Honey BearJose H. Alvarenga
Oil painting on Wood
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
8 " h x 6 " w x .75 " d |0 lbs. 8 oz.
This was an interesting subject matter for me to paint. I wanted to challenge myself capturing all the tiny details on the label. I also wanted to capture the light effect on the honey, which was reflecting a transmitted light on its shadow side and also on its shadow cast on the table.
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.