Saturday, February 21, 2009

It's a party, a Mardi Gras party!

It's a chilly, windy 31 out there but St. Louis revelers will let the bon temps rouler. Our Soulard neighborhood, just south of downtown is home to one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the world, number 3 I have heard. My husband and I are not going because we have out-of-town friends to meet for dinner elsewhere this evening. But my sons and their krewes will participate in style.

Here is a painting that expresses the excitement and energy of a Mardi Gras day. It won an Honorable Mention from juror Don Getz in a juried exhibition sponsored by the Saint Louis Watercolor Society in 2004. Prints are available in my Etsy shop or on Bonanzle.


Iris Jig, original watercolor

4 comments:

lisa winter said...

love the colors in this watercolor, it's very lively. beautiful

Tomas Karkalas said...

wow!!! What a color! The light dances here. I love your watercolor very-very much. Your paint brush talks - sings the most wonderful melody of the sunny wind. Thank you.

storybeader said...

It's beautiful!

On a Whimsey said...

Just love this painting!!!!