Jesse Aldana
Los Angeles, California

California artist Jesse Aldana uses the ritual of sunrise and sunset to capture the spirit of the west. Using a hybrid of realist brushwork and an almost surreal absence of humans, Jesse documents residential neighborhoods, main thoroughfares and coastal scenes across the great city of Los Angeles. Reminiscent of Ed Ruscha, Jesse’s work acts as both a record of the current landscape as well as a metaphor for the openness and sense of opportunity that continually draw settlers to the west coast. Jesse says of California, “the sky is an overwhelming presence.” He frames his big sky compositions with narrow palm trees and low-slung buildings at the periphery of the canvas to illustrate the scale of the scene. In doing so, the viewer can begin to appreciate the sentiment of the final frontier. Jesse works from a home studio in Los Angeles using photographs that he takes of the surrounding area as source material. He holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from The New York Academy of Art. He regularly exhibits at the Beverly Hills Art Show.

Evening Rituals
30" x 40" , oil painting
$2,375

Mesquite Flat
20" x 16" , oil painting
$725

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The Rollercoaster
30" x 40" , oil painting
$1,975


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The Buzzard's Roost
24" x 36" , oil painting
$1,400

The Lowering Sky
36" x 24" , oil painting
$1,400

The Oak
40" x 30" , oil painting
$2,375


Mirror Calm at Ragged Point
24" x 36" , oil painting
$1,400

Fog over the Falls
8" x 10" , oil painting
$575

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Point Mugu
18" x 24" , oil painting
$900


The Great Pumpkin
24" x 30" , oil painting
$1,075

Summer Gold
20" x 16" , oil painting
$700

Evening Walk
28" x 22" , oil painting
$975


Frida
24" x 36" , oil painting
$1,050

Pacific
16" x 20" , oil painting
$750

Sentinel
30" x 40" , oil painting
$1,925


Code
12" x 24" , oil painting
$600

Winter Was Here
20" x 16" , oil painting
$725

Guacamole
18" x 24" , oil painting
$850


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The Middle Column
24" x 18" , oil painting
$850

Crossroads
20" x 16" , oil painting
$725

Westridge
16" x 20" , oil painting
$725


The Passing Storm
20" x 16" , oil painting
$725

14th and California
20" x 16" , oil painting
$725

Fireworks
16" x 20" , oil painting
$725


Linked In
20" x 16" , oil painting
$725

Bougainvilleas
16" x 20" , oil painting
$725

Bougainvillea
20" x 16" , oil painting
$725


Good Morning
20" x 16" , oil painting
$625

Virginia
20" x 16" , oil painting
$625

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Cotton Candy Clouds
30" x 40" , oil painting
$1,875


Olympic
16" x 20" , oil painting
$750

Cold California
16" x 20" , oil painting
$625

Iceberg
24" x 36" , oil painting
$1,100


Idaho Before Colorado
20" x 16" , oil painting
$550

Union
24" x 36" , oil painting
$1,125

Broadway and 7th, Downtown LA
36" x 72" , oil painting
$4,950


Turquoise
30" x 40" , oil painting
$2,375

Carmel
24" x 30" , oil painting
$1,075

Family Portrait Commission
28" x 36" , oil painting
$2,000


The Art of Teaching - Commission
24" x 30" , oil painting
$1,500

Low Tide
16" x 20" , oil painting
$750

The Wedding Photographer
16" x 20" , oil painting
$750


Father's Day
16" x 20" , oil painting
$750

Red Sky
24" x 48" , oil painting
$2,125

Nature's Last Blue is Gold
40" x 30" , oil painting
$1,900


Sunset Shore - Commission
36" x 24" , oil painting
$1,900

Silent Night #3
20" x 16" , oil painting
$650

Silent Night #2
20" x 16" , oil painting
$650


Silent Night #1
20" x 16" , oil painting
$650

A Wake
18" x 24" , oil painting
$775

Highwire
20" x 16" , oil painting
$700


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Griffith Observatory
4" x 4" , oil painting
$75

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Capitol Records
4" x 4" , oil painting
$75

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Shakespeare Bridge
4" x 4" , oil painting
$75


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Eastern Building
4" x 4" , oil painting
$75

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Santa Monica Pier
4" x 4" , oil painting
$75

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Colorado Street Bridge
4" x 4" , oil painting
$75


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Mann's Chinese Theater
4" x 4" , oil painting
$75

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Hollywood
4" x 4" , oil painting
$75

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LAX
4" x 4" , oil painting
$75


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Randy's Donuts
4" x 4" , oil painting
$75

Persephone's Progress
16" x 20" , oil painting
$750

Fade Away
24" x 24" , oil painting
$900


Lost Hills
18" x 24" , oil painting
$650

Summer
6" x 12" , oil painting
$325

Tangerine
6" x 12" , oil painting
$325


Tower, Rialto, Orpheum, Moon
36" x 72" , oil painting
$4,775

Venice
20" x 16" , oil painting
$650

Sand Sledders
16" x 20" , oil painting
$575


Overlook
16" x 20" , oil painting
$525

Fontenoy
18" x 36" , oil painting
$925

Tinsel
36" x 24" , oil painting
$1,000


This Must Be the Place
24" x 36" , oil painting
$925

California
20" x 16" , oil painting
$525

Idaho
20" x 16" , oil painting
$525


Scorpio
6" x 12" , oil painting
$300

Partridge and Pear
6" x 12" , oil painting
$300

Weeping Orange
6" x 12" , oil painting
$300


Persimmons
6" x 12" , oil painting
$325

Lemonade
6" x 12" , oil painting
$325

Nebraska
20" x 16" , oil painting
$525


Goleta, Platform Holly
40" x 30" , oil painting
$1,300

Santa Monica Bay
16" x 20" , oil painting
$525

Winter
40" x 30" , oil painting
$1,200


The Beverly Hilton
30" x 40" , oil painting
$1,200

Colorado
16" x 20" , oil painting
$575


Inquire or Comment about Jesse's Work


Jesse Aldana 9/30/2019 | 3:31 PM

Hi Brandon, Thank you for your interest in this painting. I would say that, overall, the painting tends more pink than orange. There are definitely moments where yellow infuses and almost turns the accents on some of the clouds a peachy orange as you point out, but generally the painting is laid out in gradations of coral red. I hope this helps! thank you!

commentsRed Sky
B Ackley 9/27/2019 | 2:49 PM

Hello Jesse, Is your "red sky painting" generally pink or orange. The photo images of the piece show both colors. Thanks

Jesse Aldana 8/12/2019 | 11:13 AM

Hi! Thank you for the kind words. Carmel is such a beautiful place of thought-provoking splendor - it was really fun to make a painting that helps me relive the experience of standing on that beach, watching color bloom through the mist. best, Jesse

commentsCarmel
C Moore 8/8/2019 | 7:56 PM

Jesse, "Carmel" is a terrific painting. Well done.

commentsThe Wedding Photographer
Y Choi purchased this artwork. 4/27/2019 | 3:40 PM

I love them! They're more beautiful than expected.Thank you very much!

Jesse Aldana 12/12/2018 | 2:05 PM

Thank you so much for your support David! I'm glad that the paintings resonate with you and are a good fit for your home! I agree, the skies over LA make it a dreamy place to live and work. Thank you!

commentsSilent Night #2
D Cooney purchased this artwork. 12/12/2018 | 1:40 AM

Love it!

commentsColorado
D Cooney purchased this artwork. 12/12/2018 | 1:37 AM

a modern master! Nice to see the same light, air and atmosphere that I see living In LA put down on canvas in such a real way.. dreamy way

Jesse Aldana 12/24/2017 | 10:52 AM

Hi Christine! Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. Happy Holidays!

commentsShakespeare Bridge
C Harris purchased this artwork. 12/24/2017 | 9:36 AM

This is many times more beautiful in reality than the website showed. I love it. Thank you.

Jesse Aldana 5/1/2017 | 12:28 AM

Hi Frank, Thanks so much! I don't have anything coming up on the gallery side, but I can definitely keep you posted if the occasion should arise. Thank you!

commentsFontenoy
F Burciaga 4/29/2017 | 11:43 PM

I'm sure I will be very satisfied with your work "Fontenoy". Any possibility you will exhibit your creations in a Los Angeles gallery soon?

Jesse Aldana 3/7/2017 | 2:07 PM

Thank you very much, Cara. You are far too kind, but I am thrilled that you are happy with the paintings. Carel Fabritius' little painting, "The Goldfinch" has long been a favorite of mine and continues to inspire my work in its balance between economy of means and depth of experience. Thank you for the support and sentiment. Cheers!

C Barker 3/7/2017 | 12:52 PM

Thank you, Mr. Aldana, for the lush still lifes you painted. They were delivered last week, and I repainted a wall before hanging them. I look at them, mesmerized. When I explore the detail, I am reminded of Donna Tartt's description of the perfect still life in her book, The Goldfinch. Mille mercis.