Marina, her daughter Toya, and I went out to paint last week on a beautiful evening. The sun cast a beautiful golden light on the landscape and as we stood at our easels and painted the scene became more and more beautiful as the sun set lower in the sky. We were at the end of a dead end road looking across some farmer's fields. I had the sun to my back so the sun shone directly on my canvas and on my palatte, big mistake. I was shocked when I saw my painting the next day as it looked so dark. Lesson learned, paintings in brilliant sunlight often are darker when brought inside so the bright light of the sun must be taken into account when mixing colours outdoors.