30” x 22” watercolor on Arches 300 lb paper. Riding down an escalator in the Miami Fashion District I was greeted by a sea of umbrellas washed with a blue light that was reflected from decorative glass panels. It was a very hot day and although it was no cooler in the “blue” area, it looked cooler. From the aerial perspective the shapes of the umbrellas combined with the dark shadow shapes were very appealing to me. This painting was accepted to both the Transparent Watercolor Society of America Juried Exhibition at the Kenosha Public Museum in 2019 and also the 46th Annual Alaska Watercolor Society’s JuriedExhibition where it won Best of Show.