There Goes the Neighborhood

A plein air painting of a neigborhood overlooking Half Moon Bay on the San Mateo coast of California

Artwork Notes:

You never know where tomorrow will bring you, which is why these folks commissioned this deck-top view from their home awhile back- so they’d always have this painting, even if they didn’t always have this view.⠀

But there was more to the neighborhood than the view of the western sky over their neighbors’ houses. There were their neighbors themselves. In small communities and house-lined streets everywhere, neighbors are what makes a neighborhood. Pot-lucks, backyard bonfires, the never-ending dog poop turf wars (if only dogs could read, I’d call them out by name right here and now… aaargh), and just generally being around when a neighbor needs a hand. It’s kind of like family, except without knowing about all of each other’s embarrassing childhood episodes. ⠀

Anyway, not sure why I went on this ramble, just an aimless stroll around the neighborhood I guess.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "There Goes the Neighborhood"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2019

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 05/25/2019
Region: The California Coast > Central California > San Mateo
Road Trip: Maycember 2019

Artwork Logistics:


Access Logitics: Private Property
(Painted With Permission)
Biological Hazards: Food/Drink Delivered and Consumed While Painting


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