I took inspiration from the Titian painting, “Bacchus and Ariadne” for this one. I removed all the mythological figures and was more inspired by his use of color and composition for the landscape. I obviously made my version much more loose with my brushstrokes, which I think makes for quite the dramatic effect.
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.