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!

Ventura Hillside Conservancy

August 12, 2017 9AM-12PM

Join us on the property of the Ventura Hillside Conservancy along the Ventura River.  Scape is considering a show with the Conservancy being the beneficiary.  For some of us this site may be a challenge in organizing the composition and editing.   Views may be found near the parking or with a short walk on somewhat uneven paths to the river.
Directions:  The property is a few miles north-east of downtown Ventura on N. Ventura Ave.  Take 101 south to Ventura.  Take the exit for Route 33 towards Ojai and Casitas Springs, hometown of Johnny Cash.  In 3 miles take the Shell Rd exit to Ventura Ave and turn left.  In about a mile on Ventura Ave you will pass under Rt. 33.  In a little over another mile you will see that you are about to pass back under Rd 33.  Park near or even beneath this underpass.  The property is then on the west, Santa Barbara direction or on your left as you were driving.  There is a large pepper tree for the central meeting area.  Foster Park is a little further along Ventura Ave at the far end of the property and has restrooms.

Jerry Martin • 886-5616 •
Filiberto Lomelli • 570-4690 •


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.