Timezone # 3


Artwork Notes:

Plein air, but with a twist.

Traditional plein air work involves working fast to give an impression of the place at a particular time of day. The changing nature of light throughout a day limits the working time for a single session so larger pieces usually involve multiple sessions returning to the same location at the same time on different days.

This Timezone series is a slow cooking experiment in painting larger works in single sessions over a longer period, all day even, while still remaining true to the traditional plein air ethos. Each vertical band represents a different “timezone” painted quickly to reflect the light conditions of that fleeting moment.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Timezone # 3"
Original Size: 36" x 18"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2016
Series: Time Zones

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 06/10/2016
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Hiking Terrain: Climbing or Vertical Scrambling Using Hands
Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs
Botanical Hazards: Some Poison Oak Observed
Weather Logistics: Fog Battle


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