First Things First

Plein air artwork from the California coast near Carlsbad in San Diego County



Artwork Notes:

A quick one first thing in the morning after spending a week painting with Wade Koniakowsky down in his neighborhood awhile back. I guess I wasn’t done painting yet. Pretty sure I did 4 paintings on this day to celebrate being done with a busy week of… painting? Don’t judge. Just like mourning, we all celebrate in different ways. 

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "First Things First"
Original Size: 12" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2018

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 07/30/2018
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > San Diego
Road Trip: Heat Wave Tour - July 2018

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Access Logitics: Prohibited Area (on Public Land), Fence or Gate Hopping Required
Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Temperature: Uncomfortably Warm


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