Cottage Industry




Artwork Notes:

Hot exhaust fumes hardening into tar deposits hanging in the air over the snow cone machines where the tourist buses come to die and pour out their guts just short of the hospital where elderly cottages are kept on life support by the steady IV drip of short-term rental vacation deposits.

This place is bought and sold to the masses as a glimpse back in time to an older California.

Except the older California didn’t have a gift shop.

I just came to paint and move on. It really is an adorable little cove though.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Cottage Industry"
Original Size: 16" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2021

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 04/30/2021
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > Orange County

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Had to Sleep in My Van
Parking Logistics: Paid Park Entrance Required
Miles Hiked: 1-2 Miles
Hiking Terrain: Pounding Pavement
Access Logitics: The Shoulder of a Busy Road/Highway
Biological Hazards: Trash and Debris, Painted in Public During a Global Pandemic
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Temperature: Cooking Hot


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