For this piece I was inspired to paint this classic Milk Ford Model T toy truck. In the old days milk was delivered (as well as eggs, bread and butter), making this a nostalgic painting. The coin represents how cheap life used to be back then: you could buy so much with so little.

This piece is mounted on a cradled wood panel with mahogany stained sides (not pictured).

- Jose H. Alvarenga

Got Milk?

Oil painting on masonite board
Stained wood edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

12" h x 16" w x .37" d
0 lbs. 10 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.