Without Regard For Rules or Regulations




Artwork Notes:

Found a few more paintings from my recent Ventura/Santa Barbara trip lurking in my van when I unpacked. This one’s title has nothing to do with ignoring the state park rules, but more about my decision to drop that palm in the foreground, chopping off a chunk of the composition against all of my better judgement. Its not like I ran out and just painted what was in front of me and then realized later that maybe a strong vertical like that isn’t the best thing for a pleasing composition. I knew full well even before setting up my easel that I was flirting with disaster. Even now I reckon that disaster and I might just be involved in a committed relationship here. But then every time I really start regretting that choice, I end up looking right at that palm trunk and the rest of the painting comes together peripherally and I love it again.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Without Regard For Rules or Regulations"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2016

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 08/30/2016
Region: The California Coast > Santa Barbara > Southern California
Road Trip: Santa Barbara/Ventura 2016

Artwork Logistics:


Parking Logistics: Paid Park Entrance Required


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