I bought this little cable car souvenir when I went to San Francisco.  The cable cars are an icon of the city as well as the "Golden Gate Bridge" which I got to include on the cover of the smaller book.  The books represent the hills in San Francisco: the cable car being on top of the books (on top of the hills).  This painting is on masonite board and will need a frame for display.

- Jose H. Alvarenga

San Francisco

Oil painting on masonite board

Varnished and Ready to frame

Signed on front

8" h x 10" 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.