View of Bay Bridge, San Francisco
original oil painting, 8x10
The Bay Bridge is an impressive site. You can catch a glimpse of the bridge from many streets in San Francisco. It's actually a pair of bridges spanning the San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Oakland. A western span connects downtown San Francisco to Yerba Buena Island and an eastern span connects the island to Oakland. It has one of the longest spans in the world, which it feels like when you're driving across it.
My painting shows the Bay Bridge in the distance on a street in San Francisco. In the foreground, on the left you can see a typical San Francisco building with curved corner windows. When painting cityscapes it's difficult to decide how much detail to include in the painting. I simplify the information while trying to suggest a sense of depth and space. Then I hope to find a balance that works in the painting.