With this piece I wanted to capture a combination between traditional still life painting represented by the half peeled lemon, and the unusual: the Ravello bottle. I love the design on the bottle and the curl of the lemon skin and cast shadow.

This painting is on masonite and will need a frame for display.

- Jose H. Alvarenga

Lemon Delight

Oil painting on masonite board

Ready to frame

Signed on front

10" h x 8" w x .25" d
0 lbs. 4 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.