Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Second Line in Treme - Art by Diane Millsap

A Second Line parade on a Sunday afternoon in New Orleans is an expression of the joy of living. Brass bands keep the funky beat and men in snappy suits step in time down a neighborhood street. Neighbors and friends, and sometimes tourists like me, all join in. It's an old custom that started over a century ago with the jazz funerals, but now these parades can occur just about anytime, and they are just plain unadulterated fun!

This original oil painting is part of a series of paintings which I recently completed for Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. I tried to capture the motion and the exuberance of this unique custom.

To see more of my work, please visit:

or drop by Kako Gallery on royal Street in the French Quarter.
http://www.kakogallery.com/ where some of my paintings are displayed with some fantastic work done by local New Orleans artists.

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