Salvia Shadows was painted en plein air in Albany Oregon at Monteith River Park on a 4×12 inch gallery wrapped canvas. I was sitting in the shade of giant power wires and the concrete structure that holds up these towers. Planted at the base were these sweet salvias, and I liked how their shadows danced across the concrete walls. Below, you can see how the painting continues around the 1 1/2 inch edges of the canvas. I started painting loosely with watercolor, then when I was ready to put in more detail I used my pastels. It’s been sealed with diluted PVA size so it doesn’t need to hide behind glass, and is ready to hang with the wire on the back.