Art Notes

"I Left My Heart in San Francisco …", so says the classic ballad; yet what is it about the fabled city by the bay that so strongly tugs at the heart strings?

I have yet to document a setting that is as quintessentially "San Francisco" as my newest work. We can almost hear the clanging of bells as a cable car makes its way ponderously up the street while colorful vehicles dodge to and fro on the congested pavement. At the far left the towers of a Cathedral lend a timeless presence while in the distance the Coit Tower and the picturesque monoliths of the bridge stand guard over the glistening bay.

As I worked, I wanted so much to enter The Heart of San Francisco that I even posed myself astride my vintage Harley Davidson motorcycle making my way up the steep incline of the boulevard!

Title: The Heart of San Francisco
Collection: San Francisco
Painted: 2006
Published: 2006
Style: Chiaroscuro
Classification: Thomas Kinkade Original
Subject Location: San Francisco, California
Limited Edition: Available

Genre: Cityscapes

Tags: American Flag, Antique Automobiles, California, Cathedral, City, Cityscapes, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Landmark, Motorcycle, San Francisco, Street, Trolley, USA

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