Free Range #9: Angles


Artwork Notes:

Odometer: 389.1 miles

The fog bank stuck around all day, threatening to shut down my art operations at any moment. When I rounded a point that marks a significant change in the angle the coast faces, from northwest to southwest, I figured the little micro climate created in the lee of the point would be my best bet for some stable sunshine. This place wasn’t on my list to paint, but I was concerned about heading any further and back into the fog. Just like a surf trip, the main rule is to never pass up a decent setup, enjoy what is there in the moment. Epic days happen when they happen, but you can drive around all day looking for them and not find them at all.


The beauty affects you
Right away
The oak, however
Can take a week or two

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Free Range #9: Angles"
Original Size: 12" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2015

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 07/25/2015
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Mendocino
Road Trip: California 2015

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Had to Sleep in My Van
Vehicular Logistics: Painted from Inside the Van
Temperature: Uncomfortably Warm


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