Watch Your Step


Artwork Notes:

I had tried to paint from this spot recently but couldn’t because of the wind. Even with a better light wind forecast it was still a bit dicey out here at times. Wind funnel slot canyon on a north facing cliff in spring in Humboldt. Yep. Translation: windy, even on a calm day. Took a bit of extra thought during setup and breakdown as the drop is vertical just to the left of the frame and a long way straight down to the water. One bad gust whipping the wrong way and there’d be no retrieving anything that took flight. Nothing blew away, though so it’s all good.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Watch Your Step"
Original Size: 16" x 20"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2017

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 03/15/2017
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:


Miles Hiked: 1-2 Miles
Hiking Terrain: Climbing or Vertical Scrambling Using Hands, Off Trail Wilderness Tromping
Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs, Awkward Footing on Uneven Terrain
Botanical Hazards: Some Poison Oak Observed
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade


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