Paint at Princeton Harbor in Half Moon Bay

  • February 15, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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We will meet at the parking lot by Half Moon Bay Brewery, 390 Capistrano Rd. Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. 

If it rains on Saturday morning this event will be canceled and rescheduled for Sunday 2/16. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I've unfortunately left my supplies in another town. I hope to join you & just use pencil and/ or chalk pastels. Would a super large clipboard work or do you recommend an easel? Do people bring their own chairs?

    February 14, 2014

    • Emily S.

      I don't have a sturdy easel so I typically prop my canvas on on the ground or a tree or a rock when I'm outside. For me, it's just getting out there.. and letting it go.....I will bring an old pillow/towel to kneel on. Not the most traditional approach but it works for me. The more 'stuff' the more I gotta lug in and out of the car and to my painting spot. It can be a workout. My advise is to make yourself be comfortable for you.

      February 14, 2014

    • Bart C.

      It turns out that there actually ARE benches around. About 3 tables outside at Barbara's Fish Trap, then 3 or more along the walkway on the water side of the road.

      February 18, 2014

  • Bart C.

    Anna captured 3 great sketches of boats and the area. Emily did one large oil of the outer harbor, Pillar Point, fishing pier and a bird on the beach. Karen did one oil of the boats moored with the point in the background. Mine was a watercolor of Barbara's Fish Trap restaurant. This was a great spot for widely varying views and subjects, plus good eats everywhere. We should do this again in the spring, when the wildflowers and trees are also in bloom.

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Jenny W.

      Sounds like you had a great time painting there! I will post a new date for the same place!

      February 15, 2014

    • Emily S.

      Awesome day,, thanks for getting me out there!!

      February 16, 2014

  • Bart C.

    Too bad only 4 showed up! The rest of you missed out on a good one.

    February 15, 2014

  • Karen

    I am planning to coming early. Here is my number so you can text or call me when you all get there. [masked] :)

    February 14, 2014

  • Jenny W.

    If it rains Saturday, this event will be canceled, and rescheduled for Sunday same time, same place.

    February 13, 2014

  • Leane

    Sorry, have a last minute conflict.

    February 13, 2014

  • Bart C.

    Jenny asked me to host this time, as she's got a conflicting appointment. I'll do that and meet you all in the parking lot of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company (restaurant) at 9:30 AM.
    Watch for updates and postponement if the weather is lousy (rain cancels). I'll post my cell for the day on that morning.
    Hope to see you all there!

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Emily S.

    Hi ! I'm in for painting Saturday!! If it rains, I cannot on Sunday but yes to Monday.. I'm looking forward to the motivation and company.. I looked at the map and can you tell me if we'er meeting by the restaurant Meza Luna? I see the arrow and cannot pinpoint the place .. I will see a street sign that says West Point? Thanks for clearing that up for me for I am direction challenged :)

    1 · February 10, 2014

    • Bart C.

      I'm suggesting that we meet at the HMB Brewing company parking lot, which is across the street from Mezza Luna.

      February 10, 2014

    • Emily S.

      Thanks Bart!

      February 11, 2014

  • Jenny W.

    Sure, that sounds good. I can't meet on Monday, but incase it rains this Saturday, we can reschedule it for Sunday or Monday.

    February 10, 2014

  • Bart C.

    We are entering the long awaited rainy season. That means that any given day could be rained out. Since this is a 3 day weekend, that leaves more options for some of us.
    What do you say to alternative dates (Sun, Mon) if Saturday is rained out?

    February 8, 2014

  • Bart C.

    Jenny and all, I have posted another map with better visual description of the 3 main places to paint I'd suggest at Princeton. Take a look. Boats are lined up at docks by inner harbor, but individually moored and spread in outer harbor. Buildings are more interesting in the middle. More beach and scenics closer to the point. Bathrooms and water at the inner harbor and in the restaurants in the middle; not out near the point.

    January 19, 2014

    • Jenny W.

      Thanks Bart! Appreciate it!

      January 19, 2014

    • Bart C.

      I would suggest that we pick a point to paint. The one near the restaurants - in the middle - gives the most varied subjects, has bathrooms and food right there. The boats are moored individually, not stacked up like at the inner harbor. You can see the jetty and the fishing pier (everyone paints that sooner or later). The buildings within view and short walk are all interesting and varied (unlike the uniform ones at inner harbor). There is beach, would likely be birds, trees, a vegetable vendor stand, and boat docks all within short walking distance. Parking too.

      February 2, 2014

  • Leane

    And + dog

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Bart C.

    Also, plenty of places to eat, snack, drink, sit, gather. Weather tends to be better on the Coast side in winter than inland. Was just there this afternoon and it was drop dead gorgeous! BTW, it's crab season and boats have live crab for sale; one even had abalone.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Bart C.

    Jenny, I have a visual of places to paint in Princeton, but this setup doesn't allow me to enter a picture. I'll load that to the group photos for your reference.

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work late the night before. So, I won't be making it this time :( Have fun!

    January 18, 2014

  • Bart C.

    What most people think of as the marina for HMB is actually 8 minutes up the coast at Pillar Point and Princeton Harbor. Lots to paint here and bathrooms and food available on the spot. Harbor scenes, coasta and ocean scenes, food markets, old buildings, old boats in dry dock, and nearby the point where you watch Mavericks.

    1 · January 18, 2014

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