In his artworks, Salve drapes his figures in rich and heavy costumes with the use of bright and gold colours. The dramatic intensity in his paintings is visually powerful to render the right mood and sentiments. With that, his figures carry a warm and unique aura around.
The ideal manhood tucks in a strong male body that is convincingly muscular and looks compelling with a right posture and demeanour.
The musical instruments in Salve's paintings makes you listen to the music played by Nayak. While the animals give out their peculiar sounds, this is the power of Salve's form of storytelling through his composition. It makes you the part of his paintings.
Salve has gone one step ahead when he has drawn out the intense longing while the Nayak plays his flute. Nayak stands cross-legged in the middle, and his hands passionately expressing love by playing on his flute.
The raga of excitement brings through playing of various music ragas that eventually enhances the raga of romance.
PEACOCK, THE PEEHU
Amongst all that Salve had heard in his childhood, he found peacock, an interesting and beautiful creation, designed by God.
Salve associates peacock with Goddess Lakshmi who embodies kindness, luck and benevolence. He visualised his peacocks flying around in his painted forms and hues.
With fantasy, Salve has tried to experience the most admired virtues of an individual and thus drawn his peacock as a convoy of honour and harmony.