Carollyne Sinclaire
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(posted on 25 Sep 2019)

I drove to Oroville, Washington, just a few minutes away over the border when I entered the grocery store produce department which had a tremendous array of Mexican chiles: cascabels, habaneros, serranos, poblanos, pasillas, guajillos, anaheims and chilacas. Perhaps it's the produce department lighting or just the irregular shapes of the chiles that drew me over. How to portray them as distinctly Mexican? Mexican tiles, of course and we have a supply of small tiles at home which we purchased in San Miguel de Allende one year to frame a mirror. Challenging to paint, in that greens always test one's abilities to mix a sufficient range of hues and values. I love the boldness of the image.

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Some additional photos of San Miguel de Allende: where we stay in SMA, Cinco flores a block from the central plaza.

One of the giant puppets which accompany a parade or a wedding.

San Miguel de Allende is the most authentic of the colonial towns, founded for its silver content.

Colour, colour, and more colour, that's Mexico which caters to all tastes and interests.