New England Yearly Meeting Sessions Exhibition 2016

Faith and Practice, NEYM Sessions Exhibition, RVJart.com
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, 2016 Sessions Exhibition, Castleton University, Vermont, August 6-12

I have a painter friend that, when he goes out painting, says “I’m going to steal some landscape”. An ironic take on the idea of making the image your own. Have you ever heard that in some cultures there is the belief that representations or photos actually steal the soul from the subject? Sounds pretty far out there? Somewhat crazy in this modern age? Have you ever wondered where this belief comes from?

The idea that a representation of something actually contains the Spirit or Soul (at least in some degree) of the subject is wide-spread. Even to the point that some religions will not allow images of God for fear that the congregation will worship the image and not the God. Other religions encourage depictions of the Spirit or God for precisely the opposite reason, to have the viewers feel a sense of Holiness. This is what an icon is. A representation of God that is transparent enough, metaphorically speaking, that the viewer feels a sense of the Spirit in it.

Does it work? Have you ever stood in front of great religious art or architecture and felt the sense of the Spirit? Been moved by it? Have you ever been out in Nature and felt the same Spirit… That of God in Nature?

This is what I am feeling when I paint nature.


Scroll down to see the paintings in the exhibition.

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Casco Bay Fog Bank, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2008, RVJart.com
Casco Bay Fog Bank

#2080301 Casco Bay Fog Bank, 18″x14″, $500


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Bucketville, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2008, RVJart.com
Bucketville

#2050202 Bucketville, 24″x14″, $800


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1791 Baptist Church, Goldenrod, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2007, RVjart.com
1791 Baptist Church, Goldenrod

#2070903 1791 Baptist Church, Goldenrod, 24″x18″, $1000


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psalm 162, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2011, RVJart.com
psalm 162

#2111003 psalm 162, Autumn Wall, 14″x11″, $400


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Mountain Brook, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2007, RVjart.com
Mountain Brook

#2070703 Mountain Brook, 20″x16″, $800


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Sweet Spring, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2006, RVJart.com
Sweet Spring

#2060401 Sweet Spring, 22″x28″, $1500


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psalm 165, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2011, RVJart.com
psalm 165

#2111102 psalm 165, Birch Grove, 11″x14″, $375


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Leaving Townshend, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2014, RVJart.com
Leaving Townshend

#2140702 Leaving Townshend, 16″x 12″, $450


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psalm 179, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2013, RVJart.com
psalm 179

#2130302 psalm 179, Sugaring, 10″x 8″, $200


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En Plein Air, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2014, RVJart.com
En Plein Air

#2130501 En Plein Air, 40″x 30″, $3000


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2 thoughts on “New England Yearly Meeting Sessions Exhibition 2016

  1. avidseeker 08/03/2016 / 4:43 pm

    Roger, you capture the spirit of nature beautifully in your art. I guess I do that with some of my poems, but I never really thought of it that way till now. Thanks. Ginger

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