Pewter Pitcher and PeachesJose H. Alvarenga
Oil painting on Masonite board
Natural wood edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
9 " h x 12 " w x .75 " d |0 lbs. 8 oz.
"For this piece, I painted a pewter pitcher and two peaches," explains Jose. "I love to add details and have a richer narrative in my paintings. On the pitcher, you can see a reflection of me painting. I also included a small insect on the peach - this adds an extra detail and interest to the subject matter."
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.