A Wide Range

Plein air painting of a cattle ranch at Drake's Estero at Point Reyes National Park on the Marin coast of California

Artwork Notes:

The fourth painting completed in one long day spent in solitude, hunting views and painting in one of the most beautiful parts of California I can think of. I’ve driven past this little ranch nestled along a finger of this estuary and always thought it would make a nice painting. The day was fading fast, but I don’t get out this way too often so I made the most of it. From tree lined roads, to quiet beaches, to sweeping rugged vistas, to serene pastoral settings, there truly is a wide range of possibilities to paint out here.

Also, there will always be a moon over Marin.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "A Wide Range"
Original Size: 20" x 10"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2018

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 09/17/2018
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Marin
Road Trip: A Bit Farther Out (Mostly) 2018

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Had to Sleep in My Van
Biological Hazards: Mosquitoes
Weather Logistics: Painted in Heavy Winds


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