Sunday, January 15, 2012

Shore Leave

When I first came to Key West you would occasionaly see a sailor in his whites. I can't tell you the last time I saw them. I wonder if they even wear whites anymore? So this is a nostalgia kind of painting. For people familiar with Key West there is a dead giveaway as to which old town Key West street he is traveling.

"Shore Leave'
acrylic on canvas
20" x 16"
$475.00 unframed
giclee prints available


  1. I was one of those sailors when I was stationed in Key West in 1972 aboard the USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16). How the town has changed since way back when - we were not even allowed to be on Duval Street because of the "dirty" bookstores and "ladies of the evening". It was a great time in my life and you have captured it perfectly on canvas.

  2. Well, this is Petronia Street, between Simonton and Duval, so I guess you would have been okay there. Thanks for the nice story.

  3. Beautiful work Maggie! Colorful and the story says it all. A bit of nostalgia but still a very happy painting. Love it.

  4. Great painting Maggie. I think they do still wear whites on occasion but most of the military branches seem to have gone to camo for everyday uniforms and no more shiny shoes! Did you know that by satellite the U.S troops were always easily identified by their shiny shoes? Amazing, huh? Anyway love the colors and feel of this painting.

  5. Great painting Maggie.Colorful and the story says it all.Thanks...


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