New Orleans Wedding: The Second Line

This painting was inspired by enthusiasm and love. My son and his beautiful bride married in New Orleans in October. Immediately after the ceremony we enjoyed a New Orleans tradition, The Second Line. The Bride and Groom, wedding guests, neighbors and a marching band paraded and danced around the neighborhood. It was absolute joy. I wanted to preserve the moment. I needed to paint this. I thought I would use a French Impressionist style to reflect the city’s culture. A photo by, wedding guest and the grooms aunt, Annette Jenkins, a terrific professional photographer served as a reference. A 12 by 16 canvas is toned with thinned yellow ochre oil paint. Diagonal grids are drawn on both the can

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