This painting has been through a lot of stages. This morning it was immediately clear to me that I'd been wrong to pick up the red brick in the house on the left of the painting, Its light value was a distraction from the focus of the painting, which was the strong light on the right. Once I fixed that, the red reappeared as a new color for the umbrella. Much better. Introducing black into the painting helped ground the blue. Not done yet, but much closer than where I was last week.