A couple weeks ago we had some terrific wind as a storm passed through. The cooling of temperatures were welcomed, as we'd spent a record number of days in the 100's. "It's like the old days, before all the irrigated farming" the locals would lament. Some loved it, but this wilting flower wasn't one of them. I got in a quick oil sketch while these clouds passed over. Some of the playfulness of color in the foreground was brought up while in the studio a bit later.