Forest – Butrint, Albania

Derek Alvarez, Forest – Butrint, Albania, Hand Painted on the iPad using Procreate, 2018

This is another painting inspired by a father/son trip I took my boys on to Butrint, Albania… Butrint is a World Heritage Site, an ancient Greek and Roman city that was abandoned after a major earthquake flooded most of the city. As you walk along, some parts of the path take you through forest. The boys and I had a great time and they kept looking for the dragon that I told them had knocked down some of the buildings.

I painted the forest thick, mysterious, and beautiful… as relates to my life right now after the death of my third child, the path is uncertain, but there is a light source shining through the trees that calls to me and encourages me to keep finding my way.

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