McNairn?s paintings often contain a combination of interior and cityscape images. Here, the recognisable shape of a pot plant in the foreground is set against the familiar outline of the Scott monument, trees, a modern tower block, and a bridge similar to the Forth road bridge in the background. Other shapes are more mysterious. The title suggests that the artist was `looking outside? through a window, but she presents us with a variety of images from different places, instead of a straightforward view. McNairn?s bold paintings are dominated by a palette of soft but cool colours ? blues, greys, purples and pinks.