My camera has been in the shop for a couple of weeks and I am relying on my iPad to photograph my paintings. What I am finding is that I am not picking up some of the subtleties of color and texture that are visible when looking at the real thing. This painting I worked over several short periods of time. It originated from a comment made by a fellow alumni friend who said, "It is raining, I guess I need to take an umbrella to happy hour." Frequently I see a picture from what is said around me. From this comment, I immediately saw 2 umbrellas, one for the happy person, one for the happy hour drink. Since I didn't have a setup or photo to work from, I had to invent the whole thing. Cara Nelson was the inspiration for this so I wanted to get somewhat of the image of her for my subject. Those who know her will have to critique it for me.