Better Times

Plein Air painting of Little River at Moonstone Beach on Humboldt County's Trinidad coast of Northern California

Artwork Notes:

Even though the title says Better Times, it’s not a commentary on that time, this time, or any other time we all collectively think of. It’s a quote from the friend who commissioned this painting who had some of his greatest memories here, followed by some incredibly difficult and tragic years. It’s deeply personal and I’ll leave it at that. I only mention it because I thought it was a beautiful thing to have this meaningful place painted for him to remind him of the good times, and that if there were good times back there, then no matter how hard things get in the present circumstances, better times can always come again.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Better Times"
Original Size: 30" x 15"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2020

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air, Studio Landscapes
Date Painted: 06/09/2020
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:


Biological Hazards: Painted in Public During a Global Pandemic
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade


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