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 H. Alvarenga

Pewter Train

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.



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.