Monday, 30 April 2012

Friday May 4th, the Esquimalt Lagoon

Hello Alfs, Our next paint out location is at the Esquimalt Lagoon. Stay on Ocean Blvd and continue past the turn off for the Coast Collective.
The Esquimalt Lagoon is a Bird Sanctuary, plus great ocean views, bridge, and trees.
Here's a link for more information: Esquimalt Lagoon

Monday, 23 April 2012

April 27th 2012, Heritage Acres, Saanich

Hello Alfrescoes, Next Friday we'll be painting at Heritage Acres in Saanich. There are old buildings, Farm equipment, a lily pond and a train track. Parking is free, however they rely on donations to keep the place up so please put something in the box. Here's a map

Friday, 13 April 2012

Next Paint Out April 20th at The Coast Collective

Hi everyone. Next Friday we'll be painting at the Coast Collective 3221 Heatherbell Road in Colwood.

If you are going to be in the Show bring your paintings to drop off.

Someone forgot to take their painting at the end of today's paint out. I'll put it in my car for next week. Or you can email me if you want to pick it ip before then.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Friday, April 13 2012, Ross Bay

Hello Alfs, The next paint out will be at Ross Bay. Ross Bay Cemetery is there with some lovely monuments, paths, trees, etc. Plus there's the seashore.  We'll meet at noonish around the Cemetery washroom area corner of Dallas Road. There's street parking. See you there.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Friday April 6th, 2012 Esquimalt Gorge Park

The Esquimalt Gorge Park was one of Emily Carr's painting spots. It has a japanese garden among other things. The official address is 1070 Tillicum Rd Esquimalt  map
Here's some photos to inspire you.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Following Emily Carr

The West Shore Arts Council has put out a brochure with a  map about some of Emily Carr's painting locations. Later in the year the Coast Collective plans to have a show of plein air paintings done at these locations.  If no one objects I'll try to put  some of these locations on our list this summer. That way we would naturally have paintings for the show:) Plus it would be a nice change.

Also there is a First Plein Air Paint Out coming up next month in Ashcroft BC. It's free and you can even possibly get billeted. Here's the link: Ashcroft Plein Air Event  A few of us are planning to go:)