Speaking in Tongues


Artwork Notes:

It’s not all plein air and landscapes. Once in awhile I blow steam and do whatever I feel like doing on a canvas at live music event without any planning or reference whatsoever. There’s usually water involved, because painting in this setting often becomes a percussion experience, moving in rhythm with the music, and painting water really allows things to just flow with the various tempos and melodies. The rest is just whatever ideas come along, good, bad or indifferent. I do believe the unintelligible text in the multi color background may have been the result of tequila. This was done at the Redgate Ranch Music Festival a few months ago to benefit Save The Waves Coalition, and they had this handy jug full of margarita just sitting there. Next thing you know it’s all another language. But I don’t know, it still kinda speaks to me even now so maybe there’s more to it after all…

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Speaking in Tongues"
Original Size: 30" x 24"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2017

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Live Art
Location/Event: Redgate Ranch Music Festival
Date Painted: 09/16/2017
Nonprofit Beneficiary: Save the Waves Coalition
Funds Raised: $169


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