Southernmost House

This home is named because it is at the very tip of Key West closest to Cuba. My wife LaRonda and I were newly from Texas and loved the town at first sight. Tropical foliage and warm breezes, even the afternoon showers added to Key West's charm. I admired this home for the intricate woodwork and its stately bearing.

The front yard and fountain of this home are out of view of visitors from behind the tall brick wall. I imagined I was 10 feet tall in the middle of the street to catch this view. this way my viewers could see the fountain in the front yard.

Only in Key West for a few days, I found that I didn't know how to draw or paint palm trees. There are over 1,000 varieties of palm trees and hundreds are represented in Key West. I had to learn how as I painted this tropical manor.

I created this painting in 1996, just before the house was converted to a hotel.

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