The second day of our workshop we set-up along the marsh off St. Simons Island. There was a beautiful grove of huge oak trees that look out over the marsh and distant landscape.
I did not use an umbrella this day and learned a lot about why you need one. When I was painting this, in the brilliant sun, the color balance was just right, and it was nice and bright. When we brought them under-cover for a critique, I was shocked at how dark it turned out. Laurel helped explain that without the shade of an umbrella the tendency is to make the colors read right in the sun that means it will be dark indoors.