Arte y Aves

Art, Birds, and other things: All Give Praise to the Creator

Paintings of Oaxaca, Mexico

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Can you imagine what the chickens are saying as they wait for the window to be opened? It looks like they are all dressed up for the occasion. Perhaps it’s a party.

Oil on canvas board, relief (20 x 24 in)

$600.00  500.00 + shipping (includes frame)


People in the rural areas of Oaxaca used to all live in houses of sticks with thatch roofs. It is rare to see one nowadays since the standard of living has improved, even if only a little.

oil on canvas (24 x 18 in)

$500.00 450.00+ shipping  (includes frame)


Outside an adobe house in rural Oaxaca it is common to see pots and pans all washed and stacked up, ready to cook another meal, along with the necessary firewood.

oil on canvas, relief (16 x 20 in)

$500.00 450.00 + shipping (includes frame)


The maguey, or century plant, is seen everywhere in Mexico and there are many kinds.  This one shows the contrast of the black night in the background and the illumination of an outdoor light.

oil on canvas (30 x 36 in)

$800.00 + shipping

Ox Plowing

Everyone asks me what the white thing is sticking up on the ox. It is part of the yoke that is tied to the ox’s head with leather straps. This is a typical plow made by Zapotecs.

oil on canvas (10 x 14 in)

$100.00 75.00 + shipping


This man is fortunate to have a cart on which to load his firewood. Many people travel hours into the mountains with a burro to load up with firewood. Or they may even carry the wood with a tumpline on their backs.

oil on canvas (36 x 30 in)

$380.00 + shipping

(The price on this painting has been lowered since it has been removed from the frame and will have to be restretched at a hobby shop.)

Hope (Mitla Ruins Overshadowed)

What man made is now in ruins. But what God made is beautiful, big, and vibrant, and overshadows the ruins so hallowed by man.

oil on canvas (20 x 16 in)

Not available.

Mexican Independence

Mexico celebrates Independence on September 15 at 11:00 pm. The President in the Capitol, and the Governor in each state, the Mayor of each town, stands out on the balcony of the town hall and rings a church bell, waves a flag, and shouts, “Viva, Mexico!!” This painting shows everyone waiting for the big moment when Oaxaca’s governor will appear.

oil on canvas (18 x 12 in)

$75.00 65.00 + shipping


  1. You do beautiful work, Sylvia!

  2. Kris Jones

    These are all amazing. I have used your cards before and especially love the chicken one.

    • Thank you, Kris. The chicken one is everyone’s favorite. I’m glad you like them.

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