An Old StrayJan Fontecchio Perley
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
30 " h x 20 " w x .25 " d |3 lbs. 1 oz.
A cowboy encounters the skull of a steer lost long ago. "This is a common occurrence when caring for cattle, and it gives the discoverer a new place to search for any future strays," says Jan. Classic western scene. Golden, late afternoon lighting and shadows. Nice contrast of the painterly foreground and detailed cowboy and horse.
Jan’s lifelong passion for animals and art have collided in the images she paints. Her Western subject matter is executed with an impressionistic realism, generally using a limited color palette. Jan captures the essence of her subjects in the details, whether it be the playful visage of a cow or the delicate feathers of a colorful bird. Her paintings embody a genuinely jovial exuberance. Often working on two pieces simultaneously, Jan paints from a small studio in her home in Idaho, where she also enjoys spending time with her teenage children.