Waxwings are winter birds here in Idaho, gathering in large "museums" in berry trees and at the edge of cold streams. They seem lighter in color in the winter, more yellow and peach than in other seasons, and I love to paint them that way. The tiny red spurs on the tips of their feathers are so unique and add a splash of red.

This painting is on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Jan Fontecchio Perley

Waterfall and Waxwings

Oil painting on wood

Signed on front

9" h x 12" w x .15" d
1 lbs. 1 oz.



Jan Fontecchio Perley
Moscow, Idaho

Getting to Know Jan

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.