Sunrise #2 but looking westwards – Watercolour
The previous post attempted to show the effects that the rising sun has on any low clouds. It also effects views looking away from the sun. As the dawn breaks the light shines straight into anything facing it and bathes it in a warm glow. This is why there are lots of warm reds in this scene. The was a slight covering of snow when this was attempted, the first of this year and, hopefully, not the last. I suppose this, and the previous post, vindicates the old saying :
Red shy at night, Shepherds’ delight
Red sky in morning, Shepherds’ warning.
Meaning that, in our country the prevailing weather is from the west so if you look to the east, highlighted clouds are heading away from you taking bad conditions while looking to the west cloudy conditions, with rain or snow might be approaching.