Pewter TrainJose H. Alvarenga
Oil painting on Masonite board
Varnished and Ready to frame
Signed on front
6 " h x 8 " w x .25 " d |0 lbs. 4 oz.
I found this small pewter train and the wooden blocks in a thrift store and knew right away they will be great subjects for a painting. I love the many details the pewter train has. This painting is on masonite board 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.