Fleeting Glimpse




Artwork Notes:

Painted live at Redwood Curtain brewery during a live music set from Likwefi. No plan, just paint and let the music guide the pace. Twice during the show I thought I saw a bird and tried to define it, but the more I developed it, the worse it looked as it wasn’t a planned drawing of a bird, just some random forms that hinted at a bird, like seeing shapes in clouds. Ended up resolving the piece by bringing it back to pure abstraction during the closing songs. Cracks me up thinking of folks watching me paint at these things and thinking that I know what I’m doing. If they could only step inside my head for a moment or two they’d wonder how I even left my house and made it to the show. Pure scatterwonky. And yet for all that, I still somehow end up with a painting I kinda dig. Not a bad deal.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Fleeting Glimpse"
Original Size: 36" x 36"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2015

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Live Art
Location/Event: Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, Arcata, CA
Date Painted: 10/10/2015


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