Golden Gate Bridge

Golden-gate_web   Golden Gate Bridge. Oil on canvas miniature 2.75″x5.25″ Painted in 1969 after returning from San Francisco.

A very small painting on small stretcher bars (also miniature).  Until I visited this city, I thought of the bridge as the most important aspect to be remembered, but after touring the historic “Painted Ladies” part of town, I fell in love with Victorian homes.  Later in life I was so inspired by them that I designed and built several dolls houses in that style. That will be a later post.

There were many miniature painters 4 decades ago, and some really good ones now.  I went through that phase and still enjoy very small works with big ideas.




2 thoughts on “Golden Gate Bridge

  1. bgbowers

    The bridge is probably what most people associate with San Francisco. I know that I do. I have never been, but that bridge somehow lives and breathes in my memory.

    1. eightdecades Post author

      I love bridges, not just the physical ones, but bridges that help us cross over can be emotional and spiritual as well. The great Golden Gate seems to say that, come across, discover and explore, the other side awaits us all. Bridges imply adventure and discovery. I really like bridges.
      Thanks for your recent article posting as well, it was a sort of bridge in that it points to another side of publishing, an adventure awaiting us writers to cross. it was very informative and I have printed it out to read over again.


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