Prior to the Fire




Artwork Notes:

Painted this on location on my first day in town on this trip. This was the ridiculously hot day here. Not an ounce of wind either. If I knew then what I know now, I would have jammed up the coast to the points north as the wind has been prone to howl out there, cutting paintings short, threatening to blow them right off the cliffs. So far so good but its been hectic, not like this day. This was easy. Welcome to Santa Cruz, now move along.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Prior to the Fire"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2016

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 09/26/2016
Region: The California Coast > Central California > Santa Cruz
Road Trip: Santa Cruz 2016

Artwork Logistics:


Anthropological Hazards: Sketchy Human Interactions
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Temperature: Cooking Hot


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