Island City House

Intricate woodwork and the tropical foliage of this resort caught my eye. It is just one of the many homes in Key West converted to an inn. Sitting across the street in my folding chair, I got out my pad, hoping to catch the impression it made on me. My first draft was in pencil, then I used five different thicknesses of ink pens to finish the piece.

What impressed me the most was the how the archway and lanterns led the eye to the inner court. That gave it much more depth. The shutters, typical of most Key West homes, completed the building's tropical setting.

My wife LaRonda was at my side encouraging me that it was looking great. My biggest fan and supporter, and I love her dearly.

Written by Edmund Fratus . . . Copyright 9/26/2017