"Key West Conch House", 12x16, oil on Raymar panel- (Note: Please click on the picture to see a close-up of the detail.)
The term "conch architecture" refers to the many little wooden cottages that line the streets of Key West, Conch capital of the world. Influenced by Spanish, Bahamian, Victorian and even the New England colonial styles, these colorful little homes are built with tongue and groove pine, usually have pitched roofs to catch the water, and are often lined by a picket fence.
This little gem was painted en plein air last week, and its appeal was not just its unassuming style and soft blue color, but also the dramatic little bougainvilleas that are climbing exhuberantly up the simple arbor that was constructed in front on the entranceway. The house and fence stayed pretty much in shadow as I painted this with my trusty palette knife, but the pink and purple bougainvilleas managed to catch the light, which is hopefully what the painting is really all about.
This painting can be purchased for a short time only for $150.00 through Paypal, and includes free shipping. Once I put the painting on ebay, the price will rise to $200.00. Please email me if you have any interest in purchasing this painting.
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