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Plein Air at Crest Avenue, Richmond

About Crest Ave The Crest Avenue trailhead is located in Point Richmond, midway up a gorgeous hill that affords a 360 degree view of the industrial parts of Richmond, Miller Knox Park, Ferry Point, Albany, Berkeley and the bay. The trailhead curves as it goes up and there are paintable views all long. You will be able to park pretty close to the trailhead, but there is room for about ten cars. Please be mindful of this and park close to the others. It is a breezy to windy location. Please come dressed with this in mind and bring bungee cords and stakes if you have them. Alternatively, you may bring plastic bags to tie to your easel to hold it down. Directions to Crest Ave From Berkeley, take 580 towards Marin and get off at Gerrard. Get off on Castro St exit and make a left on Castro Stree...[Read More]

Plein Air at Miller Knox Park

Topic  Editing Elements out of your painting to improve your composition. About Miller Knox Regional Park The west section is dominated by a lagoon, and borders San Francisco Bay. The fenced Santa Fe Railroad tracks keep you away from the shoreline. A 1-mile paved walking trail  winds through a manicured park with attractive shade trees, picnic tables, a playground and placid Canada geese. The area near the lagoon looks out on San Francisco Bay, Mount Tamalpais, and Angel Island. There are bathrooms at this park and water. There is shade under the many trees and ample parking. You’ll want a backpack or a cart with wheels to traverse the grassy expanse. Directions On 580 go in the direction of San Rafael but get of at the Point Richmond Exit. Take the lane fartherst left on the ramp a...[Read More]