Image of - Pryacantha, Salvia, and Ninfa River

Pryacantha, Salvia, and Ninfa River

130cm x 81cm / 51in x 32in
Oil on Linen
I looked at this site for several weeks before deciding to paint it. The giant salvia here are only strokes of blue, and although I laid in the branching using negative space, as the painting progressed, it became more and more abstract, and I lost the connection to the real subject, allowing myself to flow with the movement and the bold spaces and forms, especially in the rendering of the water. I would like to pursue this direction, because this turned out to be one of my favorite pieces.