Thursday, February 18, 2010

Virtual Paintout - San Francisco Bay Area #2


9 in x 12 in Arches 140 lbs watercolor paper, Winsor & Newton and Grumbacher watercolors
Here we are on the other side of Larkspur for my second Virtual Paintout of this month. It is the Alexander Ave Train Overpass looking towards Mt Tam. A very easy bike ride from where I live and one of my very favorite places. Today instead of Northwestern Pacific trains and track it overlooks a walk-bike path and is part of the Baltimore Park station area.
As the bridge is over 80 years it needs retrofitting. Unfortunately some of the designs proposed completely destroy the look of the bridge. Yes, if you walk underneath it you can see it needs help. But it is a beautiful and unique bridge and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

3 comments:

treesawardincrafts said...

This is lovely, the eye is drawn on into the painting into infinity. It really feels as though you are on a journey.

Rosa Phoenix said...

I love this view!

Rosa Phoenix said...

I love this view!