At a recent City of Wanneroo Event I spotted this lovely old car (don’t ask me what model or year it is, I’m a female and all I know is that it’s a beautiful purple car)! I couldn’t resist taking a photo or two and as I did I noticed lots of little reflections in the chrome and the headlights, and practically everywhere else. I decided that I had to do a painting of it so a few weeks later, I set to work, choosing to paint a small part of the car, on a full sheet of watercolour paper. The drawing itself took hours, and then came the painting part. All up I think it took about 50 hours of slow, detailed work – the longest stint being 7 hours (with breaks in between, of course), so you can imagine how relieved I was when it was finished. I’ve titled it “Reflecting on the Past” which has a bit of a double meaning (I like double meanings in my titles), because it not only has reflections on it but it’s also a beautiful memory of the past. I’m quite pleased with the end result, and you know what? I think I’d even consider doing another one. One day. Maybe next year!