The Malibu Lagoon

The Malibu Lagoon


Last week I was able to take a trip to one of my favorite places, Malibu. My intent was to take photographs that I could then paint as I did not have time to do some plein air. I decided to stop at the lagoon which is located close to the Malibu Pier, just past the Adamson House. It is a beautiful spot and is where the founding family of Malibu chose to build their home. It has been preserved as a wildlife sanctuary.


Malibu has so many beautiful spots that would make great paintings, why did I choose the lagoon? I chose the lagoon to bring a spotlight to global warming. We can all do our part and my part is to paint nature as a reminder to the public that the problem is not going away.

The lagoon itself has evidence of this environmental problem. There is a dock at the Adamson House that was built around the 1930’s along the lagoon edge of the property. One can tell that water use to come all of the way up to the dock, but now it has not seen water there in quite some time. The edge of the dock is dried land that cracks in the warm California sun. The home and property is now a state park.


The painting is an original done in oil on a 9 x 12 linn panel board. You can purchase this original painting at Wendy B’s Studio .


Published by wendy brown

I am an artist/writer living in Southern California.

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