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!

Goleta Beach Park
October 13, 2018, 9-12

The October Paint Out will be in the morning before the General Membership Meeting and Picnic on Saturday Oct. 13. Most of us are familiar with Goleta Beach and the multiple painting opportunities it provides near the outlet of the Goleta Slough. You are encouraged to come to the picnic to help celebrate another successful year for SCAPE. Remember this is your group so come out and help make it is what ‘you’ want, or just come out and have a fun time painting together.


Directions: Goleta Beach Park, 5986 Sandspit Rd., Goleta 93117.
Take 101 north from town exiting on Exit 104B toward CA-217 towards the airport. In 2 miles take Exit 1 toward Sandspit Rd. Turn left in .2 miles left onto Sandspit Rd and then in another .2 miles turn right onto Sandspit Pl. We will be in area C which is right near the entrance! 

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

The Douglas Family Preserve
Saturday November 10, 2018, 9-12

The November Paint Out will be at the Douglas Preserve. The Preserve is dog friendly with great views of the ocean, north along the beach, great Sycamore and Cypress trees, and mountain vistas. For those of you interested in figurative paintings there are walkers, dogs, and usually hobbyists such as with remote control gliders.

This will be our last Paint Out for the year so come on out and let’s get together to paint.


Directions: The entrance we will use is at Selrose and Medcliff on the Mesa. From the corner of Las Positas Rd. and 101 take Las Positas Rd towards the ocean for 1.8 miles. At the roundabout take the second exit up the hill on Cliff Dr. In .5 miles turn right onto Mesa Lane and then turn right at the 4th road onto Medcliff Rd. Take this to the end at the corner of Selrose and you will be at the destination.

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.