Out of the Lighthouse and Into the Light

A plein air painting of the view from inside the Punta Gorda Lighthouse on the Lost Coast Trail in Humboldt, California



Artwork Notes:

Just a reminder to never abandon your light.
You will wind up empty, forlorn.
Graffiti on your walls, occasionally funny, sometimes crude.
But mostly just the illegible names of spirits brought in by the wind.
And the markings of lovers whose bodies were dragged in by the tide.
Your doorway darkened by the ghost of a travelling painter.
Stealing your light.
Haunted.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Out of the Lighthouse and Into the Light"
Original Size: 16" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2019

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 08/13/2019
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Backpacking with Too Much Gear
Miles Hiked: 6-10 Miles
Hiking Terrain: Trudging Through Soft Sand, Deep Creek or River Crossing
Geological Hazards: Surging Waves/ Wet Boots
Botanical Hazards: Some Poison Oak Observed
Biological Hazards: High Grass- Tick Country!
Weather Logistics: Painted in Heavy Winds, Painted in Stupid Strong Wind that I had No Business Trying to Paint In


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