Dog’s Eye View

Plein air artwork of Dog Beach at the mouth of the Del Mar Lagoon on the San Diego coast of southern California

Artwork Notes:

This was a quick one at the end of a longish day of painting with Wade Koniakowsky, Norm Daniels, and Jose Emroca Flores. I believe Greg Gorgas joined in for this quick later afternoon session as well. We’d been painting all week together so by now these guys knew when I wandered off with a 16×20 canvas that it could be awhile- I often spend well over 2 hours on a single painting that size in the field. They looked at their watches and exchanged concerned looks and promptly gave me a stern 1 hour curfew like good parents. I can only wonder if they said to one another after I went marching up the hill that it was “for his own good, you know”. It was a neat view up there. I didn’t have time to think it over much, so I just went after this one in a flurry. I think a few of them are in the painting too, painting by one of those umbrellas on the beach. I made it back right on time, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say they seemed surprised. I can be a good kid sometimes.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Dog’s Eye View"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2018

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 07/26/2018
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > San Diego
Road Trip: Heat Wave Tour - July 2018

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Anthropological Hazards: Other Painters


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