Brent Cotton

Burning the Tall Grass


oil on board
20 x 24 in.
26 x 30 in. (framed)
Every spring in Montana, I burn my irrigation ditches to help the water flow better during the summer. Growing up, I helped my grandpa with the same activity, a memory that inspired this painting. I love to re-create these simple scenes of rural life and show the connection to the land.