Car Trouble

Plein air artwork from beside the road at Pebble Beach in crescent city on the del norte coast of northern California

Artwork Notes:

I seem to remember several occasions over the last 20 years where my van wouldn’t start after a surf here. Probably because it was just an old Volkswagon and that’s kinda how they work. It was as good a place as any for the old van since the road makes a gentle descent to beach level just past the little carpark on the top of the bluff. It was never hard to get it pointed down the hill and pop the clutch to get it going. The day I painted this one, in my fancy big sprinter van, I noticed a foul smell just before arriving. I had hoped it was another car on the road, but it followed me a little longer than I’d liked. Just as I pulled up I saw the old Check Engine Light on the dash. Nuts. Ah well, let’s hope it’s nothing major. At any rate, nothing to do about it here anyway, may as well paint the place.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Car Trouble"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2018

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 06/12/2018
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Del Norte

Artwork Logistics:


Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs


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