Beranns skies are more than just a pretty picture. 1) Illumination originating from the right directs the viewers eyes to the left as the sky dome becomes progressively darker. 2) The closest and lowest clouds are placed at the left margin, creating a frame for the scene. They are moving away from the source of illumination, a typical characteristic of Beranns skies. 3) Uplifting storm clouds dissipate into arcing tendrils, suggesting an oval that focuses the viewers eyes toward the center. 4) Cirrus clouds converge toward a distant vanishing point to reinforce perspective. 5) The horizon usually contains the most distant clouds, if any are shown at all.