National Umbrella Day February 10

February 10 is National Umbrella Day.
The first painting above I had in mind a couple 
watching a nice sunset. At first I was pleased with the warm colors.
I let it rest for a night.
The next day I looked at it and thought - Fire!
Looks like they are watching a fire. 
That's not the effect I was going for.    

In rethinking my color palette and the purpose
of the painting, which is for Valentine's Day
and National Umbrella Day, I chose wintery colors.

In researching Umbrella Day I learned that the 
first recorded umbrella was in 21 A.D. China.


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