A page of quiet reflection from warmer days in my ‘Passages’ sketchbook.
The inside cover of my latest sketchbook, dedicated to the idea and imagery of a new beginning.
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.
Eastern sunrise # 1 – Watercolour
This is the time of year for colour in our skies. As the sun rises, in the east just behind the Pentland Hills to the south of Edinburgh, any clouds catch the changing light and produce terrific colours and tones. This was something like this morning’s view. Its quite difficult to actually get any definite scene as the colours change quite quickly and there is a tendency to wait to see if a better range appears. The view in the opposite direction is quite different and my next post will try to demonstrate this.
That same quiet evening from the last post, this time a page of purple ink. Once it was done it reminded me of a sunrise peaking into the mouth of a cave, perhaps on a cold winter morning, just after the solstice.