Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mariachi in a Thai wedding


A good friend of mine, who took care of me (and saved my life!) when I had malaria in Gabon, had a wedding in Dallas a couple of years ago. It was a colorful Thai and Vietnamese ceremony with her sisters wearing long silk-like gowns. The men were wearing tuxedos, however. A mariachi band played lively music for their wedding. It was purely American. This painting is of an old mariachi guitar player from the wedding. I tried capturing the man's intensity and concentration. Gouache on watercolor paper, 9"x12".

2 comments:

Wil said...

It's always interesting to hear Peace Corps stories.

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