Title: "Kitchen Saint"
Size: Approx. 7" x 6" (painted on thin TIN)
Hola! Muchos 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 with NO RESERVE:
This is a very whimsical ex-voto retablo dedicated to the kitchen saint San Pascual Bailon. The translation for the Spanish lettering on this piece reads: "The senorita gives thanks to San Pascual Bailon for his watch over her cocina always" The kitchen saint is one of my favourites (along with St. Francis!) ~ and a must have for any home's kitchen! There is even a sweet little black kitty cat with a bowl of "leche" in this work of art ~ and the fire is hot on the wood-burning stove as a pot of frijoles & guisado slowly simmer ~ while this pretty senorita in her white apron, sweeps the floor clean ~ ~ ~ the cocinera's canisters are on the Talavera tile kitchen counter as well as a basket of fruit ~ in front of the fire is a hand-woven rug where gato loves to sit ~ a hanging basket with flowers is by one window and a chili ristra (the "Welcome" sign in Old Mexico) by the other ~ alongside the stove are wooden spoons and a spice rack, plus a shelf with frying pans, a clay pitcher and a mixing bowl ~ the cross above the window adds to the decor and Sophia the pet chicken and Manny the rooster put the finishing touches on this charming cocina ~~~
This is a highly collectible piece of Mexican Folk Art for all you collectors & will add an extra special touch to the decor of any casa! Or office workplace!
This is a sweet little painting with lots of Old Mexico FiEsTa colours ~ turquoise, blue, green, red, coral, yellow, burnt orange, purple and gold! Enough colours to match the colour scheme of any casa! Also this would look nice in a Mexican restaurant, too!
ABOUT THIS PAINTING
This Mexican folk art painting is an ORIGINAL work of art, brightly painted with acrylics on a piece of thin TIN which makes it especially charming & folk artsy (tin is a most popular "canvas" to paint on in Old Mexico) Also, this piece, which is approx. 7" x 6", has been finished with several coats of non-yellowing acrylic enamel to protect and enhance its beauty for years to come. Ordinarily when I paint one of these "tins" I punch a hole in it so that it is ready to hang ~ however, this time I decided to leave the choice to you, the buyer, to decide how to display your new artwork! This tin can be displayed just as it is by placing it on a small easel, or propped against a fireplace mantle, a window sill, a bookshelf, etc. You could even attach a picture hanger hook on back ~ or with a hammer and a nail, just punch a small hole at the top ~ or perhaps two (one on each side). You could then mount it directly to the wall ~ or make a nice hanger for it with wire or raffia or ribbon! Lots of ideas for you to choose from. And of course you can always frame it! The front of this painting is signed by the artist, and the back is signed, titled and dated (2010).
This tin is nice displayed by itself ~ or in a collection! (just as they decorate their casa in Old Mexico ~ tins all over the walls!)
Also these make a wonderful 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
View My Other Items For Sale
Presently, at eBay auction I have several paintings of various sizes from small to very large painted on tin, canvas, wood and ceramic tile. Lots of subjects: Saint Francis (San Francisco ~ patron of peace & animals), St. Therese, San Pascual Bailon (patron of cooks & most popularly known as the "kitchen saint"), Virgen de Guadalupe, Don Quixote, Tree of Life, Day of the Dead, Mexican Ex-voto Retablo, Mexico Village scenes, Market Day settings, Mariachi, Sacred Heart Milagros, Santos, Saints, Senorita portrait, figures, flowers, floral, abstract, animals, angels, cactus, desert landscape, mountains, seascape, cowgirls, cowboys, horses, burro, church, missions, and many more! All fabulous pieces to add to your collection of Folk Art!
If you are a collector of Mexican Folk Art ~ Mexican Ex-voto Retablos ~ Latin American Folk Art ~ or Southwest / Southwestern Folk Art ~ please Add me to your Favorite Sellers as I specialize in these areas.
SHIPPING AND PAYMENT
Paypal only, thank you. I ship via USPS Priority Mail the next business day following receipt of payment. Your new painting will be packed with the greatest of care! And I am always happy to combine shipping costs for multiple purchases! Pay shipping for one painting and the others (in similar sizes) ship FREE! (provided they are all packed together and mailed to the same address)
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Adios Amigo! I hope you enjoyed your visit to my estudio ~ and please do stop in again sometime to see what I have been painting! My Welcome Sign is always out for you! Every week I list new items with a low starting bid of .99 cents & No Reserve!
Via Con Dios!