Forgive Us Our Trespasses


Artwork Notes:

The first sign said
No Trespassing

After climbing over the gate
And walking across the forbidden land
The second sign said
Permission to Pass

We couldn’t help but wonder
For whom was this one written?

It is always good
To be forgiven

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Forgive Us Our Trespasses"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2016

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 08/26/2016
Region: The California Coast > Santa Barbara > Southern California
Road Trip: Santa Barbara/Ventura 2016

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: 2-4 Miles
Access Logitics: Private Property, Posted: No Trespassing, Fence or Gate Hopping Required, Barbed Wire
(Painted Without Permission)
Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs
Botanical Hazards: Lots of Poison Oak!
Biological Hazards: High Grass- Tick Country!
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Temperature: Uncomfortably Warm


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