can paint at 5th st. mkt. where the restrooms are. I will come as early as possible.
Sept. 24, Wed. Secret House Winery Paintout, 11am - 5pm, They are only open 11am to 5pm and they said we are welcome any day.
Sept. 26, Friday, Roaring Rapids Pizza Paintout, 4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene Oregon, Roaring Rapids Pizza is right on the river. Great views up and down the river. Water and restrooms, but no cover. So if it rains I am inside eating pizza. They said we can come anytime. The slowest time is 2-4pm. I said we don't bite. People don't bother us.
Sept. 27, Sat. Hendricks Park Fall Paintout, South from Franklin on Walnut St., left on Summit st. to Hendricks Park. I have scheduled fall colors in both the Rhody garden and in the forest. In case of rain we will be under the shelter.

Plein Air Blogs and Webpages

Here are a few blogs and web pages I have found about Plein Air Painting:

Raynald Murphy plein air tips in English and in French

Sarkis Antikajian's webpage

Bets Cole's webpage

Plein Air Painters of American (well at least Catalina Island)

International Plein Air Painters (of Niagra Falls)

Plein Air Painters of Oregon (actually of Bend)

What's in a color?
This is more that you ever wanted to know about artist's paints and what is in them.
It describes how paint manufactures describe light fastness and how you can determine exactly what is in the paints you are using. Amazing information.


August 2008 Paintout Locations

August 2008 Paintout locations for Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield

1, Friday, Rosie Beals Huntley's Paintout, 32633 Bush Garden Dr.
Harrisburg Oregon 97446, 8:30 am to 3pm. Bring your coast paintings
so we can have a "show and tell" at 2pm. I realized that we have not seen
most of the paintings everyone did at the coast. Here is Rosie's invitation:
Hi, I am offering my house and 2 1/2 acre grounds for a paintout  in July.
There are views of the Coburg Hills, barns, pasture, flowers, pond with
waterfall plus 2 other water fountains. You can come and go as they please,
no formal lunch etc. just coffee, soda, light snacks. 5 miles north of Coburg,
North Coburg Rd. to S curve, sign on left "Bush Gardens" 4th house on the
right.Rosie…(North Coburg is the rightmost "y " of Coburg Road at the
Coburg firehouse)
 August 6, Wednesday, Owens Rose Garden Paintout
There is great color and shade this timeof year. Drive north on
Jefferson to rose garden parking lot.
August, 8-9, Friday and Saturday, Hendricks Park Paintout.
South on Walnut from Franklin.Walnut becomes Fairmont, then left on
Summit. We will near Rhody garden on top the the hill.Good Shade,
bathrooms and water...be careful of running sprinklers this time of year.
 August 13, Wednesday, Hinman Winery Paintout, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd,
Eugene, OR 97405,
http://www.silvanridge.com/ (541) 345-1945 for the
winery. South on Baily Hill road, becomes Bertelsen to Spencer Creek
Road. Right on Spencer Creek Road (there is a blue Hinman Winery sign)
2 miles and then left on Briggs Hill Road. Drive 3.5 miles to the winery
entrance on the left. They open at noon, but we can come early and make
ourselves at home. We can bring a picnic lunch or snacks.
The Hinman sisters are glad to have us.
 August 15-16, Friday-Saturday, Alton Baker Park Paintout, Lots of
good views. Shade and views are good near the foot of the DeFazio bridge.
 August 20, Wednesday, EWEB Evening paintout, 500 E. 4th Ave. Eugene,
Oregon. 5pm to 9pm. Evening light over Alton Baker park and the Coburg Hills
should be beautiful.
 August 22-23, Friday and Saturday. River House paintout. This is one of
Coda's favorite locations. Drive North on Adams St. to the River House,
Eugene Rec. facility. Park on the street and walk to the river. Lots of
shade and good river views.
 August 27th, Wednesday; Alsea Falls Paintout with Corvallis Painters,
The Corvallis Plein Air Painters have invited us to paint with them at
Alsea Falls recreation area:http://publiclands.org/explore/site.php?id=3414
Take 99W north past Monroe, then turn west on County Road #45120 and
go 5 miles to Alpine Junction, then take South Fork Alsea Access Road
9 miles to Alsea Falls Campground. They start about 9am. Let me know
if you need someone to carpool with. Our Corvallis contact is Dee Yarnell
 August 29th, Friday, Brooks' and Loraine's Birthday Paintout at Owen Rose
Garden. Brooks' favorite summer paintout location. Paint all day. I will bring
cake or cookies for a 1pm critique break. No presents please. Take
Jefferson North to rose garden parking lot.
 August 30th, Saturday, Owen Rose garden one more time this summer,
but this time without the cake.


One of the daily reviews at the coast.

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From our paintiout in July