Escaping Santa Cruz Crowds: circa 1880

A plein air landscape painting of Gamboa point and Big Creek bridge on Highway One on Monterey's Big Sur coast of California



Artwork Notes:

Yup. Even in 1880 Santa Cruz was getting too crowded for some folks, like Sabrino Gamboa who fled to this stretch of Big Sur’s coast nearly 150 years ago. Same as it ever was, I guess.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Escaping Santa Cruz Crowds: circa 1880"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2020

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 02/20/2020
Region: The California Coast > Central California > Monterey
Road Trip: Big Sur 2020

Artwork Logistics:


Access Logitics: The Shoulder of a Busy Road/Highway
Anthropological Hazards: Crowds with Lots of Questions
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Temperature: Uncomfortably Warm


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