Still lifes with Oranges

Full afternoon sun:

and the next day, very hazy sun:

Both are 8" X 10", oil on stretched canvas. 

Haven't painted outdoor still lifes in quite a while.  The first day was clear with very strong sun, but the second day had a hazed-over sky with almost a misty feel in the air.  I didn't realize just how much the haze was diffusing the sunlight until I finished the painting and saw how low-contrast it looked. 

I like strong sun better.  :)