My first attemt at painting a place just outside Coolah in New South Wales, Gotta Rock. I don’t know why it’s called Gotta Rock. I always seem to visit it on the way somewhere else and it always seems to be blazingly hot when I’m there. I’m sure Coolah is very nice but, much as I like Gotta rock, I’m not sure that’s a good enough reason to stay the night in Coolah. I am very keen to visit at the time of day portrayed in the painting (it’s amazing how often I have to image what a place must look like at sunset or in late afternoon light).