Pale Blue Eyes




Artwork Notes:

It’s true, that fog just lingered on, and on. Those pale blue eyes…

I saw a burst of blue sky while rounding a bend and thought for sure the fog was lifting. That was my mistake- thinking anything was sure about fog. I should know better. And I generally do, but the scene was truly beautiful so I thought I’d risk it for the biscuit and I barely got a sketch in before the fog went all gray and dark. I could still make out the foreground ok, but mostly just had to finish the piece on that first impression of a memory. All good. It can be somewhat liberating to chase a memory because it’s more of a feeling than a literal thing to look at and compare to. When it works it’s a lot of fun.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Pale Blue Eyes"
Original Size: 16" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2021

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 07/30/2021
Region: The California Coast > Central California > Monterey

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Had to Sleep in My Van
Vehicular Logistics: Painted from Roof Platform on Van
Access Logitics: The Shoulder of a Busy Road/Highway
Weather Logistics: Threatening to Rain, Fog Battle
Temperature: Uncomfortably Cool


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