I always love telling stories on my paintings.  I used to have fun playing with these little cowboy toys when I was a little kid. In this painting, I'm recreating a Western movie scene.  The two cowboys are having a duel in front of a desert landscape picture taped on the wall behind them. This piece is on masonite board and will need a frame for display.

- Jose H. Alvarenga


Oil painting on masonite board

Varnished and Ready to frame

Signed on front

18" h x 14" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 8 oz.



Jose H. Alvarenga
Inglewood, California

Getting to Know Jose H.

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.