Diana The HuntressJose H. Alvarenga
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
20 " h x 16 " w x 1 " d |1 lbs. 4 oz.
I was inspired to visit this famous landmark in Mexico City from an old postcard. I love the pose and the statuesque "Diana The Huntress" body. I also love how the statue is part of a fountain, which makes the subject even more interesting. I took many photos to capture details of the statue and the way the water falls over the fountain, and get to paint my own version of Mexico City's Diana The Huntress!
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.