California Poppies


Artwork Notes:

After this piece I came to the conclusion that the nearly unbearable intensity of the color of California poppies in bright sunshine may just be one of nature’s cruelest tricks ever hoisted upon unsuspecting plein air painters. It’s just not fair, really.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "California Poppies"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2002

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Region: Not the California Coast > Somewhere in California (Just not the Coast)

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: 2-4 Miles
Anthropological Hazards: Crowds with Lots of Questions
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Temperature: Uncomfortably Warm


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