Cup of ChocolateJose H. Alvarenga
Oil painting on Masonite board
Signed on front
8 " h x 6 " w x .25 " d |0 lbs. 7 oz.
At first I decided to paint the cup. As always I was interested in painting a picture within a picture - in this case, a rooster on top of the cup. I love the design on the cup. I didn't know what to name the painting by only painting the cup, so I decided to include a small block of chocolate and then I had the title of this painting: a cup of chocolate!
This painting is on masonite and will need a frame for display.
Jose’s soft still life paintings are like visual puns. He creates relationships between objects that evoke both amusement and contemplation in the viewer. By devising a clever dialogue between objects, Jose turns a still life into a story. Jose utilizes a classical realist style with a gentle nod to surrealism through his unique subject selections. He is inspired by everyday objects, particularly those with a quality of nostalgia, memory, or humor. Jose paints out of his Los Angeles area apartment, where he also enjoys playing the keyboard and reading art books.