This painting was done on a property at Mount Helen. The view was from a high rise looking across to Mt. Warrenheip. The time was morning because I always like to see things backlit and the eastern morning light was just perfect for this painting. The view from the hill is actually a three hundred and sixty degree view, and it's one of the most inspiring I have seen. The cows often hung around the car but when they tried eating the mirrors they had to be encouraged to go elsewhere. As the pic shows, the back of the car makes a great easel and offers protection against the wind. It's like a small mobile studio, and without it I couldn't do much outdoor painting.
At Mount Helen with a 360 degree view of the surrounding area