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Mission Jewelry and Loan 12x16
 Oil on Canvas painted on location at 19th Street and Mission
 San Francisco California
So many changes happening in the blocks around the gallery I show at @cityartgallerysf and the neighborhood many of my paintings call home in the Mission of San Francisco. Especially sad to hear of the closing of Mission Jewelry & Loan after nearly 50 years of business.  It heartbreaking that Daryll Kaplan the owner of the Pawn shop was robbed and shot in his shop a little over a year ago.  The incedent shook the family and they decided to close the business. Mission Pawn is just one of many shops that have colored Mission Street the 20 some years I've been stomping around it, that are now gone.  I know my paintings let some of these places live on for eternity. Yet I feel a personal loss as some disappear before I can capture them:( This is one pieces I created of the pawn shop back in  2012 commissioned by the owner's sister, a bay area gem in her own right.  Just heard Mission Thrift next door is closing too... I beg you all, especially in the Mission, move away from your screen, get up, get outside, patronize the shops of your neighborhood, engage with people. I swear it is worth the risk. The alternative is rather beige.  More on the recent closings -missionlocal.org/2018/01/success-and-failure-on-two-blocks-of-sfs-
-missionlocal.org/2018/12/sfs-mission-thift-to-close-after-20-years/
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Mission Jewelry and Loan 12x16 Oil on Canvas painted on location at 19th Street and Mission San Francisco California So many changes happening in the blocks around the gallery I show at @cityartgallerysf and the neighborhood many of my paintings call home in the Mission of San Francisco. Especially sad to hear of the closing of Mission Jewelry & Loan after nearly 50 years of business. It heartbreaking that Daryll Kaplan the owner of the Pawn shop was robbed and shot in his shop a little over a year ago. The incedent shook the family and they decided to close the business. Mission Pawn is just one of many shops that have colored Mission Street the 20 some years I've been stomping around it, that are now gone. I know my paintings let some of these places live on for eternity. Yet I feel a personal loss as some disappear before I can capture them:( This is one pieces I created of the pawn shop back in 2012 commissioned by the owner's sister, a bay area gem in her own right. Just heard Mission Thrift next door is closing too... I beg you all, especially in the Mission, move away from your screen, get up, get outside, patronize the shops of your neighborhood, engage with people. I swear it is worth the risk. The alternative is rather beige. More on the recent closings -missionlocal.org/2018/01/success-and-failure-on-two-blocks-of-sfs- -missionlocal.org/2018/12/sfs-mission-thift-to-close-after-20-years/ on-st/ #gooutside #jirsainpleinair #pleinairpainting #oilpainting #theMission #MissionSF #MissionStreet #SanFrancisco #documentingthestreets 11/365