San Francisco's Former Red Light District
This one is a great memory of living in San Francisco. Kimberly and I spent many days exploring the city. Ross Alley is now home to Golden Gate Fortune Cookies, but was once the center of the Barbary Coast, the city's red-light district. I was struck by the way the cool green of the building flowed into the light. The perspective of the buildings, street, signs and balconies proved to be particularly challenging. This painting is featured in the September 2018 issue of Southwest Art magazine as part of a cover story on my journey as a plein air painter, and was accepted into the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association's Signature Impressions show for signature members at the Huntington Beach Art Center in 2016.
(c) Patrick Saunders Fine Arts