Sleeping Fox

Derek Alvarez, Sleeping Fox, iPad Drawing using Sketchbook Pro, 2015

This is a re-creation of an earlier painting I did using crayons. I stayed true to the original for the most part, except I changed the background on this one. The fox is often associated with the figure of the trickster, but as a spirit animal, it can also turn into a teacher providing guidance […]

Iris

Derek Alvarez, Iris, iPad Drawing using Sketchbook Pro, 2015

Irises are another one of my favorite flowers and I wanted to create a simple composition that showcases what’s unique about the Iris in much the same way I created my last Sunflower painting. To me, the background or “negative space” is as much a part of this painting as the Iris itself. Buy Iris […]

Sunflower

Derek Alvarez, Sunflower, iPad Drawing using Sketchbook Pro, 2015

Sunflowers are my favorite flowers and I wanted to create a painting that depicts the flower as a mirror of the sun. I created the painting to depict the sunflower as giving off energy like the sun does. Buy Sunflower Giclée Print on Paper Buy Sunflower Giclée Print on Canvas

Yellow-breasted Chat

Derek Alvarez, Yellow-breasted Chat, iPad Drawing using Sketchbook Pro, 2015

My son Sam and I were walking in the neighborhood one day when we saw this beautiful bird sitting on a Texas Olive tree! Sam loves animals and birds most of all, so I was inspired to create this painting. After doing a little research, I discovered that it’s called a “Yellow-breasted Chat” or “Icteria […]

Pomegranate with Tan Background

Pomegranate Yellow Background web

Pomegranates are one of my favorite fruits and you can find them all over Tucson, so I decided to create a painting of pomegranates and threw some pomegranate flowers in there for good measure. The flowers are this amazing vibrant orange and beautiful in their own right. I added some text because I think it […]