PAA Paint Out - Save old stuff


view from below


Taken on June 25 - lots of water from big snow-melt that week.


Looking uphill

July 18    8:30 am - 1 pm

-  Old Stone Bridge  -

Off Highway 50,
4.5 miles west of Twin Bridges. (Old Lincoln Highway)

There is a "Passing Lane Ahead" sign at the west end of the pullout.

(no restrooms at site)

Carpools advised so we don't mess up the scene with vehicles. To meet in Placerville for carpool leaving at 7:45
email coordinator

Thanks to the Tahoe Art League Plein Air Group for having this on your calendar. 

Here's another opportunity for you to paint this special spot.

October 17, 2017


Down Home Farm

9 am - 1 pm


There are many subjects to choose from here: a pond, bridge, gardens, antique decor, and probably ducks and fall leaves. 


Photographers and sketchers are always welcome too. 


Flyer with directions
attached here.

May 16 & 23, 2017


High Sierra Iris Farm

3170 Hassler Rd., Camino

Saturday, Sept. 26, 9-11,

El Dorado Savings Bank

Hwy 50 & El Dorado Road.

The beautiful flowers in their landscaping are calling to be painted.


Limit 10 participants

Please RSVP: Vesla (


Tuesday, Oct. 6 & 13, 9-12,

Hooverville Orchards

This working farm has a rose garden, picnic area, a picnic area and a farm store. Hopefully the fall leaves and pumpkins will be around too. We are asked to stay out of the orchards themselves for safety.

Directions: From Hwy 50, Placerville – Take the Spring St/Hwy 49 exit North – Heading towards Coloma. Go 3.2 miles and turn Left on Wallace Road. Take the scenic winding road 1.2 miles to Hooverville Orchards

Hooverville Orchards

1100 Wallace Rd, Placerville


Weather permitting...

March 24 (Wednesday)

9:30 am - Noon 

Boa Vista Orchards

Join us painting and sketching.

Park across the street from the fruit stand.

2952 Carson Rd.  Placerville

Directions: From Placerville, take Hwy 50 East. Take Carson Road Exit
Turn Left at Carson Road. Drive approx. 1 mile on Carson Road

Note: There is construction nearby on Hwy 50, follow short detour.

Please RSVP for event.

Email: coordinator



March 21 & 28, 2017, 9-1

Greenwood Creek River Access,

So. Fork American River, near Coloma

 It’s a few minutes walk from the parking lot down a slight grade on a partially paved road so pack light.
Directions: About 4 miles past Coloma,
the turnoff is on the west side of the road just past a small creek overpass. Parking lot has a public restroom.

Tues. April 6 , 2021

9 am - 1 pm 

Down Home Farm

100 Whitcomb Way, Placerville

Joyce Martin invites us again to a Paint Out on her wonderful property. There are many subjects to choose from: a pond, bridge, gardens, antique decor, many flowers and probably ducks & geese. Plenty of outside space for social distancing.


Directions: From Hwy 50, take El Dorado Road exit south about a mile. Turn right on Whitcomb Way (which is parallel to Silver Lode Rd., and just before Mother Lode Dr.). Follow Whitcomb to the end #100 Down Home Farm.

Please RSVP for event.

Email: coordinator

Monday, May 10, 2021   9 am - 1 pm
High Sierra Iris Farm
3170 Hassler Rd., Camino

Directions: From Placerville, take Hwy 50 east about 5 miles. Turn Right on North Canyon Road and go 1-3/4 miles. Turn Left on Hassler Road and go 1/2 mile. Turn left through large black wrougt-iron gate into High Sierra Iris & Wedding Gardens (Sign says "Mount Olympus").

Their website is

Note: cell phone reception is slow at the site.

Bring a bag lunch for an informal optional noontime show & tell.


Please RSVP - email coordinator >>

Wed. May 12, 2021
9 am  - noon
Wakamatsu Farm
941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville

Turn in at the gate past the barn for parking and please sign in and out. Meet by the pond. Pack light as it is a short walk.

The America River Conservancy maintains this remarkable piece of historic property.

Directions: From Placerville, take Cold Springs Road about 6.9 miles. Entrance and Parking are just past the barn area.

Please RSVP for event.

Email: coordinator



Tuesday, September 22

9 - 12 am


Eskaton Pond, Placerville


Discover a quiet corner at the back of the complex.

3380 Blairs Ln, Placerville, CA 95667

Limit 10 participants until county restrictions change

Please RSVP: Vesla (


Wed., May 26th

9:00 am - noon

Forebay Reservoir,

2654 Forebay Rd,
Pollock Pines


Let's practice our lake and reflection skills!

Picnic tables and shade trees are available. Restrooms are at the far end by the dam.

Directions: From Hwy 50 exit at Sly Park Road, turn left on Pony Express Trail, then right onto Forebay Road (right across the street from Safeway). Go about a mile, and the parking area is on the left.


No Charge
Open to All Artists and Photographers

PAA Members and Non-Members welcome

Please RSVP: Vesla (


Paint Out
June 16 & 23, (Wednesdays), 10-1
Boeger Winery

1709 Carson Road, Placerville


Historic building, pond, picnic area, vineyards, and afterwards, wine tasting! No pressure, no contest, no rules...  Just get out and be creative in a beautiful and historic location.


Directions: From Hwy 50, take exit 48 at Schnell School Road. Go uphill on Schnell School Road and then turn right onto Carson Road and go about 1/3 mile. Boeger Winery will be on your left at 1709 Carson Road. Drive down past the vineyards to the tasting room at the bottom of the hill. Parking is behind the warehouse.  


RSVP Appreciated.

Email coordinator >>

Note: Extreme weather cancels event. Use your own judgement.

Monday, Oct. 19, 9-12,

Combellack-Blair House B&B,

and other Historic Buildings

Parking at 3049 Cedar Ravine, behind the dental office, or at the Title Company.