This one also hangs in our dining room. I love the warm tones and the way it feels like the sun is just coming up on a beautiful new day. Here's my favorite section of the painting:
"Juan Flora del Valle" -- does this sound familiar? Juan = Jack, and Blumenthal?
blumenthal Name Meaning and History
Jewish (Ashkenazic) and Swedish: ornamental name composed of German Blumen ‘flowers’ + Thal (now spelled Tal) ‘valley’.
from Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/facts/blumenthal-family-history.ashx)
Blumenthal = flowers of the valley = Flora del Valle! Genius!