Rolling a QuirlyJan Fontecchio Perley
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
16 " h x 20 " w x .25 " d |1 lbs. 0 oz.
A storm brewing, the wind rising, and a cowboy rolling a cigarette as he rests on his journey. "This is a variation of a scene I saw often when I rode with groups of cowboys in my youth," says Jan. Classic western scene. Dramatic lighting from the left side of the composition. Nice balance of detail in the horse and rider offset with the painterly sky and scrub brush.
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.