Losing his Mind While I Lost the Plot




Artwork Notes:

After several long days of painting I sometimes hit a wall. Pushing through it where I can, sometimes this art gig becomes work. Fun work, but still work. I wanted to paint this spot just because I’ve had some fun waves here over the years, but didn’t anticipate how difficult it would be to put it all into a functional composition. That and the sunlight being directly behind my back creating a sort of flat shadowless light. Somewhere in the tired struggle to convey a sense of this place I felt like it got away from me and even looking at it now I don’t really know where I was trying to go here. Just sorta lost the plot I guess. Maybe it was in the air, a hobo kid that must have just eaten all his drugs wandered incoherently in and out of my world while working here. Are brain frying loopagenics contagious? Most likely not, I think I was just tired….

I hope the kid makes it through, there’s a fair bit of lostness in the eyes around parts of this town, but that’s a whole different story. I need some sleep. Good night. Love the ones around you, we all need each other. 

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Losing his Mind While I Lost the Plot"
Original Size: 16" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2016

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 09/28/2016
Region: The California Coast > Central California > Santa Cruz
Road Trip: Santa Cruz 2016

Artwork Logistics:


Anthropological Hazards: People Drinking, Sketchy Human Interactions
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade


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