Summer Idyll

Cold River, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2012,
Cold River

On the way to a show last July,  I spotted this iconic summer scene with children playing in the river.  This painting (Summer Idyll, Cold River)  is one of a series of paintings that I did en plein air during the summer of 2012.

I called this series idylls. An idyll is a short description in verse or prose of a picturesque scene or incident, especially in rustic life. Later it became used more expansively as an extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque period or situation, typically an idealized or unsustainable one. These scenes are idyllic in the pastoral sense but not idealized. This is the landscape as I saw it that day.

With winter approaching I hope that this new work will give you memories of summers past.

4 thoughts on “Summer Idyll

  1. Ginger 10/26/2012 / 3:55 pm

    That is certainly an idyllic scene of summer; my favorite season. Beautiful, Roger.

  2. avidseeker 10/26/2012 / 3:58 pm

    Roger, I have trouble every time signing in to your site. Eventually it accepts me under one of 2 different passwords, but I wonder if anyone else is having the same experience. Could be something I’m not doing correctly.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    The painting you’re showing us this time is just great!

    Love, Ginger

    • Roger 11/04/2012 / 9:15 am

      Hi Ginger,
      I can’t explain this signing in problem but I experience it as well more so on some computers than others. Strange…

  3. Whine And Cheers For Wine 10/26/2012 / 6:02 pm

    Another WOW by Rogelio. Experiencing your painting is like being there in the moment. They usually put me at peace and I thank you for that.
    Still summer in Miami Shores, Ernest.

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