Winter Light, 2020, oil on linen, 51.25 x 41 cm
Subject matter can come as a surprise. I was on the way to a shopping centre and decided to drive around Lake Wendouree to get there. All of a sudden this scene stood before my eyes and I decided to go back and use it for a painting when the weather was similar. I painted it from inside the car over a few sittings. The car is such a useful easel as it protects the wet painting from the wind. I've simplified the actual scene but tried to capture the atmosphere of winter's cold and silvery light.