And have a wonderful evening! RoMy
Title: "Mercado Dia" (Market Day)
Size: Approx. 6 1/2" 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:
In Old Mexico it's market day and everyone in this little village is up early to get the first pick from all the vendors selling their wares! There are many textiles and ceramics for sale ~ and chickens, too, if you can catch them! Cafe Sanchez is open por desajuno and so is the Hotel Rubio. Or maybe you'd like something sweet from the panaderia? One of the most popular sellers is the pretty senorita Therese who always has the most lovely handmade blankets, dresses and pillows for sale! Right now Therese is showing one of her pretty blankets to a potential buyer but another prospective customer is hoping it won't sell so she can purchase it herself! And who can blame her as it is a most colourful and beautiful blanket! If you will look closely, you can see there are many intricate details in this piece ~ even a little gayo crowing at the morning sun! There are beautiful, vibrant colours in this "Mercado Dia" painting ~ turquoise, blue, gold, yellow, orange, pink, red, green and purple. Enough Fiesta colours to go with the colour scheme in any casa!
This is a great piece of Southwest ~ Mexican Folk Art for decorating your casa ~ office work place ~ or even a Mexican Restaurant! If you haven't yet started a collection of Mexican Folk Art what a perfect time to start ~ the investment you make in folk art today will surely increase in value with time!
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 6 1/2" 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 (2009).
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!! Buy early for Christmas!!
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, Sacred Heart Milagros, Santos, Saints, Senorita portrait, figures, 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!
View My About Me page to read my bio!
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!
Via Con Dios!