Painting USCGC Alert and USCGC Bluebell today, June 9, 2017, in Portland Oregon. This is an excellent example as to what the pesky sun can do to my vision while I am painting outside (plein air). This video starts with the soft light of the cloudy day. As the sun comes out the background gets bright-bright to the point I cannot see the painting. This is why I love to paint outside on a cloudy day.