Our group got invited to a private farm south of Creswell last Saturday. Beautiful sunny day. I used my old Easy L easel. I've had a lot of trouble with paintings coming out dark and this one did too. I think maybe it's because the palette had medium grey paper under the plexiglass. I had been using one of James Coulter's palette boxes with very light grey paper lately. I scraped this painting off and have replaced the paper but I think I may put even lighter color paper in and see if I do better. Something I'm working on.