Russian Interference


Artwork Notes:

8th day on the road, 22nd painting completed, 1st on this day

The Russians are planning to claim this coast for themselves. It’s true. From San Francisco to Trinidad Harbor, they’ve left secret signs, “possession plaques” buried at various strategic locations.

This painting is located near the first of these plates, and within a year or two, they will be back to stake their claim, renaming this location as Mouis Rumyantsev(Point Rumyantsev) after the current Russian Minister of Commerce.

Alarmist political prophesy? Hardly. These are just the facts. I have proof.

Besides, it’s not like this stretch of coast has been claimed by Spain yet.

Did I mention it’s 1810?

All history aside, I love Russians. Although it was many moons ago, the only people who ever invited me into their limousine in the middle of the night in San Francisco to go make crepes back at their apartment were a couple of Russians.

Take that, America.

I should also let you know that I refused the offer, but in spite of how suspicious it may have seemed, it was also very much appreciated.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Russian Interference"
Original Size: 16" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2017

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 07/22/2017
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Sonoma
Road Trip: Mendocino/Sonoma 2017

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Had to Sleep in My Van
Miles Hiked: 1-2 Miles
Hiking Terrain: Climbing or Vertical Scrambling Using Hands, Off Trail Wilderness Tromping
Access Logitics: Prohibited Area (on Public Land), Fence or Gate Hopping Required
Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs, Awkward Footing on Uneven Terrain
Weather Logistics: Fog Battle


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