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.
Pastel and Watercolor