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Sketch or Paint & Paddle at Cosumnes River Preserve ~

  • Apr 21, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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About a dozen artists from Sacramento Plein Air Painters and Sacramento Sketchers - (both are Meetup groups) will be attending this event.

Some have their own kayaks or canoes, some would love to have a ride in one.

Park your car in the upper level large parking lot, located on the east side of Franklin Boulevard. (This lot is an 1/8 of a mile further south of the Preserve's west side parking lot, located on the other side of Franklin Blvd.)

Walk (or ride your skateboard) with your canoe or kayak down the long slanted ramp that is by parking lot to get to the launching area.

Some artists will be gathering there to sketch or paint the scene.

If you like to sketch or paint while you pause to float, bring your art supplies along.

There's a beautiful, wild scene there at the launch area that reminds me of the Louisiana bayous and the Florida Everglades. (see photo at the top.)

Bring a snack and your beverage.



Let's plan to get a group photo at 5:00 PM near where this guy is with his orange kayak.






Watch KVIE "Rob on the Road" video on the Cosumnes River Preserve - copy this link into your browser:!

And here's a video of a kayaker at Cosumnes, rolling his kayak down the long ramp, launching it, paddling out and catching a nice fish:

Note: Pets are not allowed in the park.

Restrooms at the Visitor's Center.

This is a fair weather event. If it's cold, rainy or windy, we'll re-schedule to a future date.

Hope you can help us artists make this a really fun event.

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  • martha e.

    [masked] Hey all, Please have a super fun time today on this adventure and please take some photos of yourselves and each other painting and/or kayaking and post them here for all of us to see. I have to jump on a plane and go to Ohio today to see my dear, sweet mother who is on her way out of this earthly world, bound for Heaven. I will schedule a second similar adventure for late Summer. Please have fun today!

    April 21, 2013

  • Mary L.

    Sorry, A change in plans will not allow me to attend. Thank you for setting up the event, maybe next time.

    April 20, 2013

  • Janeen G.

    I won't be able to make it after all. Hope to be able to meet up with sketchers another time.

    April 20, 2013

  • martha e.

    The weather is forecast to be perfect for our shady outing - sunny and 80F.

    April 20, 2013

  • martha e.

    We are up to 19 RSVPs from my artist group who will be joining us - likely most will be on the dock though, as I don't believe too mony of them own kayaks. i did post Daniel's wonderful, generous offer on the posts at the artist sites, tho. I will bring some extra watercolor brushes, paints and card stock to share with you paddlers who might want some. Just dip your brush in the river as you drift- wee!

    April 17, 2013

    • Jana B.

      Martha, just wanted to let you know that although I have RSVP'd yes, I'm headed out of town today and may not be able to get back in time for the paddle, but am hopeful that I'll be there.

      April 20, 2013

    • martha e.

      fingers crossed.

      April 20, 2013

  • Jeanne A.

    You are all having so many great trips and so far I have had previous commitments on all! My calendar will be lightening soon and I hope to be joining you!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Daniel A.

    Sounds really cool. You guys are welcome to use our rental kayaks. We would just need to arrange to have them picked up Saturday and Returned Tuesday.

    1 · February 19, 2013

    • martha e.

      Daniel, what a wonderful offer! I'll post your offer on the Painters and Sketchers' sites. Thanks!

      March 14, 2013

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