This composition offers perspective and contrast, with the open window being the separation between the indoors and outdoors. The scene is set as though the viewer is inside sat at the desk, with the gaze directed out past the temporarily abandoned books, with a jumper casually left lying through the window to the view of the trees and buildings outside. The application of paint is more considered in the foreground, and shades used are warmer and softer giving a more relaxed ambience to the indoor environment. This is in contrast to the starker tones and swifter brushstrokes used for the sky, trees and buildings. Most of the trees are bare and the curtain blown inwards to lie on the window ledge suggests a cold blustery day outdoors.
Ewan McClure studied painting at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, graduating with honours in 1997. His work is represented in private and public collections including the Royal Scottish Academy, Princeton Theological Seminary and the Robert Fleming collection.