Paintouts

Paintouts occur every second Saturday of the month, unless otherwise noted in the newsletter.

We meet at a location of scenic beauty often chosen in conjunction with an upcoming show. Whether you are experienced with plein air painting, interested in taking photographs or perhaps drawing for use in the studio later, or just want to share being in natural settings with others, it is worth checking out. This year we have enjoyed gathering at Naples with ocean bluffs, agricultural land and mountains; a private organic farm in the San Ynez Valley near Buellton; Lake Carneros; an historic adobe and farm on the Gaviota coast, Arroyo Hondo Preserve; and a hilltop avocado ranch in the foothills.   We like to explore new venues, classic locations, and beautiful sights.  Join Us!


Foothills Nature Preserve – The Cow Pastures
Saturday April 14, 2018, 9-12

The Preserves is a large open space up from the corner of Foothill Rd, Rt. 192, and The San Marcos Pass, Rt. 154.   There are rolling hills, oak groves, and scrub brush all backed by the mountains in one direction and distant ocean in the other.  

Reminder:  Please be sure to sign the liability waiver which will be on a silver Honda Minivan at the parking area.  

Directions:  Take Foothill Rd, the first exit from from Rt. 154 north of 101.   Turn left at the stop sign to head under 154 where Foothill Rd becomes Cathedral Oaks Rd.  Then take the first right onto Via Chaparal Rd.  Take this for several hundred yards to again the first right onto Salvar Rd which goes back over 154 on the ‘bridge to nowhere’.  It soon dead ends at a ‘T’.  Go left to park at the end or anywhere along the short road.    

Jerry Martin • 886-5616 • j.p.martin@cox.net
Filiberto Lomelli • 570-4690 • fplomelica@aol.com

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Del Playa Beach and Sea Lookout Park
Saturday May 12, 2018, 9-12  

We will be coordinating the Paint Outs for May, June, and July in preparation for the Heal the Ocean Show scheduled at the Maritime Museum on July 25.  On May 12 we will meet and paint at Del Playa Beach.  This is a beautiful beach accessible from low bluffs along the northwest end of Isla Vista and Coal Oil Point. There is easy access as well as abundant areas to hike into.  

Reminder:  Please sign the liability waiver which will be on a silver Honda Minivan at the parking area.  

Directions:  Take 101 north exiting on Storke Rd.  Take this to the end which merges left onto  El Colegio Rd. Then take the first right onto Camino Corto to the end at Del Playa Dr.  Take this to the end at Camino Majorca along which we will be parking.  

Jerry Martin • 886-5616 • j.p.martin@cox.net
Filiberto Lomelli • 570-4690 • fplomelica@aol.com


Butterfly Beach
Saturday June 9, 2018, from 9-12

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For the June paint out we will meet at the west end of Butterfly Beach.  This is the beach that extends from the Biltmore Coral Casino to the cliffs on the far west end.  There are gorgeous views up and down the beach as well as the sea and islands backed by the jagged cliffs cut in the bluffs.  

Reminder:  Please be sure to sign the liability waiver which will be on a silver Honda Minivan at the parking area.

Directions:  Turn towards the ocean from 101 on Olive Mill Rd.  This will curve right at the ocean onto Channel Dr.  Take this several hundred yards to the west end of the beach just before Butterfly Lane and park.  We will meet on the beach.    

Jerry Martin • 886-5616 • j.p.martin@cox.net
Filiberto Lomelli • 570-4690 • fplomelica@aol.com


Devereux Slough: Saturday July 14, 9-12

Continuing with our theme for the Heal the Ocean show at the end of the month the paint out will be at the Devereux Slough.  The Slough drains into Coal Oil Point and changes daily with each season. 

Directions:  Take the Storke Rd exit south to where it ends at Colegio Rd. which bears to the left.  Go straight onto Slough Rd and continue to the second bulb-out parking area on the right.  Park here and enjoy your painting.

Jerry Martin • 886-5616 • j.p.martin@cox.net
Filiberto Lomelli • 570-4690 • fplomelica@aol.com

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ALWAYS SIGN THE FORM FOR RELEASE OF LIABILITY AT A PAINT-OUT

There are certain paint-outs that require a reservation as they are being held on private land or lands managed by one of our beneficiaries such as EDC: Coal Oil Point, Sedgwick, Salt Marsh.
April 12th we painted at Sedgwick Preserve, managed by UCSB and in order for SCAPE to paint there an application was completed and permission granted. Pre-reservations were not required; however painters were required to sign in. Kate McCurdy was a most gracious hostess and the 11 of us who painted there that day had a great experience as Duke’s Ranch House was opened to us and we were able to explore the ranch.

Sedgwick is only open to painters upon completion of the permit and acceptance of the application. The disclaimer for both the owner or administrator of a site (in this case, UCSB) and SCAPE is an agreement to sign a release by the administrator or owner of the Paint Out site to hold it and SCAPE harmless from any liability by reasons of artist(s) painting on the site. In order for SCAPE to continue to be able to paint at Sedgwick and enjoy our association with them, please do not go to Sedgwick Ranch on your own. This is also true of Santa Ines Mission Mills property. They love painters but there is too much liability for them.


One of the great perks of being in S.C.A.P.E. is having monthly collegial paint outs with like minded nice people.  If you haven’t been to one you will be hooked once you do!  It is always fun to paint in new and interesting locations of urban-scapes, landscapes and seascapes.  As a member if you have access or live in a spot that offers an enticing view and would accommodate around a dozen painters to set up please contact Filiberto Lomeli or Jerry Martin.  We would all much appreciate new ideas and new locations.