It’s based on a photo I took in 2013 of the sunrise from the side of the road on my way to work.
The picture is slightly washed out in the photo, but it’s close. The original photo was much more vibrant, one of my very favorite photos that I have taken just because of the colors:
I deliberately left out the power pole from the photo, partly because I don’t think it needed it, partly because I didn’t trust myself to paint it in.
I really enjoyed doing this as a creative process in the middle of a lot of other commitments I’ve had. I think I shall do some more some time.