Arriving at the Mark Hopkins San Francisco - Watercolour and graphite (16" x 12") by Benoit Philippe
The InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco opened in 1926 and is located at One Nob Hill (in tersection of California and Mason streets). The hotel was named after Mark Hopkins, a founder of the Central Pacific Railroad.
On the website of the hotel, it says: “The 19-story hotel's architecture is a combination of French chateau and Spanish Renaissance, embellished with elaborate terra cotta ornamentation.”
Arriving at the Mark Hopkins San Francisco - Detail. You can see the texture added with the graphite on the dark suit of the doorman.
I took the reference photograph I used for this painting while walking around San Francisco. What I really liked in the picture is the doorman caught in motion while he carries the suitcase from the taxi to the hotel’s entrance.
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