Malibu Landscape Oil Painting – Creekside in Malibu

Creekside in Malibu
(Malibu Creek State Park)
11 x 14
oil on linen panel

Malibu Creek, in the Santa Monica Mountains, is swelling with winter rains, and the water is nourishing the surrounding lands. This painting celebrates the return of spring in one of our most beautiful local areas, Malibu Creek State Park.

This is an area that I love to visit and paint over and over again. The creek has many different moods depending upon the season and the weather. To see more of my malibu creek paintings, visit this link.

We’ve had a few days of sunshine here, but the rain is headed back again tomorrow. I don’t mind it too much because I know it means a fantastic springtime full of wildflowers. But I do thrive on the beautiful clear skies the way the weather was yesterday. Studio work is fun but plein air painting is the best.

This weekend I’m looking forward to welcoming some visitors to my studio who are interested in seeing some prints of my work. I think it’s time to put aside the brushes for a moment and rediscover the vacuum cleaner.


  1. Jo
    February 23, 2010

    Hi Karen, I love coming by and seeing your latest work. Very nice pieces. I always get inspired and leave with a smile on my face. :)

  2. Marian Fortunati
    February 24, 2010

    This is WONDERFUL!! I love this area and this painting really captures it so well!!

  3. Ezartesa
    February 24, 2010

    Thats really amazing and so beautiful!

  4. Anjelina
    February 24, 2010

    This looks natural…
    I am always tempted by serene beauty of nature and this comes well depicted in this picture.

  5. joyce
    February 26, 2010

    Karen, this is beautiful. I’m drawn in by the water, rocks and the amazing reflections of the blues and greens.

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