Inclement

Plein air artwork of the beach at San Clemente looking toward the Pier on the Orange county coast of southern california



Artwork Notes:

For much of this trip I faced inclement weather, and eventually made peace with it by embracing the moody darkness it often brought to a scene, punctuated by the bursts of light whenever the clouds would break. Kind of experimental, and kind of a lot of fun. I had no intention of creating these darker pieces to match our dark times. But as I revisit them, there is something in them that speaks louder to me now than it did at the time. But in spite of the intensity, it’s not the ominous vibes that come through, it’s the hope contained in the light. No storm lasts forever. 

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Inclement"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2019

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 05/19/2019
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > Orange County
Road Trip: Maycember 2019

Artwork Logistics:


Access Logitics: Private Property, Posted: No Trespassing
(Painted With Permission)
Biological Hazards: Food/Drink Delivered and Consumed While Painting
Anthropological Hazards: Sketchy Human Interactions


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