An Invitation

Plein air painting of the beach at Houda Point looking out to Camel Rock on the Humboldt Coast of Northern California

Artwork Notes:

I read the invitation on the last falling leaves of our apple tree.
Fall days like this are the best.“Come as you are” is all it said.So we went.Barefoot and happy.Soon enough I found myself standing on the wet sand while painting this one as this shaded creek flowed out to sea around and beneath my feet, pulling no small part of my life-force from my frozen soles and out to sea with it.Next time I get invited to this party, I’m gonna bring boots.Just in case.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "An Invitation"
Original Size: 16" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2019

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 11/03/2019
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Temperature: Uncomfortably Cool


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