Desert Brush Hands

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Desert Brush Hands
Desert Brush Hands
Artist: Owen, BillDate of Birth: 1942-2013
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24 x 36 inches
Signed: Signed lower right/CA and dated 2007

Bill Owen once said, ÒMy objective is to chronicle the modern, working cowboy as he lives and works today. People sometimes feel the working cowboy is a thing of the past. ThatÕs not so! Someday it may well be, and I want to record today what may be history tomorrow. Not only is my public acceptance, and my fellow artistsÕ acceptance a tremendous compliment, but when my working cowboy friends drop by and say ÔBill, thatÕs the way it really is,Õ then I know that what IÕm putting on canvas is truly worth the effort.Ó (Howard, Ten Years with the Cowboy Artists of America, p. 187.) Desert Brush Hands is a painting of an easy moment for cowboys doing a tough job. Between the cactus, the sharp rocks on the desert floor, and the heat, not to mention getting cattle to do anything in such an environment, taking a moment to rest the horses, to stand and compare notes, is a necessary luxury. This is the kind of painting that would make OwenÕs cowboy friends say ÒthatÕs the way it really is.Ó