Western Nature Humor Illustrations and Paintings
by Boost Inspiration · October 28, 2010
Nate Owens has done illustration for publications and gallery art (oils, watercolors, acrylics, etc.) for years. His illustrations have appeared on everything from bus benches to ads, in magazines, tv spots and on gift products like coffee mugs, shirts, greeting cards and wall decor prints.
The humor work has been the most popular and most widely published, inspired by growing up on a farm around tale-spinning great uncles and a menagerie of interesting critters.
Nate Owens is Living in the southeastern US with his wife Carol, ten dogs and three cats in beautiful rural Aiken County, South Carolina. Many of his paintings were of a western nature. Leanin’ Tree Greetings based in Boulder Colorado began publishing his work in 1980, favoring the humorous subjects.
Currently he is focusing on nostalgic and country lifestyle subjects without the caricature rendering.
Paintings for Sale:
All these paintings/prints are available and you can buy them flat, framed or matted in various sizes.
01- The Last Eagle
Lamenting a passing lifestyle and the passing of its icon of freedom, the eagle.
02- When the Sun Bleeds
Symbolic of advancing civilization, the prairie fire was a fierce advesary to plains dwellers Symbolic of advancing civilization.
03- The Furrier
A tradesman of the wilderness living off the land and merging with the nature of his surroundings.
04- Knock First
Wisdom dictates caution. Smoke on the horizon meant a cautious approach on the frontier. Mountain man and horse.
05- One Shepherd to Another
The shepherd in the desert wilderness has a word with his shepherd as his flock pastures in the background. His companion dog, water skin, staff and poncho make up his meager possessions. Yet he has all that he needs.
Wildreness living at its finest. This whimsical painting of a mountain man and his bobcat hat being swarmed by pesky flies has been on Leanin’ Tree cards. Just the thing for your wilderness-loving friends and family.
Perfect harmony – almost. Cowboy strums and sings and the dog is either joining in or complaining. The horse has a low opinion of their talent. This was a birthday card published by Leanin Tree.
08- Looking Up
My most popular card at Leanin’ Tree – This guy is in a tough spot, but he has a great view! The horse is perplexed and the buzzards are optimistic.
09- Jumping Jack
This fella’s ride is getting a little bumpy. Seems a little gray hare can be a problem sometime. A Leanin Tree card. Horse scared by a jackrabbit jumping.
10- Wrong Number
High technology – If the contraption worked right, he wouldn’t get a wrong number. Just a little technical adjustment will fix things. Sleeping cat gets a rude awakening.
11- The Legend
Hero, villain or just a pain in the neck. This character is the talk of the town.
12- Drag Racing
Maybe a seat belt would help?