Lavender Fields this Saturday morning to paint on location. The weather should be nice and sunny and the fragrances delightful. I'll be demonstrating for San Diego Watercolor Society as part of their Saturday Paint Out series held once a month.
Here are the details:
JUNE 18 9am to 12:30pm
"Our demonstrator is Helen Shafer Garcia, who created all of those illustrations for San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine.The lavender will be in full bloom in June and should be beautiful. It will be warm so bring a hat and water, of course, and I suggest packing lightly as there is a short walk to the demo area and some of you may want to wander farther to paint later. Also, some of the paths are rough. I do not know if food is sold, so bring a sandwich. They did have iced tea available when I was there at the end of April.
I have made arrangements for us to park in the “private reserved parking”or “even parking,” so when you enter the property drive through the main parking lot and follow signs to reserved event parking — quite farther up the road. I will have several SDWS signs on the way. Once you park, unload and walk down the
curving stone paved path to the demo area in the vicinity of the “Tea House.”Everything is well marked in a rustic manner. Also, restrooms are available." SDWS newsletter
Highway #15 to exit Gopher Canyon Road / Old CastleRoad. Turn right at light, and turn right again - short
distance to traffic light. Turn left. You will be on OldCastle Road. Go for about 5 1/2 miles to bottom ofhill. Turn left on Lilac Road and go just over 2 miles,past a yellow veggie stand called ”The Yellow Deli.”
Turn right at Keys Creek Road / Old Lilac Road. Thereis a wooden Lavender Farms sign there and a lavender triangular flag. (If you miss this turn, you will be on Dowling Road - turn back to Keys Creek Road, a dirtroad. Stay on Keys Creek Road (good condition) for 1 1/2 miles. Do not turn into any other roads. You will see occasional lilac flags. When you enter the farm follow directions above.