Thursday, February 24, 2011
NR! Truck Cat Market Day MeXiCaN FoLk ArT RoMy Painting
Southwest ~ Mexican Folk Art ~ RoMy Original Paintings
Title: "Dia de Mercado"
Size: Approx. 6 3/4" 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:
It's another gorgeous morning in Old Mexico ~ the sun is on the rise ~ the hour is yet early ~ and the lovely senorita Lydia and her little gato "Lego" are on their way to "Dia de Mercado" (Market Day) ~ she has borrowed this beautiful prized pick-up truck from her dear amigo Antonio ~ normally Lydia would take her sweet burro "Rafael" ~ but he stubbornly insisted on having this day off and no matter how hard Lydia tried to cajole him ~ Rafael would have none of it ~~
So now they are on the road at last ~ with Lydia's homemade dry racks, which will sell fast at market as everyone always has much need of these racks ~ but uh oh! ~ Lego just noticed they are not traveling alone ~ and he isn't the only one who sees the roadrunner "Rico" ~ riding point at the front of the truck ~ the pesky rooster "Manny" ~ sees the roadrunner, too ~ and thinks Rico looks like some silly hood ornament! And the chickens "Sonia," "Sonora," and "Sophia" are along for the ride ~ Sophia is on the running board ~ Sonora is on a dry rack ~ and Sonia is on the tire fender still sitting on her eggs ~ which oops! ~ are fast rolling away! ~ even the little rabbit "Paco" is tucked way down in the bed of the truck beneath the racks ~ oh what fun it is for all to go to market!
A very charming little "tin" ~
Also this is a highly collectible piece of Mexican Folk Art for all you collectors! It will add an extra special touch to the decor of any casa! Or office workplace!
This is a sweet and whimsical painting with lots of Old Mexico FiEsTa colours ~ turquoise, purple, lavender, green, blue, pink, burnt orange, tan, red, gold, coral, yellow, black & white! 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. 6 3/4" 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! Or attach a magnet to the back (no glue needed) and this tin will stick to your refrigerator, file cabinet ~ or anything metal! These also make a fabulous border trim around doors & windows! Plus because of its durability it would make great outdoor decor! 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 (2011).
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, Sacred Heart Milagros, Santos, Saints, Senorita portrait, figures, flowers, floral, abstract, animals, cat, dog, chicken, rooster, burro, horse, goats, bird, crow, angel, cactus, desert landscape, mountains, seascape, cowgirl, cowboy, church, mission 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!