The 3rd Saturday Paint Out Group
David Peterson’s 3rd Saturday Paint Out
We enjoyed painting at Effie Yeaw Nature Center Saturday March 20, 2021.
Join me as I paint the urban scene. I'll be again painting out front at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center/Gift Gallery, at 9683 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624. Join me there as I paint a couple of demo watercolors Saturday February 20, 11 am-2 pm. Shown is a 22x15" watercolor painted last week. I have a huge exhibit in the gallery that runs through February 25
We painted downtown Roseville January 16, 2021. Met at Civic Center 9:30 am. A visit to Blue Line Arts was suggested to see the Crocker Kingsley Show. But the 15 or so artists stuck to their paintings. Where to next month?
We painted under the Watt Avenue bridge over the American River. December 19, 2020.
We painted at Effie Yeaw Nature Center on November 27, 2020, Black Friday
In November on the 3rd Saturday I was an exhibiting artist at
August 15, 2020 we painted Fair Oaks Village in 107 degree heat!
Amador City – home of a picturesque hotel and other buildings, yields lots of plein air scenes. There is a small antiquated bridge and creek. There is a public bathroom on Main St. Parking is free, and there are restaurants nearby.
3rd Saturday Paint Out was held at Jensen Botanical Gardens June 20, 2020
Dear 3rd Saturday Painters,
I have cancelled the 3rd Saturday Paint Out for the month of April and May.
In January and in February 2020 we painted at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center on the 3rd Saturday.
December 21, 2019 9:30 AM – 12 PM Watt Avenue Access is conveniently located just off busy Watt Ave. on rhe south side of the river adjacent to the bridge. This where we were past Decembers.
Rain or shine. There is shelter under the bridge.
The Watt Avenue access point is a perfect example of the proximity of the river to the urban environment. How to Get There: From U.S. Highway 50, take the Watt Avenue North exit. Stay in the right lane and exit at La Riviera Drive. Make a left at the end of the La Riviera ramp, and then make a right into the park’s gates. There is a $5 fee, unless you have a County Parks annual pass. There are restrooms. There are nearby resturants. Upon entering the gate go over the levee and turn left under the bridge. Park and meet near the restroom. There are plenty of painting sites, some are a short hike. The boat ramp is a good place to set up for non-hikers. If you want to walk we can show you plenty of wonderful spots.
November 3rd Saturday Paint Out was at the Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse. There were 15 artists painting on this beautiful fall day.
There really was not going to be a Paint Out in September. I was participating at SAC Open Studios in September.
August was cancelled.
There is no formal paint out in July. You are signed up to compete at the State Fair, right?
3rd Saturday Paint Out June 15, 2019, 9-1 pm Plaza Park - Old Fair Oaks Village Were you there?
Met in the Afternoon Arcade Creek Park - Jo Smith Nature Trail
In March the 3rd Saturday Paint Out Sacrame to Fine Arts Center in the Sutter Buttes!
3rd Saturday Paint Out in February 2019 was at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center
January 2019 - Sutters Fort
3rd Saturday Paint Out - Sutters Fort–Midtown
3rd Saturday Paint Out in October 2017 was at Ancil Hoffman Park.
Where shall we go in November?
September 16, 2017, 9:30 am -1 pm Come join us for a special 3rd Saturday Paint out in the Arden Arcade area. Artists will arrive at 10 am and we will paint in the garden of Sheila Jcobs on the Open Studio tour. Meet Sheila and other artistsand visitors! Sheila Jacobs Studio, Gallery and Garden is located at 4365 Morpheus Lane, Sacramento CA 95864. Her studio is a stop in the Sacramento Open Studio Tour! There other artists studios are nearby. Lost? Questions? Can’t find us? Call David Peterson: Cell: 916-716-5951
August: I was in Yosemite!
July: We were at the Fair!
3rd Saturday Paint Out June 17, 2017, 9-1 pm Plaza Park - Old Fair Oaks Village
Fair Oaks’ uniqueness stems from its existing business core and town center. Located in the Village on Fair Oaks Blvd is a historic plaza bordered by historic buildings full of unique galleries and shops. The village shares the similar characteristics one could find in a small town atmosphere, scenes of the old historic Fair Oaks Village buildings, roosters and chickens.
DIRECTIONS From Highway 50, exit Sunrise towards Rancho Cordova. Drive over the river to Fair Oaks. Turn right off Sunrise on to Fairs Oaks Blvd. Turn left at the first stop sign, and you will remain on Fair Oaks Blvd. The village square is located on the right just past the next stop sign. Early arrivers will be able to park at the park. Parking is free, and there are restrooms nearby.
\We painted at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center January 21, 2017. We, that is me and one other guy. I think the girls were wearing pink hats and marching on something.
December 17, 2016 we will meet at Watt Avenue American River Access 9 am. PDF Flyer
On November 19, 2016 we met at Sutters Fort in the rain.
Join us September 17, 2016 at Patris Studio and Gallery pdf
On August 20, 2016 Davis Ranch Sloughhouse pdf
On the July 2016 3rd Saturday we participated in the Plein Air at the Fair Contest.
June 2016 we painted in Amador City
3rd Saturday in may we participated in the Art Where Wild Things Are event at Effie Yeaw Nature Center
April 16, 2016 WPA Gardens in Land Park pdf
March 2016 found us on the American River at Watt Avenue with "High Water".
November 3rd Saturday Paint Out was at the Wm Ponds Rec Area.
October 3rd Saturday Paint Out was led by Kate Grebitus and was in Old Town Auburn.
September 2015 3rd Saturday Paint Out was at the Sacramento Zoo
Missed the 3rd Saturday Paint out August 15, 2015. I was in Yosemite. Where are we going on September 19th?
July 18-19, 2015, California State Fair Plein Air at the Fair
June 20, 2015, Fair Oaks Plaza Park
May 16, May 2015, Carmichael Park, "Shades of Carmichael"
April 18, 2015, Vernal Pools, Phoenix Park Fair Oaks, CA.
February 21, 2015, 9:30-12:30
December 20, 2014, we painted at Watt Avenue American River South Access.
The November 3rd Saturday paint Out was in Old Sacramento. We metat the corner of Front Street and J November 15, 2014.
David Peterson’s 3rd Saturday Paint Out. Every month artists
paint in a different location.
The 3rd Saturday Paintout is an ad hoc group of outdoor painters in the Sacramento region. David Peterson is carrying on the tradition started decades ago. Earl Thollander, John Hansen, Whitt Cox, William Tuthill and Don Birrell were early participants. It was carried on by Bob Miller and others. After a long hiatus it was revived by Bob Miller, Paula Lloyd who were joined by David Peterson! There is no membership, no fee required. Just get on the notification list and show up and paint. Open to beginners and professionals of all mediums from pastel to photography, watercolor, oils, acrylic, pencil and what ever you make marks with. Third Saturday Paintout Group meets year round and is not associated with any art organization.
3rd Saturday Pint Out in March 2014 was Vernon Street, Roseville.
In February the 3rd Saturday Paintout was at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. The March 2014 location to be announced.
3rd Saturday Paintout - Tower Theater
September 3rd Saturday Paint was at Patris Studio and Gallery in Historic Oak Park.
The artist will attend an art class at the Yosemite Art Center in Yosemite Village on the 3rd Saturday in August! See you there! 10 am!
We skipped the 3rd Saturday Paintout in July! You participated in the California State Fair Plein Air at the Fair Contest, right? David Peterson won 3rd place!.
Third Saturday paintout on May 18, 2013 was at Arcade Creek Park – Jo Smith Nature Trail. There were only two of us. Where were you!
The 3rd Saturday paintout in March was at Sutters Fort, Midtown!
In April we will paint in in Sutter-Jensen Park again.
January 3rd Saturday Paint Out, January 19th, was at Capitol Park. Bruce Hancock hosted.
In November David painted alone in the rain in Old Sacramento. In December a group painted at the South Access Watt Avenue Bridge.
The September 3rd Saturday Paint Out (September 15th) was in the WPA Botanical Gardens in Wm. Land Park! In October 2012 we painted in the Jenson Botanical Gardens in Carmichael.
The 3rd Saturday Paint Out for January was "Paint the Tower" from Willies parking lot.
The 3rd Saturday "Ad hoc" Paintout Group next meets every month at a different location. Click to be on notification list. The 3rd Saturday Paintout for August 20th was in Old Sacramento at Front and J Streets. The September 3rd Saturday Paint Out was Miller Park.
In October the 3rd Saturday Paint Out will paint McKinely Park and the Clunie Clubhouse!
December, 2010 3rd Saturday Paintout was theTower Theater Sacramento
from Willies parking lot.. Download flyer with map and details here.
July 2010 paintout location was the Oak Park Historical District.
Email David to be on the notification list.
In June, we met at Charles Jensen Botanical Gardens. Ten of us painted in the cool verdant gardens.
April 3rd Saturday 2010, 9 of us met at the Folsom Powerhouse.
March 20, 2010 a record number of 3rd Saturday Painters converged on 2nd Street in Old Sacramento.
February 20, 2010 we met at the Plaza in Fair Oaks Village.
In January 2010,15 painters converged at East Lawn, Folson Blvd. and braved the cold and painted in this century old cemetery.
December's 3rd Saturday Paintout was at Watt Avenue American River Access.
November 21, 2009 we went to Davis Ranch, Sloughhouse. There were 13 in the group.
October 17, 2009, Sutter Street Folsom
See pictures of past paintouts. Click here.