Our theme for 2016 will be trees. Each month we will target a location which will have great trees, famous or not. Get ready for fruit trees, scyamores, redwoods, Monterey Cypress, Valley Oak, Aspen and more. Many of our sites this year will be in our county parks. Seniors can get a forever pass to the County Parks at Vasona Park.

February  25 2016 - Sycamores along Coyote Creek Trail

Capture the sycamores before they get their leaves. Barnhart Road along way to Skypark, Morgan Hill.

Coyote Creek Trail Map Directions

March 24 2016 - Orchard along Barnhart Road

Before you drive through the creek and pass the lakes, enjoy the pink of the orchard blossoms against the purple hills.


April 28 2016 - Villa Montalvo

This local arboretum has great trees, including a giant Monkey Tree near the mansion.

Villa Montalvo Park Map   Directions

May 26 2016 - Harvey Bear Ranch County Park, Oaks

Oaks and perhaps some wildflowers around this old homestead, now a park in San Martin. See https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Documents/Wildflowers-of-the-Serpentine-Realm.pdf for some photos of common wildflowers at the ranch. Park at the entrance at the east End of San Martin Avenue.

Harvey Bear Ranch-Coyote Lake Park Map

June 23 2016 - Vasquez Tree and site of 21-mile house

This Morgan Hill tree has its own historical marker! The site will challenge your creativity, as the tree is surrounded by shops and a busy intersection.


July 28 2016 - Redwoods, Uvas County Park

Uvas Park Map.  Directions

August 25 2016 - Coyote Creek Bay Laurel, Anderson County Park

Paint the California Bay Laurel and Oak that grow along Coyote Creek just below the dam.

Anderson Park Map Parking the lot along Cochrane Road.

September 22 2016- Oaks, Santa Teresa County Park

Paint the rolling hills and oaks of Santa Teresa Park. Take Bernal Road west into the park. Paint from Pueblo Day Use Area.

Santa Teresa Park Map

Special For Hiking Painters: Date TBD: Sada's Pine, Henry Coe State Park

Paint the Ponderosa Pine tree that is found on the logo for the Pine Ridge Association. Date TBD.

Henry Coe Map (HQ area)

October 4-7 2016 - Paint Away at Lake Tahoe -- stay on North Shore (Tahoe Vista), Paint Aspen & Fall Color

See 2016 Paint Away for details. (date change: prior dates were 10/14-17)

October 27 2015 - Monterey Cypress, Carmel-by-the-Sea Beach at 13th Street

Select a site along Scenic Drive, near 13th Avenue Directions

November 10- Late Afternoon at Clos -- Valley Oaks and Vines

2pm to Sunset. (Or Lunch at 1pm: bring a bag lunch to have with a glass of wine on the terrace before you start painting.)

1 Hummingbird Lane, San Martin. CA 95036.

www.clos.com Directions

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