“Rogue Showers” $655

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 20″ x 16″
Year: 2019

Price: $655
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Matt Beard Art- Plein Air Original Painting Documentation

Price Breakdown:

Base Price:
$400 – ($1.25 per square inch)

$91.5 – Approximate distance from Eureka, CA ($0.3 per mile)
$50 – Overnight Travel
$0 – Sleeping in Van
$0 – Tricky Urban Camping

On the Ground Logistics:
$0 – Paid Parking
$0 – Illegal or Questionable Parking Required: Nope
$0 – Parking Ticket or Citation Issued

$0 – Painted from Roof of Van (that platform wasn’t cheap)

$0 – Painted from Private Land: No
$0 – Posted ‘No Trespassing’
$0 – Harrassed by Authorities/Told to Leave
$0 – Citation for Tresspassing Issued
$0 – Fence/Gate Hopping
$0 – Barbed Wire
$0 – Blood

$30 – Hauling Gear on Foot ($30 per mile)
$0 – Off Trail Wilderness Tromping
$0 – Climbing or Vertical Scrambling Requiring Use of Hands: None
$0 – Full On Bushwhacking: None

$15 – Poison Oak Observed: Some
$0 – Bee/Wasp/Other Painful Insect Bites ($15 each)
$0 – Mosquitoes: None
$0 – Ticks Observed on Skin or Clothing: None
$0 – Tick Bites ($125 each!!)

$30 – Wind ($2 per mph)
$0 – Shade/Sun: Mostly Overcast
$13.5 – Heat/Cold ($1.5 per degree farhenheit above/below 65)
$0 – Crowds/Questions/Human Element: Nice and Quiet

$-75 – Sustenance Provided by Others Before, During or After Painting: Cold Beer and Snacks
$0 – Fun Surf At Location Before, During, or After Painting: Nothing, if it looks good in the painting, I probably lied.

$100 – Other: East of Highway One


Like a sleeping dog, I lay on the floor listening to the passing showers. There was no need to race daylight now. The smell of coffee. Slow conversations. Three times I moved toward the door with this hilltop in mind, only for the rain to return and thwart my progress. Another cup of coffee before I go. With each cup the day looks a little brighter- the results of caffeine or the weather, I’m still not sure which. When the bottom of the mug revealed itself dry, so did the pavement outside, and that was my cue. Up the hill in the ominous gray, a gusty wind keeping things interesting. The view is worth it all. My only goal was to at least get something started before the next shower chased me off this hill on which I now stood at the easel in what would prove a brief window of clarity. Frantic sketching led to frantic painting, which led to frantic packing up during the start of the next downpour.  Upon returning to shelter and looking at what was produced I was surprised at how well it came together considering the adverse conditions that birthed this scene.

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