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Monday, July 7, 2014

New Mexico Kitchen Sink

New Mexico Sink

8x6" oil on canvas panel SOLD

I am on vacation and, yes...thank you...I am
enjoying a very relaxing time. 
We have been visiting wonderful friends and
I have painted every day
This painting is a re-post from 3/13/13
Off to visit son #1 today in his new home. FUN!
Hubby at home guarding the fort!

Artist Note.
It was Lisa Graham who sent this comment on

my last post of a Chili Ristra hanging by a door.
"Whenever I see a Ristra I always think of an old
Mexican kitchen with a large window over
the sink and shutters. 
Then I want to make enchiladas."
I could see the image she created so clearly in my
mind and this is what I came up with.

As this developed entirely from my imagination,
it kept on growing when I added items as I
recalled them. Most likely from the many,
many kitchens I have been in in Mexico and
El Paso.
Hand painted tile, no granite. No dishwasher.
Garlic and Chili Riestra's hanging by the window.
Tomatoes ripening on the windowsill.
Casual flowers or pretty weeds in a jar.
If she painted it...
Lisa's version most likely would have a plump,
motherly type rolling out the flour tortillas.
All painted in her wonderful unique style.
See her work HERE
Thanks for the inspiration, Lisa. I enjoyed
painting this.


  1. I love this cheerful and colorful scene that is masterfully painted. Hope you have a wonderful time on vacation. Enjoy!!

  2. Julie - your imagination served you well in this beautiful painting. Just goes to show you can take something ordinary and make it so extraordinary! Hope you are getting lots of rest and enjoying family and vacation - hugs!

  3. It's an incredible painting, definitely worthy of posting again and again, please! I like the story of how it was created, too. Drawing from your own imagination. Have fun on your vacation!

  4. thanks for the re-post, I'd never get tired of this beauty!

  5. Very wonderful painting of an old fashion kitchen !!!
    Have a nice and creative day Julie !!!

  6. What a great painting! I love the gleam of the clean and shiny faucet, the colorful and clean kitchen! A beautiful painting, Julie! I hope you are having a fabulous time on your vacation. I never tire of seeing the kids.

  7. I recall liking this one before:) Hope you are doing well.

  8. Happy holidays with family, dear friends, the beautiful painting and a lot of sunny days!

  9. I enjoyed this painting then and now, again. The faucet however is not old; it's the new one my kitchen remod clients have been selecting. I guess everyone loves the look of an old Mexican cucina? I've been thinking about your fracturing device as I'm reading Schmid on edges. Fracturing takes the edginess out of edges?

  10. Very well done, Julie! This one has a very strong, almost palpable, sense of place!!

  11. This painting is so colorful and I LOVE the texture....and the tiles are so beautiful..... Enjoy your time with the family, Julie!!!

  12. This is a delight and more so knowing how it was painted and the inspiration behind it.

  13. Done from memory! What a delightful piece!

  14. Very nice! The rainbow plate in
    tranquility. Great atmosphere.

  15. The women in your marvelous painting look not only bored, but passive and kept. Thankfully, we had Betty Fiedan, Gloria Steinum, Judy Chicago , Linda Nochlin and Anne Sutherland Harris in the seventies to move us in front of the easel with brush in hand. A great book: Women Artists 1500 - 1950.


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