Surfrider Beach is one of the most famous spots in Malibu. It is right next door to the historic Adamson House State Park.
Before I left on my family holiday vacation I joined friends to enoy our beautiful SoCal weather to paint outside in Malibu, CA. My friends, Jan Cipolla and Sharon Weaver, and I were wandering around at the Adamson House looking for spots to paint. Jan painted Malibu pier which is directly to the south of Adamson AND Surfrider. I tried to paint the surf and the surfers at Surfrider. Neither of us painted anything at the Adamson House. Sharon painted a colorful pot and fountain she liked on the beach side of the house.
I have been intrigued while watching David Gallup paint various views of surfers and beach birds en plein air at one of his favorite spots, Mongos. I thought it might be fun to try it too.
Although this painting's not perfect, on the whole, I was pleased with my little plein air sketch.
I might use it as a start on something a bit bigger. I'll need to make some major changes, but it might be fun. Time will tell.