This is a 18x24 inch oil landscape on canvas. I wanted to create a surreal representational painting to depict the feeling of Paradise. I aimed to create the abstraction in the sky through the direction of brush strokes and bright colors. I also incorporated the flying birds, creating distinct patterns in the sky. While I did display a feeling of abstraction, depth was also a focus such as the birds getting smaller as they moved towards the sun and the rocks painted smaller in the background.