South Swells and Sunlight

Plein air artwork from Moonlight Beach in Leucadio on the san diego coast of southern California



Artwork Notes:

Summer is kinda over, except fall really is the best summer around here. That said, rain is in the forecast once again, which means I’ll be hunkered down and catching up on a bunch of studio work over the next few months. Looking forward to spring and summer 2020 road trip season already.

This was from a painting trip with Wade Koniakowsky back in 2018. He wanted to paint this tricky street view so as his guest I wasn’t going to argue. But Wade paints fast. And he had to meet someone that afternoon. We had 1 hour. Maybe less, at least it felt that way. Oh well, I tend to paint wonky cars even when I take my sweet time so there is that. Still a fun challenge.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "South Swells and Sunlight"
Original Size: 12" x 12"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2018

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 07/24/2018
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > San Diego
Road Trip: Heat Wave Tour - July 2018

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Hiking Terrain: Pounding Pavement
Biological Hazards:
Anthropological Hazards: Other Painters
Temperature: Uncomfortably Warm


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