I painted these river scenes from the same spot on the same day -- one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The top one was the morning painting with the sun rising into my face. The lower one was painted the same afternoon with the sun at my back. They are quick studies, but a useful exercise in how I see my work with different light sources. In the morning, the shadows on the trees were all facing me, so I didn't see as much color as I did in the afternoon. The darks were much richer in the morning scene, while the color were more vibrant in the afternoon. I think I'll have to try this again some time!