The set-up for this painting was defined by natural, diffuse light on a rainy day in Los Angeles while I drank hot lemon tea with honey. The edges of the Meyer lemon puckered and dried as I worked.

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Jesse Aldana


Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

6" h x 12" w x 1" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Jesse Aldana
Los Angeles, California

Getting to Know Jesse

Jesse’s scenes of Los Angeles capture the essence of the city with compelling accuracy. The artist’s landscapes, often set at dusk, convey the glowing natural beauty of the West Coast, but also the industrial sprawl of California’s largest city. The juxtaposition of concrete and beaches, streetlights and sunsets represents the constant tension between humans and nature. While many of the scenes appear picturesque at a glance, upon closer look the viewer sees the omnipresence of man. And yet, amid the expansive urban jungle, the magical rays of the sun manage to shine through.