Walking on the Moon

I don’t know why the child suffers
But I know he is more than his pain
I don’t know when he’ll return to this place
But I know he’ll be here again

I don’t know why this life
Brought him these troubles so soon
But I know that when his feet touch this sand
The child walks on the moon

Painted at the request of the parents of a small child suffering a painful medical condition. This beach is his favorite place in the world and they wanted him to have this painting to remember the place and bring him some cheer and remind him of good times had, and to look forward to as well.

-Matt Beard

Walking on the Moon

Original Size: 20" x 10"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2021

Additional Artwork Information:

Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 04/19/2021
Region: The California Coast > Central California > San Luis Obispo

Artwork Logistics:

Travel Logistics: Had to Sleep in My Van
Geological Hazards: Surging Waves/ Wet Boots
Biological Hazards: Painted in Public During a Global Pandemic
Anthropological Hazards: Crowds with Lots of Questions
Weather Logistics: Painted in Stupid Strong Wind that I had No Business Trying to Paint In, Painted in Full Sun with no Shade

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