I am fairly new to plein air painting.  When I venture out usually I try to find a scene I can paint while I'm in the shade -- for obvious comfort reasons.  But I'm finding that  have a hell of a time "seeing" my painting when i look from my set up in the shade to a sunlight scenario.  Do I need to just set up in sunlight if I'm painting a sunlight situation??



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As you get more sensitive to light  you will tell a change just by turning your easel slightly or moving it a 1-2 foot to the side. Even after an hour the light will change in the shade.  When you start the painting, getting your easel in the right spot is important so that you can get the drawing correct, but after that, finding the right light to paint in is also really important which my be in a different spot.  Hope that helps.  Scott


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