Hot summer day in Alston park, Napa, CA original palette knife oil painting 11 x 14 in. The land suffers from a lack of water. The heatwave turned the grass yellow. The old dry bizarrely curved stick on the foreground was a tree sometime in the past. It is now lying lifeless serving as a perch for local ravens and crows. The blue sly and a strip of greenery in the distance cools the painting just a little.