Friday, February 25, 2011

Market Street Cars

I just finished a painting for my old friend Ka Wan, who lives in the city. She and her fiance wanted a painting to remind them of their time in San Francisco after they leave the city. They aren't leaving just yet and hopefully having this piece while they are in the city will solidify some memories.

Here's the final piece. It is 22x44 inches, oil on canvas. The direction they gave me was the Mission/Castro district. Street cars run up and down Market Street, which goes through the Castro, and some distinctive aspects of these neighborhoods are the victorians and the palm trees. With the long format they wanted, I'm stoked on the composition and every time I look at this painting it, at least, reminds me of SF. I hope they like it.

*They haven't seen it yet, so don't mention that I put it up on the blog just yet. I figure they don't check this regularly so it was safe to post it before they saw it. Thanks!


celia said...

What a beautiful scene!! The long format is cool giving more perspective. I also like the bicycle rider and motion of the street car.

RMA said...

That's awesome Jon, and I'll bet they will love it!

I would like to buy one of your paintings one day, but I need a steady job first :-(

Gummy Choco said...

oohh its done..turned out really nice. glad i finally got to see your stuff in person!

Dennis said...

Wow, again!!!! Fantastic work!!!