Fixer Upper


Artwork Notes:

I was hoping to go further up the coast but the midday high tide and a deeply eroded beach combined with solid swell prevented me from going much further than this little beach hut. Not that I didn’t try, it got pretty dicey around that corner. Timed my way around a few bends between sets but progress was slow and up the coast lines of whitewater were smashing all the way to the cliff face that I had hoped to reach. Stood and watched for a good long time, pondered a few potential outcomes, and finally retreated back to this little fort and made the most of it. Wish I had the family with me, the kids would have fixed this place up nice.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Fixer Upper"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2016

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 11/17/2016
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: 2-4 Miles
Hiking Terrain: Trudging Through Soft Sand
Geological Hazards: Surging Waves/ Wet Boots
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade


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