On this piece I painted a little Dutch ceramic windmill souvenir with a small Delft blue windmill drawing.  In the background there's another windmill scene: a copy of Jacob Van Ruisdael's 17th century painting "The Windmill at Wijk Bij Duurstede."  I love the combination of a cloudscape and landscape in the same painting and all those wonderful details makes it one of my favorite landscape paintings.

- Jose H. Alvarenga


Oil painting on masonite board

Varnished and Ready to frame

Signed on front

14" h x 18" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 10 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.