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Western & Equestrian Art

All Images and Content ©1980 - Present (2017) Copyright Janet Tarjan Erl

It might seem peculiar that being such a dedicated wildlife and nature artist that I paint horses and western subjects.  Most artists stick with one genre, but not me.  I find these subjects fascinating.  As for horses, I think they are one of the most beautiful animals on this planet, and just because they are domesticated doesn’t deter me from painting them in landscapes that compliment their beauty.  As for ranchers and cowboys, I think they are a hardy breed worthy of representation, and I feel fortunate to capture some of the contemporary lifestyles of these hard working people.

I’ve also tried painting historic Native American culture, but I found it difficult to really get a feel for this type of art since I never had the opportunity to experience it first hand.  Horses and ranchers, on the other hand, I have seen and interacted with most of my life, so I have a personal connection to these animals and people.

Most of my equine and contemporary ranch art was inspired by the ranchers, cowboys, and horses of Siskiyou County, California and Southern Oregon where I lived for over twenty seven years.  So, in a sense, this body of work is dedicated to them.
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Grasslands A Plenty
Grasslands A Plenty
© 2015, Watercolor,
5.25”h x 5.25”w
$125.00 Framed
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Sweet Summer
© 2000,Oil,
22"h X 28"w
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Charles Spinetta Gallery
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Ranch Gang
© 2012,Oil,
20"h X 20.75"w
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Sorrel in Autumn Forest
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Wind Torn, Weather Worn Homestead
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Alpine Foal
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Autumn Woods
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Season Colors
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Black Mountain Beauty
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Calf Rope'n
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Wild Bunch
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Curious Horse
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Drinking Puddle
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Edge of Dawn
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Foothill Horses
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Round'n Up The Friskies
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Frolic In The Meadow
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Gathering
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Grazing Paradise
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Home Bound Horses
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Honey Colored Autumn
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Horse Shack
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Move'n Calves
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Horses, Earth & Sk
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Horces in Wild Meadow
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Land of Plenty
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Look'n for Calves
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Lush Summer Pastures
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Moody Skies
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Pa's Rope'n
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Move's Cows & Calves
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Mountain Horses
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Networking
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New Life In the Spring
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Next Calf
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Pasture by the Forest
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Pintos
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Range Cowboy
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Rope'n Time
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Scouting Winter Camp
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Shasta O Branding
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Spirited Pack
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Spring Splendor
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Spring Foals
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Streamside Stroll
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Summer Range
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Summer Stroll
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Tracker
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Trusted Friends
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Early Winter Storm
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Woodland Called Home
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Woodland Foal
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Gathering Calves
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Shasta Valley Hummocks and Horses
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Autumn Hillside
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Alpine Bay
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Autumn Horse
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Causual Talk
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Foghorn
© 2014, Watercolor,
6"h X 4"w
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Horse Ridge
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All Images and Content ©1980 - Present (2017) Copyright Janet Tarjan Erl