I felt like drawing some flowers, but I couldn’t handle the subject the same way I draw a female nude (with minimal lines) or else it would be boring. So I thought the way I handled my last drawing would be a good way to draw a still life of flowers. I also turned to one of my favorite flower painters, Van Gogh, for inspiration. I wanted to give my flower drawing the same energy his flower paintings have, so I studied his Vase of Roses painting and turned it into a drawing with my own flair. I’m thinking I’m going to turn two of my other favorite Van Gogh flower paintings into drawings, as well… stay tuned!
About Derek Alvarez
Derek Alvarez has been creating art since he was 3 years old. One of his drawings was exhibited on a nation-wide tour at age 12. He earned an art scholarship to the University of Arizona, focusing on oil painting, graduating in 2004, Magna cum Laude. He began selling his oil paintings while still in college, exhibiting his work in Scottsdale, Arizona and New York City. His work can be found in several public and private collections throughout the country. Currently, he is working as a full-time artist while traveling with his wife and two sons, and shipping his artwork throughout the world.