Approach employs painting as an embodiment of some of the psychological devices of cinema. The devices considered in Approach are the use of scale, focus and framing when drawing the viewer into a graphic scenario. Each painting depicts the same image of a house on fire. The size of the canvases reduces gradually while the scale of the housefire image remains the same, embedded within the surrounding blackness. The effect of this technique is the illusion of the viewer’s approach towards the event as it unfolds. The illusion is twofold. Firstly, as the scale of the image is encroached upon by the edge of the picture frame, the fire appears to be closer as if the camera had panned in. Additionally, as each panel becomes smaller, the rendition of the image becomes more focused so that the spectator draws closer to engage in the intimate scale and detail of the closest view.