Rise and Shine

Plein air painting of Humboldt County's rocky Trinidad coast in Northern California

Artwork Notes:

Painted this one on location close to home on a November morning back in 2019. It was one of those days we don’t get very often here, perfect conditions, no wind, crystal clear… just not quite clear enough to see what was about to go down in a few short months.

When I look at my paintings from these days it’s like remembering a different version of myself, stirring a strange nostalgia for simpler troubles before the world turned upside down with disruption.

But the truth is that on this clear morning here in 2021 the light still fills the air around us.

Time to get moving.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Rise and Shine"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2019

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 11/02/2019
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:


Vehicular Logistics: Painted from Roof Platform on Van
Access Logitics: The Shoulder of a Busy Road/Highway
Anthropological Hazards: Other Painters
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade


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