I was working early in my studio and happened to step outside and was taken by the beautiful colors right before sunrise. I think this banding of colors is called twilight, a refraction of light just before the sun breaks over the edge of the earth. I went out the next day and set up early. I had to use a head lamp because it was too dark to see my palette. I started to paint before it got too light because it happens so quickly. This is that early morning study.