Purple Fortress on the Cliff, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Derek Alvarez, Purple Fortress on the Cliff, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Hand Painted on the iPad using Procreate, 2018

I worked on this one a lot… I even called it finished at one point and then worked on it some more because it just didn’t have that “pizazz” I like to have in my paintings… it’s like a Louis Armstrong song without a trumpet solo… good, but not great. I reworked the sky and ocean and I’m loving it now… skies always give me trouble… the simplicity is deceptive!

This painting is another inspired by the fortress on the cliff in Dubrovnik, Croatia… this scene is earlier in the evening than the last one I did and is dominated more by blues, purples, and greens, whereas the other one was more reds, oranges, and pinks. I suppose I am somewhat of an impressionist in that I am inspired by the different colors and lighting I see, but I do like to push the envelope and not necessarily use “realistic” colors.

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