Free Range #31: Summer Cooker


Artwork Notes:

Odometer: 1491.6 miles

Not much to say here. It was really hot this day, not like Texas-in-Summer heat or anything near it, but still much hotter than usual for these parts.

I’m not used to sweating so much near the beach. It’s all well and good if you’ve got your feet in the water, it’s another story when perched tantalizingly close on the bluff for 2 hours in the midday heat.

A beautiful big rainbow beetle kept landing on my easel telling me I should wrap it up and get in the ocean. I replied in beads of saltwater dripping out from under the brim of my hat. He seemed to appreciate this biological pun, buzzing out a little laugh of his wings, but he and I both knew I didn’t belong up there.

-Entry on August 9, 2015

I was hospitalized last night. Possibly dehydration.

-Entry on August 10, 2015

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Free Range #31: Summer Cooker"
Original Size: 12" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2015

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 08/09/2015
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > San Diego
Road Trip: California 2015

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Had to Sleep in My Van
Access Logitics: Prohibited Area (on Public Land)
Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Temperature: Cooking Hot


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