My front porch faces east and I knew if I were to catch any light at all with the heavy cloud cover, that was my best chance. I blocked in the tree shapes and the darkest blue of the sky and waited for the first bit of light to emerge. I didn't have to wait long. That bright blue of the sky held for about 15 minutes and then the whole sky transformed into a milky blue and then to gray. It was gorgeous while it lasted and I painted as fast as I could to get the color down before it was gone.
8" x 10" oil on linen panel