Old Haunt


Artwork Notes:

Painted this one two days ago. Used to spend a lot of time up on this bluff and out in the shifting sloppy beach break out front. Haven’t painted up here in about 8 years. Shortly after setting up another painter walked up and cut right to it, “where you from?” I was laughing inside, usually only hear that kind of introduction in the water in these parts, didn’t know it extended to land based art culture as well. I knew the guy, though, great artist and we’re connected on these here social medias, so once he figured out who I was he smiled and warmed up. Almost wish I’d bluffed him to see how deep the art localism gets up here. Bluff top turf brawl, my easel tossed off the cliff, busted glasses, all that. He was maybe a bit older but he’d have rung my clock I reckon. Good times anyway. I should come out here more often I guess.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Old Haunt"
Original Size: 12" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2015

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 11/12/2015
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:


Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs
Anthropological Hazards: Other Painters, Roaming Scientists
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade


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