"I wanted to have some fun painting a piece about a painting called mini painting," says Jose. "The actual size of the avocado painting is 2.50" x 1.75" as is described on the wall tag. The red dot means that the mini painting has been sold."

- Jose H. Alvarenga

Mini Painting

Oil painting on masonite board
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to frame

Signed on front

4" h x 6" 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.