One thing which is noticeable about Caithness is the 'big skies'. In that respect it is similar to the fen country of Eastern England and, interestingly, some of my favourite artists painted in that area. Peter de Wint was an early master of the watercolour sketch and excelled in depicting the flat landscapes of Lincolnshire. His influence can be seen in the work of Edward Seago, who produced wonderful paintings of the skies and countryside around his Norfolk home.
I don't often paint sunrises or sunsets as I find they too easily become garish. However, when I saw this dawn sky from my window I knew it would make a great subject.