Spring is getting closer and closer. We painted at Hendricks park this last week and there were several Rhodys already blooming...amazing.
March 4, 6, and 7, Wed, Fri. and Saturday this week we are painting the 160 year old cherry tree at Owens Rose Garden. This is taking a chance because there is not cover near by the tree. So if it rains we get wet or move to the gazebo. Maybe one of these days will be nice. North on Jefferson from 1st St. ends in the Owens garden parking lot. (400 N. Jefferson).
March 11, 13, and 14, Wed, Fri, and Saturday next week we are painting at Lane Community College Main campus on E. 30th.
Meet outside the Central Build. The building with the student union and library in it. There is cover and coffee and view of the trees, buildings and surrounding hills.
March 18, 20 and 21, Wed, Fri. and Saturday week after next we are going to Mt. Pisgah. Drive east on 30th past LCC, over I5, immediate left then right at Shell station. This is Seavey Loop Rd. and it turns left within half a mile (watch the signs) and continues 2 miles to the park. $2 parking fee. We can use the large open barn if it is raining.
March 25, 27 and 28, Wed, Fri. and Saturday is spring break at UO. So we have to paint on campus. Wednesday we will be in the park next to the EMU, 15th and University, The EMU Student Union is our refuge in case of rain. Friday and Saturday we will be on the mall next to the Schnitzer Museum and Knight Library...in case of rain we can use the Museum or Library, but we can only draw inside the Museum. I have asked permission to paint inside the museum and have been turned down. I certainly understand why...so bring sketch pads and drawing material in case of rain. Parking near UO has gone up to $1 per hour.
April 1, 3, and 4, Wed. Fri. and Saturday we are back at Hendricks Park. Many more Rhodys and Azelas should be in bloom. South from Franklin on Walnut to Fairmont Ave. then left on summit Ave. to the park. In case of rain we will be at the shelter. If the weather is nice we will be in the Rhody park.
See you outside painting,