Still a way to go, but I felt the painting was too "Yellow". It just seemed that something was bothering me when I looked at it, so I walked away and pondered for a while. Adding the red seemed to make all the difference to me, and seems to move the focus back to the girls. I am excited to work on the raindrops and to make the shiny effect on the umbrella.
I think the lighting seems to be coming from above the girls, which makes it feel like they are "making their own sunshine". These young ladies do seem to brighten everyone's day
I think it is important to share our process with others, just as we gain from watching other artists work.