The inspiration is a photograph showing the reflection of a man on the water. The movement of the waves above the head resembles halos (aureole). It seemed to me to be an image of a soul or a sacred, elusive thing. Apart from the subject, the very form of the figure reflecting in the water seemed quite interesting to me that I decided to paint it. That was an opportunity for me to use oil paint as water paint. I was pouring paint mixed with the oil medium and turpentine directly from the jar, swinging the canvas in different directions.