Lonesome Valley




Artwork Notes:

Plein air from yesterday, super close to home, but at least a world and a half away…

Titled after Woody Guthrie’s song of the same name:

You gotta walk that lonesome valley,
You gotta walk it by yourself,
Nobody here can walk it for you,
You gotta walk it by yourself.

Some people say that John was a Baptist,
Some folks say he was a Jew,
But your holy scripture tells you
That he was a preacher too.

Daniel was a Bible hero,
Was a prophet brave and true,
In a den of hungry lions
Proved what faith can do for you.

There’s a road that leads to glory
Through a valley far away,
Nobody else can walk it for you,
They can only point the way.

Mamma and daddy loves you dearly,
Sister does and brother, too,
They may beg you to go with them,
But they cannot go for you.

I’m gonna walk that lonesome valley,
I’m gonna walk it by myself,
Don’t want to nobody to walk it for me,
I’m gonna walk it by myself.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Lonesome Valley"
Original Size: 16" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2016

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 12/28/2016
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: 1-2 Miles
Access Logitics: Sneaky Public Access Easement
Geological Hazards: Mud and Sludge
Botanical Hazards: Some Poison Oak Observed
Biological Hazards: Big Fat Snake!
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Temperature: Uncomfortably Cool


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