I believe I own 5 pieces from Hye. I am sure this is my favorite painting I own of San Francisco. The painting screams “San Francisco”. There really is no other place in the world that looks likes this.
I love the colors she uses in the painting. The blending of the colors to create such a warm mood. This painting ought to be a post card for S.F. The painting lures you into the painting with such a strong pull. The street car is full, as they usually are every day. There are people full of desire to ride the attraction that only S. F. can fulfill.
The rails tell their own story too. They may look bright and shiny in the sunset, but the rails are old. The rails have been there for more than 100 years. Transportation that was created to carry people up the steep hills. The horses could not take the repetition of the hills. The hills are way to steep, and the mud…the horses would slide back down the hill, some horses were hurt, yet others were not so lucky. Many horses lost their lives before the cable cars. The cable is what pulls the cable car up the hill. Just don’t call it a trolly car, the trolly cars run on electricity.
It is beautiful painting, and has so much heart and soul. What do you think about it?