Right Before Dinner

A plein air landscape painting of a rocky point on the far northern coast of California

Artwork Notes:

Just after arrival, I snuck this one in just before setting up camp. And the voices chimed in as I painted. “I’m just a bump on a log” and “I’m just a bird on a rock”, and “I’m just a blade of grass in the wind”. Yeah, me too, I thought. But “I’m hungry” is all that I said.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Right Before Dinner"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2020

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 08/04/2020
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Backpacking with Too Much Gear
Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Vehicular Logistics: Extra Vehicular Assistance Needed
Extra-Vehicular Requirements: Accessed by Small Airplane, Drop Off Required
Botanical Hazards: Some Poison Oak Observed
Biological Hazards: Bears on the Beach!, High Grass- Tick Country!
Anthropological Hazards: Surfers Are The Worst
Weather Logistics: Painted in Heavy Winds, Painted in Full Sun with no Shade


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