Not So Distant Shores

Plein air artwork from Scorpion Ranch on Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park off the coast of California



Artwork Notes:

Plein air from one of California’s other coasts

Not too often do I paint from places I can’t drive my van to, but it sure is fun to see these coasts with no roads and crystal clear waters. I’m stoked to be heading south for another round with one of our offshore islands next week.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Not So Distant Shores"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2018

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 07/14/2018
Region: The California Coast > The Channel Islands > Santa Barbara > Southern California
Road Trip: Heat Wave Tour - July 2018

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: 1-2 Miles
Vehicular Logistics: Extra Vehicular Assistance Needed
Extra-Vehicular Requirements: Boat Required for Access
Anthropological Hazards: Roaming Scientists, Crowds with Lots of Questions
Weather Logistics: Painted in Heavy Winds
Temperature: Cooking Hot


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