I was driving around town in Santa Fe,NM in the falland saw this truck parked in a dirt parking lot, loaded with the chili ristras. I stopped and got to talking to the man selling them and we exchanged names- his was Rudolpho or "Rudy". I bought a beautiful chili pepper ristra from him and went on my way. The smell of the fresh strung chilis filled my car.
Oil on canvas
20 X 24"