Free Range #33: Last Rites




Artwork Notes:

Technically, this would be the 33rd piece in the Free Range series. Odometer maybe at 1525 miles or so. Painted it on location in La Jolla at the VIP party for UCSD’s Legends of Surfing Invitational that benefits Moores Cancer Center. This little one raised $1200 to fight cancer that night. Shortly after that I was keeled over in pain and ended up in the ER at Scripps hospital. They couldn’t figure it out and sent me on my way where the stabbing pain came and went for the next 2 weeks. Tests, appointments, all that. Still no answers but feeling better. Reckon 3 weeks of van life and brutal work pace had me neglecting proper nutrition and hydration and I paid the price this time. Anyway, all that is to say I’m not dead yet, and even though this is the last painting I’ve done as of this moment, there will be more. Just a reminder we never know what tomorrow brings. Life is short. Love people. Now.
I’m beyond stoked to have been part of such an amazing event and grateful to all that work so hard to make it happen each year. I hope to be back, and in better condition to howl at the moon and fight cancer like a pirate with you all next year. Heroes.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Free Range #33: Last Rites"
Original Size: 12" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2015

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air, Live Art
Location/Event: UCSD's Longboard Luau and Invitational 2015, VIP Party, La Jolla, CA
Date Painted: 08/14/2015
Nonprofit Beneficiary: UCSD's Moore's Cancer Center
Funds Raised: $1200
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > San Diego
Road Trip: California 2015

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Hiking Terrain: Pounding Pavement
Access Logitics: Private Property
(Painted With Permission)
Biological Hazards: Food/Drink Delivered and Consumed While Painting
Anthropological Hazards: Other Painters


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