The Royal Treatment




Artwork Notes:

Already a long day of painting, this was a late afternoon session down the street from a restaurant where I’d just ate and drank to my fill with an old friend. I was supposed to be delivering a fresh batch of canvas prints to the restaurant as well. After a relaxed meal I told them I’d be right back with the art that was in my van around the back, then promptly got to talking with my old pal about where I might go paint next and he wanted to show me this spot and we got so excited that I jumped in the van and followed him down the hill to paint this scene.

About half way through painting it, I realized that all the art I was supposed to deliver was still in the van and they must have thought I was the biggest hack of an artist they’d ever seen. “Yeah I’ve got the prints, how about some food and beers first?” and “yeah, I’ll be right back with the art” and poof, I was gone. Never trust an artist.

All was well and good when I returned though, I think they were so relieved to see me back and deliver the goods that they went right ahead and fed me again. The royal treatment indeed.


It wouldn’t be wrong to mention the restaurant here would it? I highly recommend The Shore Grille.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "The Royal Treatment"
Original Size: 16" x 20"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2021

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 04/25/2021
Region: The California Coast > Southern California > Los Angeles

Artwork Logistics:


Travel Logistics: Had to Sleep in My Van
Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Access Logitics: Fence or Gate Hopping Required
Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs
Biological Hazards: Painted in Public During a Global Pandemic
Weather Logistics: Painted in Heavy Winds


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