Storm of Color

Detail, psalm 182, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis,, Copyright 2013 Roger Vincent Jasaitis
Detail, psalm 182


O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all…

Robert Frost

This image is a detail of a work in progress, still wet on the easel. I painted this en plein air last week with fury at the inadequacy of the palette in my hands. It is an experiment in flinging pure color at the canvas and mixing it on the surface.
You must view it for at least 2 minutes before the color, values and composition pull themselves together. Otherwise your brain can’t take in the storm and fury. Now imagine it at 4 times the size of your monitor.
Here is a link to the completed work psalm 182. To see more complete paintings go to

6 thoughts on “Storm of Color

  1. George 10/19/2013 / 8:06 am

    Beautiful work Roger! Age has “ripened” the artistry within our lives. The binds of youthful years endure our bond even though the miles and time keep us astray, yet we are enriched and come away more grateful for the occasions that we have to reunite. Hope to see you and Nancy soon!

  2. avidseeker 10/19/2013 / 12:08 pm

    Beautiful work of art, Roger, and perfect complement to the wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing with Fall-deprived Floridians… Ginger

  3. Whine And Cheers For Wine 10/19/2013 / 4:06 pm

    Fury? Our Roger? For me the longer I viewed this painting the more details I discovered in what I first thought to be an un-detailed painting. Bravo sir.

  4. sheila garrett 10/21/2013 / 2:22 pm

    It’s BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Maybe you should do a series rather than changing this at all. Sheila

    • Roger Vincent Jasaitis 10/21/2013 / 6:20 pm

      This is one of a series similar in technique and subject. When they are ready I will post a notice that they are available on my web sight

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