Free Range #23: Location, Location, Location


Artwork Notes:

Odometer: unknown, the numbers kept spinning, I’ll have to get it checked out, must be busted or something…
Plein air
12 x 12

One of the most enjoyable parts of this trip has been having the time to explore some dog legs off the main roads that I’ve wondered about for years and peer around a few corners on nothing but a whim and a bleeping internal surf radar. On one remote stretch of coast where I stood looking out at the glassy lines I was surprised by the sound of the crunching dirt road gravel very close by. Looking around for who or what was nearby, I realized it was just my jaw that had dropped to the ground on realization that I was staring out at just the oceanfront spread I’d been looking for for so long. Nothing too fancy, just a place to raise some cattle, skate my private bowl, and surf a left or right point on any given day, you know, just the basics… holy moly. Let’s not worry about where this is, let’s just be content to know that this is. California, I love you.


Barely room
To park a single van
You wouldn’t know
It was down there
If you didn’t have an odd
Compulsion
To pull over
At every opportunity


-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Free Range #23: Location, Location, Location"
Original Size: 12" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2015

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 08/03/2015
Region: The California Coast > Central California > Monterey
Road Trip: California 2015

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Had to Sleep in My Van
Parking Logistics: Questionable or Illegal Parking Required
Access Logitics: Awkwardly Close to Cars or Trains, The Shoulder of a Busy Road/Highway
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade


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