Same as She Ever Was


Artwork Notes:

Took a grueling hike in the heat of the day yesterday in search of a spot I’ve been eyeing on the map for years. Like all the best places it requires a drive off the main road until the pavement ends, then a drive down a dirt road until the road ends, then you get out and walk. Unfortunately I didn’t find any views of the spot I had wanted to see, but the walk up the coast was a walk back in time to old California, possibly ancient even. California does this sometimes. Here she is, same as she ever was. Every bit worth all the sweat and effort to get here. Lots to more to explore, hoping to get back here another day…

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Same as She Ever Was"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2016

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 06/26/2016
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Marin
Road Trip: Marin 2016

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Had to Sleep in My Van
Miles Hiked: 4-6 Miles
Hiking Terrain: Climbing or Vertical Scrambling Using Hands, Off Trail Wilderness Tromping
Access Logitics: Prohibited Area (on Public Land)
Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs, Awkward Footing on Uneven Terrain
Anthropological Hazards: Crowds with Lots of Questions
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Temperature: Uncomfortably Warm


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