End of the West

Plein air artwork of the pedestrian overpass at T Street on the Orange County coast of Southern California

Artwork Notes:

It’s the end of the west
It’s the setting sun
It’s a train-wreck that’s only just begun

It’s a crowded bar
It’s the law of the land
It’s illicit activities obscured by hot sand

It’s a war at sea
It’s the first shots fired
It’s victory in sight, though not the one desired

It’s a shift in the wind
It’s an outgoing tide
It’s the last man standing as the captain died

It’s a history lesson
It’s the name of the street
It’s a blank stare from the strangers we will never meet

It’s childhood freedom
It’s only in jest
It’s just getting started but it’s the end of the west

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "End of the West"
Original Size: 12" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2019

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 05/18/2019
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > Orange County
Road Trip: Maycember 2019

Artwork Logistics:


Parking Logistics: Hungry Parking Meters
Vehicular Logistics: Painted from Roof Platform on Van
Anthropological Hazards: Surfers Are The Worst
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Temperature: Uncomfortably Warm


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