Women of Watercolor: paiNTING LOCATIONS
Please car pool and share in the lunch/critique only if you feel comfortable.
Restrooms at this time cannot be guaranteed due to many closures.
Paint-outs are Tuesdays 9am – 1:15 pm; lunch break @ 12:15 with half-hour critique at 12:45. Anyone wanting to stay and paint after 1:15 is welcome to do so.
Car-pooling: If you want to carpool, SEND AN EMAIL to WOWers BY NOON MONDAY expressing your interest in carpooling, so you can determine interest of others, & meeting place.
Car-pooling Meeting places: Frisco, Safeway parking lot– east side closest to Baymont Inn and Summit Blvd; and Breckenridge, City Market parking lot, west end of lot farthest from store. Silverthorne/Dillon, Office Max parking lot.
BE THERE BY 8:15 AM…departure at 8:30!
PAINT OUT LOCATIONS 2021:
We are adding a little education to the beginning of select paint outs this summer. At 9 am (on select dates) we will start "10 Minute Tips” and topics will vary. Please see details below.
Date: June 1
Location: Ruby Ranch, Silverthorne
Highlights: Beautiful ranch land, aspens, old buildings, and fences.
Directions: Hwy 9 to Willowbrook Road. Take a left, then go straight on Willowbrook Rd. When you see W Coyote Dr. on the left and Bighorn Circle on the right, go a little further and turn left when you see a "Private Drive / No Trespassing" sign. You can park along the road before or after the little bridge.
10 Minute Tip: Mary Lou Johns - Value Sketch
Info Sheet from Mary Lou as a PDF
Info Sheet from Mary Lou in WORD
Date: June 8
Location: Stephen West Ice Arena, Breckenridge
Highlights: Isak Hartstone, Highline Railroad Park, river, mountain views
Directions: Highway south through Breckenridge. Take a left at Boreas Pass Road. Park at the south end of the ice rink lot.
10 Minute Tip: Linda Marr-Simplify the Landscape
Date: June 15
Location: Dillon Community Church and Historical Center
Highlights: Lake views, mountain views
Directions: 371 LaBonte Street, Dillon
10 Minute Tip: Mary Servais - How to create the paint/water ratio to achieve the values you want.
Date: June 22
The WOW Summer meeting will take place this day:
9:00 am Regular Paint-out
11:30 am: Lunch - provided, bring your own drinks
Noon: Meeting starts
Location: Keystone Lake Adventure Center
Highlights: Lake, river, mountains
Directions: Take Highway 6 into Keystone. Park in the Conference Center lot across the highway from the Keystone Lodge. In the lot there is a tunnel that goes under the highway to some steps that go down to the lake. Walk around the lake to the Adventure Center. Sara will send a map before the date.
10 Minute Tip: Jerre Smith - "Mixing Your Own Greens"
Date: June 29
Location: Arapahoe Basin
Highlights: Mountain views, flowers, buildings
Directions: Top of Loveland Pass
Date: July 6
Location: Leadville Historic District.
Highlights: Old buildings, mountains.
Directions: I-70 to Copper Mountain exit to highway 91 south. Drive about 24 miles south until 91 turns into 24. 24 is Leadville's main street which is also Harrison Street. The free parking lot is right behind the Tabor Opera House. Sara will send us a map.
This is a location where everyone should carpool.
10 Minute Tip: Judy Day, "Painting with a limited palette"
Date: July 13
Location: Silverthorne Pavilion
Highlights: River, mountains, restaurant, people
Directions: Highway 9 north from I-70. Turn right at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Park in lot on the right as you drive in.
10 Minute Tip: Sandi Bruns, “Start with bright color”
Date: July 20
Location: Breckenridge Rec Center
Highlights: Stream, flowers, Blue River
Directions: 880 Airport Road, Breckenridge
Date: July 27
Location: Gold Hill trailhead between Frisco and Breckenridge
Highlights: Mountain views
Directions: 707 Gateway Drive, Breckenridge. Take highway 9 for 5 miles south of Frisco to County Road 950. A National Forest trailhead sign is at the intersection. Park in parking area provided. Trail starts on west side of CR 950.
Date: August 3
Location: Acorn Creek Trailhead, Silverthorne
Highlights: Views of Gore Range
Directions: North on Blue River Parkway (Highway 9), turn right onto Ute Park Road, take a right at the fork, then go up up trailhead parking.
10 Minute Tip: Sarah Bracco - Incorporating Pen and Ink in Your Landscape
Date: August 10
Location: Officers Gulch, Copper Mountain
Highlights: Views of Gore Range, pond, mountains
Directions: West on I-70, go to Officers Gulch parking on the north side of I-70
10 Minute Tip: Kevin Reynolds - Painting Ghost Trees in the Landscape
Date: August 17
Location: Meadow Creek preserve in Frisco.
Highlights: pond, mountains.
Directions: 83 Meadow Creek Drive, near Whole Foods shopping center.
10 Minute Tip: Emily Wahl - Deciding on your composition
Date: August 24
Location: Country Boy Mine, Breckenridge
Highlights: Old buildings, streams, old machinery
Directions: 542 French Gulch Road, Breckenridge
Date: August 31
Location: Silverthorne library,
Highlights: Views. Painting 9-11:30, followed by lunch and end of summer meeting in the library.
Directions: I-70 East to Silverthorne exit. 6th street to Center Circle
10 Minute Tip: Barbara Brandt -Atmospheric Perspective
Date: September 7
Location: Willow Preserve Overlook, Frisco
Highlights: Lake Dillon, Greys and Torreys Peaks
Directions: Park at Wendy's. Meet behind Wendy's.
Date: September 14
Location: North Pond, Silverthorne
Highlights: Pond, willows, boats, mountain views
Directions: Take a right on Hamilton Creek Road across from Silverthorne Elementary School
10 Minute Tip: Mary Servais - Producing the ideal ratio of water and paint to create the values you wish to turn out in your painting
Date: September 21
Location: Giberson Ranch, Frisco
Highlights: Buildings, pond, views, and hopefully fall colors
Directions: Take first exit off Frisco roundabout, park at first big barn
Date: September 28
Location: Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge
Highlights: River, flowers, Ten Mile Range
Directions: 150 West Adams Avenue, Breckenridge (off South Park Avenue)
WOWers painting in summer 2018.
Artist Jamie Alexander painting near Copper Mountain summer 2018.