I could've made the painting more abstract and symbolic but I enjoy realistic painting more and wanted to give this an ethereal feel through a realistic image against a background of interesting colors. Thus the white robe would have a calming effect but the bright background would excite the onlooker!
Also most of the images of Sai Baba that I have seen depict him with white beard but black eyebrows and I've always wondered why! So I've rectified that here and I believe with white eyebrows he looks more credible, more real!!