Sunday, 29 December 2013

Friday January 3 - Frank Mitchell's Farm

Our first paint out location for 2014 (Friday January 3), will be Frank Mitchell's farm in Metchosin. There's parking and facilities and everyone is welcome.  The address is 530 Witty Beach Road.  Please remember to close gates behind you so the animals don't wander.

Here is a heads up on some additional upcoming Fridays:
  • Friday January 10 - Esquimalt Lagoon, Coburg Peninsula

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Friday December 27 - Banfield Park

Hello Alfrescoes. On Friday December 27, we will be painting in Banfield Park, located in Vic West.  A map to the location can be found here.

Here is a heads up on some additional upcoming Fridays:
  • Friday January 3 - Frank Mitchell's Farm
  • Friday January 10 - Esquimalt Lagoon, Coburg Peninsula

Monday, 16 December 2013

Friday December 20 - Wallace Drive & W. Saanich Road

Hello Alfrescoes!  On Friday December 20, we will be painting at the intersection of Wallace Drive and W. Saanich Road in Saanich.  The site offers plenty of farmland scenery.  A map can be found here.

Here is a heads up on some additional upcoming Fridays:
  • Friday December 27 - Banfield Park
  • Friday January 3 - Frank Mitchell's Farm
  • Friday January 10 - Esquimalt Lagoon, Coburg Peninsula

Friday, 6 December 2013

Friday December 13 - King's Pond / 2013 Alfrescoes Christmas Party

Seasons Greetings!  This year, Melanie Barnes, has offered her home for the annual Alfs Christmas Party.  It is a potluck, so bring a tasty dish (and some food *wink*).  If you would like to brave the cold, and paint that morning, we will meet at King's Pond, located at the north end of the Cedar Hill Golf Course, and conveniently close to Melanie's house (1283 Queensbury Ave).  We will meet for the party around noon.

A map showing both locations can be found here.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Friday December 6 - Whitehead Park, Prospect Lake

Hi Alfs.  This Friday December 6 we will be painting at Whitehead Park, at the north end of Prospect Lake (map here).  Parking is available along Prospect Lake Road and also off Goward Road.  We'll meet at the Prospect Lake Road parking area at noon.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Friday November 29 - Belfry Theatre

Hi All.  This Friday we are heading back to the Belfry Theater (location here).  We'll meet at the gazebo in front of the Belfry at noon.

There is Free Parking around the Belfry during the day. Please use the street parking indicated on the map below (marked in red).  Do not park in the Victoria High School parking lot (shown in black below), as that parking lot is reserved, and your car will be towed.


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Friday November 22 - Belfry Theatre

Hi All.  This Friday we will be painting near and around the Belfry Theater (location here).  We'll meet at the gazebo in front of the Belfry at noon.

There is Free Parking around the Belfry during the day. Please use the street parking indicated on the map below (marked in red).  Do not park in the Victoria High School parking lot (shown in black below), as that parking lot is reserved, and your car will be towed.


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Friday November 15 - Chinatown

Hi Everyone.  We are returning to the area around Capital Iron and Chinatown.  We will do our show and tell at Noon by Opus.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Friday November 8 - Goldstream Park

Hi All.  This Friday November 8, we are heading back to Goldstream Park. The map showing the location can be found here.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Friday November 1 - Goldstream Park

Hi All.  This Friday November 1, we will be painting at Goldstream Park. The map showing the location can be found here.  See you there.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Friday October 25 - Beaver Lake

This Friday October 25, we will be painting at the south end of Beaver Lake.  Click here for a map of the location.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Friday October 18 - Parker Bay in Sidney

UPDATE:  Jim McFarlane has informed me that the name of the bay is Parker Bay, not Price Bay as I originally stated.  The location is the same, I just got the name wrong. Also, if you are bringing a painting for the Shoal Harbour display, please provide a label with the name of the piece and its price.

This Friday we will be painting at Parker Bay in Sidney.

Parking can be found along 5th Street.  5th Street is a dead end, but there is not as much parking available compared to most of our other locations.  If you can car pool, that would be a help.  A map of the location can be found here (map location).

Attention:  If you have a painting from the August 16 Nymph Point Park paint-out, and would like to bring it with you this Friday, there may be an opportunity to have it picked up and taken to the Mary Winspear Center for display.  Farrell Boyce, from "Friends of Shoal Harbour" has asked any interested artists to bring work with them.  He will pick it up and deliver back to your home in a day or two.  If you have any questions, you can contact Farrell at 250-656-7953, or at fmboyce@shaw.ca

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Friday October 11 - Albert Head Lagoon

Sorry for the delay in posting this ...

This Friday, October 11, we will be painting at Albert Head Lagoon Regional Park.  Parking is at the end of Delgada Road.

It may rain, so bring an umbrella.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Friday October 4 - Mitchells Farm (Again)

Hi Everybody.  Here's hoping there is no rain this Friday.  We are off, once again, to Mitchells Farm Market this week.  Here's a map to Mitchel's Farm.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Friday September 27 - Mitchells Farm

Hi.  We are off to Mitchells Farm Market this week.  It's pumpkin time again.

Please don't use the front parking lot of Mitchel's farm Market Store as could inconvenience their customers. There is a johnny behind the Store in the rear parking lot. There is also parking along the road. Please don't park in any of the farm fields as it could cause damage. Here's a map Mitchel's Farm

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Friday September 13 - Holland Point Park

On Friday September 13, we are heading to Holland Point Park, off Dallas Road.  We'll meet at the Pond at 12:00.

Here is the location of Holland Point Park and the meeting place: click here

Some of the artists from the 2nd Annual Chalk Festival on Government Street may join us to paint.  For more information on the festival, click here.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Friday September 6 - Mount Douglas Park

This Friday September 6 2013, we will be painting at Mount Douglas Park.  Directions can be found here.

NOTE: The opening reception for Lynne Grillmair and Desiree Bond's show at the Eclectic Gallery is this Thursday, September 5 from 6-8 pm.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Friday August 30 - Beaver Lake Ponds

Hi All.  This Friday August 30, we will be painting at the Beaver Lake Ponds.  We will meet at the old barn off of Glencoe Road.  See the map for the location.

The image below provides another view of the location.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Friday August 16 - Nymph Point Park/Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

Hi All.  On Friday August 16, we will be painting at Nymph Point Park/Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club. A map of this location can be found here.

A detailed colour image of the site is shown below.

This park is part of the larger Shoal Harbour area.  The Alfrescoes have been invited to paint images of the Shoal Harbour area, to call attention to its unique characteristics and its value as a migratory bird sanctuary.  For those who are interested, there is an opportunity to display works of this area at a public symposium at the Mary Winspear Centre on October 19, 2013.  For more information, please contact Farrell Boyce (fmboyce@shaw.ca).

Monday, 5 August 2013

Friday August 9 - Cadboro Bay Beach

On Friday August 9, we will be painting at Cadboro Bay Beach.  Parking is at the end of Sinclair Road (Gyro Park).

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Friday July 26 - Macaulay Point Park

On Friday July 26 we will be painting at Macaulay Point Park in Esquimalt.  We will meet at the picnic tables at 12:00 noon.

Advance notice for some upcoming Friday's:

August 2 - Starling Lane Winery (map)

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Monday, 8 July 2013

Friday July 12 - Happy Valley Lavender Farm

Sorry for any confusion.  This Friday we will be at the Happy Valley Lavender Farm.  The Lavender fields are in bloom.  You can arrive any time after 9:00am.  Here is a map of the location.  Parking is along Happy Valley Road.

Advance notice for some upcoming Friday's:
July 19 - Oak Bay Marina
July 26 - Macaulay Point Park in Esquimalt
August 2 - Starling Lane Winery (map)

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Friday July 5 - Albert Head Lagoon

This Friday, July 5, we will be painting at Albert Head Lagoon Regional Park.  Parking is at the end of Delgada Road, and thanks to Jeanne Campbell, washroom facilities are available at her home (234 Delgada).

UPDATE: Jeanne's neighbour at 241 Delgada has offered her garden to paint if anyone is interested.

As a reminder, the Coast Collective is having a Wet Canvas Contest at their annual Acres of Art Festival this Sunday July 7, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Prizes are being provided by the Winston Churchill Society.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Friday June 21 - Fisherman's Wharf

This Friday we will be painting at Fisherman's Wharf.  We'll meet at the picnic tables on the wharf at noon.

Note: I chose this location because a big sale begins on Friday at Opus.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Friday May 31 - Beacon Hill Park

This site has been specifically chosen for Friday May 31, as we will be joined by a group of Japanese visitors who have asked to paint with us. We will meet as usual for the morning paint.  However, the visitors are only able to be with us for the afternoon, so it is suggested that you bring your lunch and a second canvas.  To make finding us easy, we will meet at noon in the parking lot beside the petting zoo.  The grassy hill, behind the lot, is a good area to get away from what could be a busy park that week-end. The Japanese visitors should arrive at 1:00pm to join us in a painting afternoon.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Friday May 24 - Finnerty Gardens (Univeristy of Victoria)

We are at Finnerty Gardens (University of Victoria) this Friday (May 24).  Parking lot 6 is the lot closest to Finnerty Gardens.


Advanced Notice: Friday May 31 - Beacon Hill Park


This site has been specifically chosen for Friday May 31, as we will be joined by a group of Japanese visitors who have asked to paint with us. We will meet as usual for the morning paint.  However, the visitors are only able to be with us for the afternoon, so it is suggested that you bring your lunch and a second canvas.  To make finding us easy, we will meet at noon in the parking lot beside the petting zoo.  The grassy hill, behind the lot, is a good area to get away from what could be a busy park that week-end. The Japanese visitors should arrive at 1:00pm to join us in a painting afternoon.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Friday May 10th Cadboro Bay

Hi Alfrescoes, Here's the location for May 10th. Cadboro bay would be good people can paint at the beach or in the village
. We can meet after near the washrooms at the beach.
 

Friday, 26 April 2013

Friday May 3, Island View Beach

Hello Alfrescoes,
Next Friday's location will be at Island View Beach. Thanks to Diane Makin for these directions:

 Next week we would like to go to island view beach, The road mitchells farm market is on.all the way uphill down to beach.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Friday April 26th Ogden Point

Hello Alfrescoes, Our next paint out location will be at Ogden Point. There's facilities, parking, and a place to buy coffee. They've installed a fence on the break wall.  Lots of great things to paint in the area.

Ogden Point

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Friday, 5 April 2013

Friday April 12 Beacon Hill Park

Hello Alfrescoes, the next paint out location will be Beacon Hill Park. It should inspire everyone. I hear there's pink blossoms abound.
Gather at noon near the washrooms (the one inside the park not the one on Dallas Road) to show what you painted.

Cheers for now.

Monday, 1 April 2013

April 5th Tower Point Again

Hello Alfrescoes,
It was such an amazing spot we decided to return this Friday April 5th to Tower Point Metchosin. Here's the same direction as last week.


Tower Point is part of the Witty's Lagoon Park.  Tower Point is immediately east of Witty's beach.  To get to Tower Point travel out Metchosin Rd, at the Boys and Girls Farm were we have painted in the past turn left on to Duke Road.  From Duke road turn right on to Olympic View Drive.  You will come to the parking lot for Tower Point.   From the parking lot it is a short walk to the park, were there are a number of places that you can paint.

Meet in the parking lot at noon to show what you painted.



Monday, 25 March 2013

March 29th 2013 Tower Point Metchosin

Hello Everyone,
This Friday April 29th we'll paint at Tower Point. Here's Jim's directions to get there:


Tower Point is part of the Witty's Lagoon Park.  Tower Point is immediately east of Witty's beach.  To get to Tower Point travel out Metchosin Rd, at the Boys and Girls Farm were we have painted in the past turn left on to Duke Road.  From Duke road turn right on to Olympic View Drive.  You will come to the parking lot for Tower Point.   From the parking lot it is a short walk to the park, were there are a number of places that you can paint.

map

After painting gather at noon in the parking lot for Tower Point.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

March 22 2013 Frank Mitchells Farm

Hello Alfrescoes, Our next paint out will be at Frank Mitchell's farm in Metchosin. There's parking and facilities and everyone is welcome.   Last time it poured so Alfs painted in the barn. Let's hope for sunshine this time. The address is 530 Witty Beach Road. Map  Please remember to close gates behind you so the animals don't wander.

If you were a friend of the late Victoria artist Frank Lewis you may want to attend his memorial after your paint out. The memorial is at 2pm. More information:
Frank Lewis Obituary



Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Friday March 15, 2013 Back to Gonzales Beach Park

Hi Alfrescoes, It's back to Gonzales Beach Park. Click on last weeks link to get more information about this spot.

There are only a handful of spots left for the Alfs April show. If you want to participate call the Coast Collective.

Our shows are really fun and non competitive usually. However, this time there's a chance to win $100 to artist who gets the most votes. So invite all your friends.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Friday, March 8th, 2013. Gonzales Beach Park

Hi Alfrescoes, This Friday let's meet at Gonzales Beach Park.  It's quite accessible and there's washrooms, and some parking. And Dogs are permitted. Here's a link: Gonzales Beach Let's meet at the top of the stairs at noon to show our paintings.
Let's hope for some sunshine this Friday.

See you there.

This link has a map

Monday, 25 February 2013

Friday March 1st 2013, Sidney Beacon Park

Hello Alfrescoes, our next paint out location will be at Sidney Beacon Park. link  Gather at noon after painting at the pavilion structure to show your work. It's usually a windy spot, so dress accordingly.

This is the spot where they have the great annual Sidney plan air paint out in the end of summer.


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Friday, Feb 22, 2013, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse

Hello Alfrescoes, Out next paint out location will be Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Light House. Entry fee still isn't collected as it's the slow season. (No staff or reinactment) Parking is free and there's washrooms.  Let's hope the weather is good.
Here's a link:Fort Rodd Hill


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Friday Feb 15th Cook Street Village

Hello Everyone, our next printout location will be at Cook Street Village. We will gather at noon in front of Rosies Diner. #25 Cook Street (next to Oxford Foods)map

Parking could be difficult and limited. You might want to park in Beacon Hill Park and walk a little.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Feb 8 2013, Capital Iron & Chinatown


Feb 8th 2013 Capital Iron & Chinatown area

Hello Alfrescoes,

By popular demand the Alfs will return to the area around Capital Iron and Chinatown. There is some interesting architecture from the street and down by the water behind Capital Iron is interesting too. China town is in the vicinity as well.
There is plenty of parking but it's not free unless you walk a few blocks. You can use the facilities at Capital Iron, Value Village, or other businesses.
Let's gather in front of Opus at noon to show what we've painted.

See you there.

Here's some images of the area:
capital iron victoria bc
victoria chinatown

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Feb 1st 2013 Capital Iron area

Hello Alfrescoes,

Our next paint out location will be Friday Feb 1st at the area around Capital Iron. There is some interesting architecture, and down by the water behind Capital Iron is interesting too. China town is in the vicinity as well.
There is plenty of parking but it's not free unless you walk a few blocks. You can use the facilities at Capital Iron, Value Village, or other businesses.
Let's gather in front of Opus at noon to show what we've painted.

See you there.
capital iron

Friday, 18 January 2013

McNeill Bay Jan 25th

Hello Alfrescoes, Our next paint out location will be at McNeill Bay in Oak Bay. This is a very scenic area but no washrooms. However, Edith Looker has offered the use of her home if needed. (553 Hampshire Rd).  Here is a map of the area. You can see the bay clearly. Parking along the street. Gather at noon on the south end of the bay. See you there.
Map of McNeill Bay and Edith's home

Also. It might be nice to have a change so if anyone would like to take over this scheduling please let me know. 

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Jan 18th 2013, Beacon Hill Park again.

Hi Everyone. We're going back to Beacon Hill Park. It's got free parking, facilities, and even shelter from the rain.  After painting let's gather at noon near the washrooms.
See you there.

By the way.  Would anyone else be interested in taking over the task of scheduling the Alfrescoes Next Location? It might be nice to have a change and maybe somebody would really like to try it out. Maybe just for a year or so then someone else could do if for a while? You could do it by blog or email. Which ever you're more comfortable with.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

January 11th 2013, Beacon Hill Park

Hi Everyone. Friday, January 11th will be at Beacon Hill Park.  Paint 9am till noon. Then meet near the washrooms to show your paintings.