Malibu Creek State Park
These are a few compositional sketches I did during a paint-out at Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas, CA recently.
There's a lot of great scenery and a lot of good shade for artists who want to avoid exposure to the sun. The scenery runs the gamut from open vistas, froggy marshes, babbling brooks, meadows and dirt roads to ponds, rocks, flowers and trees.
Going on a weekend is highly NOT recommended because of the influx of slobs, noise, music, diapers and beer cans. Weekdays in the late fall and winter are much more civilized.
Day use parking is $10 and might go up to $15 soon, but for the scenery and the chance for a quiet day of painting or sketching, off-season, it's worth it.