May 1 and 2, Friday and Saturday. Mid Spring at Hendricks Park. South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. Victoria and I were here Wednesday and the colors are glorious. We will be in the Rhody garden if the weather is nice.
May 6th and 9th, Wednesday and Saturday, Island Park Paintout, Spring colors at Island Park. There is cover in case of rain. Restrooms are in Willamalane Center at C and Mill. Drive west on B st. until it ends in the parking lot of Island Park
May 8th, Friday, West D St. in Springfield paintout - Drive west on D St., left at Aspen to Boat Ramp. No cover or restrooms. So if it rains I will be at the Willamalane Center at C st. and Mill St...this is the closest restroom too. Great river view, Roaring Rapids Pizza is across the river.
May 13th, Wednesday, EWEB Plaza – 4th and Ferry St. Eugene - Finally some warm weather to paint the river. Look for "visitor parking" signs. Restrooms are inside the main entrance, to the left. The view from the DeFazio footbridge is stunning.
May 15th, Friday, Renee Nelson’s backyard - Renee's address is 2375 Wilson drive-- phone is 465-2158. directions are: west on 18th, left on City View, right on 23rd, left on Wilson. My house is the third on the left. parking on the street, also in my driveway is fine. No need to ring the doorbell, go directly into the back yard through the gate to the right of the driveway. There is a covered patio with utility sink, and bathroom off the garage, There should be plenty of things blooming in the garden , if skies are clear a good view of the cascades. Humberto Gonzalez and Yolando Valdes will be in town and may stop by - Renee.
May 16-18, Saturday-Monday is Humberto’s workshop sponsored by Emerald Art. Call Sue at 726-8595 to register.
May 20, Wednesday, Greenhill Wetlands Paintout - Cover and port-a-potty at Greenhill Rd. rest stop across from Greenhill Animal Shelter. There is an expansive view of west Eugene wetlands... but, NO drinking or painting water. Bring your own. Erik Sandgren is still planning a wetlands art show when he returns from Italy.
May 22-23, Friday-Saturday, Kirk Park Paintout - North on 99 past Beltline, left on Clear Lake Road, 6 miles on the right while Fern Ridge Dam is on the left. Port-a-potty but no drinking water. Good wetland views. There is no cover, so hopefully it will not be raining one of these days.
May 26, Tuesday, (Note Tuesday not Wednesday) Schreiners Iris Gardens Salem Oregon Paintout, 3625 Quinaby Road N.E. Salem OR, 97303 - We have again been invited to paint with the Portland Plein Air Painters at Schreiners Iris Gardens past Salem. Let's meet at Campbell Center 2nd and High St. and carpool, at 9am. Bring a lunch. We should be back by 5pm. Let me know if you can drive or if you need a ride. They have water, restrooms, picnic tables and acres of Iris. Directions: North on I5, take exit to Brooks (should be easy for me to remember), cross over freeway to Hw 219, left on 219 to Quinagy Road, left on Quinaby Road till you seed Iris' galore on your left. If recent rains you might want to wear boots. It can get muddy. http://www.schreinersgardens.com/ map is at:http://www.oregonlink.com/iris/map.html
May 29, 30, Friday, Saturday –Late Spring paintout at Hendricks Park. South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. The Rhody's have been so late this spring that we have to paint here one more time. We will be in the Rhody garden.
See you outside painting,