Observation: South




Artwork Notes:

While I am generally drawn to cliffside overlooks with sweeping views out to the water, I also find the occasionally more unusual perspective pretty irresistible, especially when it’s one that requires a key and a scientist on your side to gain access to a pier and observation deck that are otherwise closed to the public.

Back when I first went off to college at Humboldt State University I was an oceanography major for about a semester and a half before switching to art. During those brief oceanography years I always figured I’d end up tooling around working on this pier one day…

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Observation: South"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2017

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 05/16/2017
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > San Diego
Road Trip: Southern California 2017

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Hiking Terrain: Pounding Pavement
Access Logitics: Private Property, Posted: No Trespassing
(Painted With Permission)
Anthropological Hazards: Roaming Scientists
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade


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