Posts by Derek Alvarez

Evening in the Park – Zadar, Croatia

This painting is inspired by an evening when I took my sons to the park in Zadar, Croatia… my wife had an appointment, so we walked to the top of the hill in the park and I saw the church tower peaking through the trees… the sky was tinged in a golden light and it…

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Watching the Sunset in Zadar, Croatia

This painting is inspired by watching the famous sunset in Zadar, Croatia… many people come out to see it (even Alfred Hitchcock back in the day!) and there are acrobats and street performers, etc… it is one big party, and definitely a great memory.

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Yellow Building, Old Town Split

Old Town Split, Croatia is one of my favorite places in the world, with so much history and amazing architecture… from the Roman to Napoleonic Empire… plus the beautiful Adriatic Sea, which makes for a truly stunning combination. For this painting, I focused on on the yellow, triangle-shaped building with its emerald dome. There are…

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Evening in Dubrovnik

This painting is inspired by Old Town Dubrovnik in the evening! To the left is a restaurant we love to get breakfast at, called “Arsenal”. The architecture is a big aspect of this painting, but mostly it’s about how the light and shadows affect the scene. This one took me a while, but I had…

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Walled City by the Sea, Dubrovnik, Croatia

This painting is inspired by a walk we took along the wall in Dubrovnik, Croatia… a tad pricey, as I recall, but so worth it. I took a million photos, some of which stand on their own as works of art, but this one I felt I could improve upon as a painting. I love…

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