This watercolour artwork encapsulates a street scene from San Francisco, California. San Francisco has become well known as a haven for counter culture, and radical change. You can get a sense of the unusual colour, as it blends concurrently against the greyness of the surrounding architecture. The scale is somewhat disconcerting, as the cars in the foreground are quite small in comparison to the size of the house. At only two stories high, the ceilings of the Blue House San Francisco are comparatively high for a building of this size.
A large vertical power pole extends towards the sky in front of the blue house. The house overlooks the corner of another street. Sunlight reflects off the leaves, windows and hubcaps on the cars. Shadows envelope the foreground from the tree lined street. The sky is a pale blue afternoon spring day. The side of the building is washed in the reflections of the afternoon sun. A single automobile in the distance passes the parked cars on the right hand side of the painting. The house looks out onto an undeniably vast area of parkland. The Blue House San Francisco stands as a monument to change, unlike its grey rivals.