The perils and pleasures of plein-air painting


Top: Artist Scott Wynn works on his canvas, which later fell into the lagoon. He chalked it up as all part of the learning process. Above: Visiting artist Meridee Mandino sets up at 10 a.m. on the trail, as surfer Otter (looking to sea) and relatives leave. Right: The Allied Artists take up their brushes at the Malibu Lagoon Paint-Out.