And please check my blog page later this week to see a painting that is almost finished titled "Dining in Puerto Vallarta" ~
Artist Quote for the day: Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him. -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Title: "Chili Ristra"
Size: Approx. 16" x 7" x 1/2"
Hola! Muchas Gracias for stopping by my Terlingua Art Studio near Terlingua Ghost Town & Big Bend National Park (Texas) along the Old Mexico Border! For your consideration today I am offering this original painting:
Bold & vivid in colour this chili ristra will brighten up any area of your casa ~ plus the chili ristra is traditionally a way of welcoming guests to your home. It is also believed to bring good fortune upon you. The chili ristra (ristra is the Spanish word for "string") is a most popular decoration for any southwestern or Mexico casa. This particular piece would be especially attractive at your front door as a sign of welcome ~ or in your cocina!
The colours in this piece are gorgeous shades of gold, coral, red, and a hint of desert tan & turquoise. What a charming piece of Mexican Folk Art to add to the decor of your home! Or business!
ABOUT THIS PAINTING
This Mexican folk art painting is an ORIGINAL work of art, brightly painted with acrylics on a (previously loved & often used) cutting board made of wood, measuring approx. 16" x 7" x 1/2". This cutting board has an attractive shape ~ and this piece has been finished with three coats of a non-yellowing acrylic enamel to protect and enhance its beauty for many years to come. It already has a hole in the top so that it can be immediately displayed & enjoyed as quickly as you receive it! The back of this painting is signed by the artist, titled and dated (2009). Also on the back is the stamp mark "Bene Casa."
This unique painting would make a wonderful treasure for yourself ~ or a great wedding or house-warming gift!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The artist ~ RoMy ~ that's me! I live on the border between Texas and Mexico ~ near the Big Bend National Park ~ a few miles from Terlingua Ghost Town ~ and I love the history and culture of this area ~ a raw, still quite primitive land ~ a desert land where "rainbows wait for rain." The last few photos in this description show my outdoor studio which faces Santa Elena Canyon and the Rio Grande, the natural border between Old Mexico and Texas ~ and it is from this primitive setting ~ 80 miles from town ~ that I find most of my inspiration for painting. (in the photos Mexico is on the left side of the river and Texas is on the right)
I enjoyed the visit ~ Gracias! And, please, while you are here take a moment to
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Presently, I have many paintings at ebay auction in a variety of sizes from small to very large ~ painted on canvas, tin, wood & ceramic tile. Lots of subjects: Saint Francis, St. Therese, San Pasqual Bailon (kitchen saint), Virgen de Guadalupe, Don Quixote, Tree of Life, Day of the Dead, Mexican Ex-voto Retablos, Mexico Village scenes, Market Day settings, Sacred Heart Milagros, Senorita portrait, figures, abstract, animals, angels, cactus, desert landscape, mountains, cowgirls, cowboys, Native American Indian and many more! All fabulous pieces to add to your collection of Folk Art!
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SHIPPING AND PAYMENT
Paypal only, thank you. I ship the next business day following receipt of payment. I pack all my paintings with the greatest of care, however, I assume no risk for any loss or damage which might occur as a result of shipping once the item leaves my hands. Insurance is optional. And I am always happy to combine shipping costs for multiple purchases!
I hope you enjoyed your visit to my estudio! And, please, before you leave take a moment to View My About Me page & read my bio! And do stop in again ~ the Welcome Sign is always out!