Lemon DelightJose H. Alvarenga
Oil painting on Masonite board
Ready to frame
Signed on front
10 " h x 8 " w x .25 " d |0 lbs. 4 oz.
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’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.