Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Blessing

On a Sunday afternoon in Jackson Square, in front of the St. Louis Cathedral, I observed a wedding party. The children who had been excitedly chasing each other around, were getting "Blessed Out" as we say in the south. They immediately grasped the situation and the solemnity of the event...I tried to show this in the look on their faces, and the posture they assumed. This was an event they would remember, and I will too.


  1. I love this piece. You didn't even need the explanation the painting says it all...beautiful!

  2. "blessed out" I'll have to remember that! As for the painting, marvelous. I love the way the palm seems to mimic the adult in getting the little ones in line.