Free Range #28: For Those Who Have Gone Before Us


Artwork Notes:

Odometer: 1296.1 miles

There’s a lot of history here. Native history, Spanish colonial history, surfing history, and countless other threads entwine around this focal point of the coast. As I painted this one I chatted with a local who a long time friend of a fellow coastal artist who passed away not too long ago. Hearing his stories and backstories to those stories really brought home the reality to me that this life is too short not to live fully. He lived a much different life than I, but born to another time and place it could have been me that was gone and him just now hearing tales of my days here. Hug the ones you love.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Free Range #28: For Those Who Have Gone Before Us"
Original Size: 12" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2015

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 08/06/2015
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > Los Angeles
Road Trip: California 2015

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Had to Sleep in My Van
Miles Hiked: 1-2 Miles
Hiking Terrain: Pounding Pavement
Anthropological Hazards: Sketchy Human Interactions, Surfers Are The Worst, Crowds with Lots of Questions


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