Box of Rain

A painting of the Garcia Rivermouth near the Point Arena lighthouse on the Mendocino coast of northern California



Artwork Notes:

And then there was this. I’d looked all my life for a wave like this peeling across an empty sandbar on a lonely coast in California. I could hardly believe my eyes. But even if they had betrayed me, there was also that feeling in the gut, the butterfly that gnaws and never lies about the presence of greatness, holy ground, and all that. Today was not the day to venture any further, but I’ll be back.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Box of Rain"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2021

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 03/16/2021
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Mendocino

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Access Logitics: Sneaky Public Access Easement
Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs
Biological Hazards: High Grass- Tick Country!


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