Free Range #29: This Too Shall Pass


Artwork Notes:

Odometer: 1361.2 miles

Painted this after driving through the largest freeways of this trip on a hot humid day, suffering a random nosebleed in the fast lane, and arriving to this spot covered in a sweaty layer of cloudfunk. Figured I’d make the most of it as since I was here. This place has history with me. When I really got into landscapes and plein air art around 15 years ago, I was briefly living in long beach and this was the closest place to come and hike and submerse one’s self in nature and atmosphere and not see cars, roads, or houses for miles. And its also very close to the beach where I proposed to my wife a little over 15 years ago as well. We celebrated our 15th anniversary together up the coast a few days ago, so was really wanting to paint one around here even though I wasn’t too inspired when setting up. Laid out a few lines and was greeted by the heaviest rain I’ve seen on this trip. Just about called it quits, but figured this too would pass, and sure enough it did. Glad I didn’t give up earlier.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Free Range #29: This Too Shall Pass"
Original Size: 12" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2015

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 08/07/2015
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > Orange County
Road Trip: California 2015

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Had to Sleep in My Van
Parking Logistics: Paid Park Entrance Required
Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Weather Logistics: Threatening to Rain, Rain!


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