Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Lost and Found

Daybreak

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”

Henry David Thoreau


This last week while rummaging through some old boxes I came across this painting “Daybreak”. I painted this in 2008 and promptly forgot about it. I don’t know why this happened. It is unusual for me to forget about a work. It is a rediscovered gem of a painting, petit at 7″ x 5″, and captures daybreak on a southern New Jersey beach. I remember the trip well, it rained almost the entire time.

This painting was somewhat different than how I was painting at the time. It turns out, eight years later, to be how I am painting now. A subconscious reach into the future. Perhaps that is why I “lost” it. I was not ready to see it for what it is…