Clarice Beckett demonstrates a technical prowess in her responses to the visibly changeable lighting and weather conditions presented during daylight hours. Painting the city, suburbs and the coast in various states of flux became her signature skill.

Roads, pathways, cast shadows and telegraph poles are often utilised as pictorial devices. These devices are sometimes cropped at the edge of her compositions or used as repeat forms to enable her to infuse her paintings with feelings of movement, depth and volume. Interrupting the edges of her visions with random foreground foliage, as if reminders of the here and now, is another consistent technique.