Artist quote for the day: There is nothing new in art except talent. -- Anton Chekhov
Title: "San Pascual Bailon"
Size: 40"x32" ~ AWESOME SIZE CANVAS!!!
Hola! Muchas Gracias for stopping by my Terlingua Art Studio near Terlingua Ghost Town & Big Bend National Park (Texas) along the border of Old Mexico! For your consideration today I am offering this original painting:
Such a sweet aura in this Mexican retablo of San Pascual Bailon! The holy patron of cooks ~ also quaintly known as the "kitchen saint" ~ and to whom many pray: "San Pascual Bailon, tiza mi fogon" (San Pascual Bailon, inspire my kitchen). The Spanish lettering on this painting reads: I make the stew ~ and you add the seasoning.
San Pascual is cooking with his Talavera clay pots on the woodburning stove ~ and he is in good company with his loyal little grey tabby cat close at hand ~ kitty also has a tiny bowl of "leche" (milk) that is very cool & refreshing! On the floor is a clay pot with fresh vegetables purchased from mercado & about to go into the stew: squash, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, celery ~ ummnnn...sounds yummy! And no doubt it will be with the blessing of San Pascual!
What a cheery cocina this is! Bright yellow walls and a blue Talavera tile counter top ~ a pretty shelf above the red brick stove where cherished dishware is displayed ~ a favourite plate, pitcher, & vase ~ and on the counter are a set of ceramic canisters. And hanging below the shelf is a chili ristra, a string of indian corn, and a frying pan. Not only an attractive kitchen this is ~ but also a very well-equipped one!
This is a VERY LARGE work of art ~ almost 4 feet high! And nearly 3 feet wide! It measures 40"x32" and will spendidly decorate any wall on which it is placed ~ whether it is in your casa or place of work. This fabulous folk art painting will be a focal point and a special addition to the collection of artwork in any home, restaurant, church community room, etc.! Also, there are so many colours in this piece (turquoise, blue, green, purple, yellow, gold, coral, red & desert tan) that it will easily go with most any colour scheme!
What a great opportunity this is for the right buyer to add to his or her collection of Mexican Folk Art! And a perfect time to start a collection (if you haven't already) as Mexican Folk Art is quite popular now ~ and increasing in value with time.
Please Note: Colours may vary according to different computer monitors.
ABOUT THIS PIECE
This Mexican Folk Art painting is an ORIGINAL work of art, brightly painted with acrylics on gallery-wrapped, professionally stretched canvas measuring 40" x 32". This premier frame is also cross braced and has sturdy, precisely tailored corners and the canvas is tight with clean, staple-free edges ~ all four sides are painted ~ this piece can be beautifully displayed as quickly as you receive it!. There is a hanger on the back - when you receive this artwork all you need to do is place it in your special area! Also, this piece has been finished with several coats of non-yellowing acrylic varnish to protect and enhance its beauty for many years to come.
THIS IS A 10-DAY AUCTION WHICH WILL END THE 26th OF JULY IN THE EVENING....
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The front of this painting is signed by the artist and the back is also signed, dated (2009) and titled. By the way the artist "Romy" - that's me! I live on the border between Texas and Old 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 View My Other Items For Sale ~ Presently, at eBay auction I have several large paintings this same size. I also have a variety of other sizes painted on canvas, tin, ceramic tile and wood. Lots of subjects: Saint Francis (patron of peace & animals), St. Therese, San Pascual Bailon (kitchen saint), Virgen de Guadalupe, Tree of Life, Mexican Exvoto Retablo, Sacred Heart Milagro, Mexico Village setting, Market Day scene, Day of the Dead, Senorita portrait, figures, abstract, desert landscape, cactus, angels, animals, floral, cowboy, cowgirl, Native American Indian & many more!
If you are an avid collector of Mexican Folk Art paintings ~ Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) ~ Mexican Exvoto Retablos ~ Latin American/Spanish Folk Art ~ Southwest & Native American Artwork ~ please Add me to your Favorite Sellers as I specialize in these areas.
Paypal only, thank you. This painting will be shipped via UPS Ground. I schedule shipment 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.
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I hope you enjoyed your visit to my estudio! And please do drop by again sometime soon ~ my door is always open and you are always welcome!