Chromatic

Chromatic Accordionist, España, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, Copyright 2016, RVJart.com
Chromatic Accordionist, España

This is my Father’s accordion…in Spain. How did that happen? The concept for this painting, that of posing with my Father’s chromatic accordion, began 10 years ago when my Father gave me his old accordion. A few years ago on a trip to Spain, I came upon an old accordionist in the ancient section of Madrid, the sound echoing sweetly off of the brick street and walls. I combined these two ideas to make this work for a new show at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, in Manchester, Vermont. The theme of the show is Chromatic. Chromatic is defined as relating to or highly colored. Being a musician I also know that chromatic also means all of the notes in a scale. I playfully am incorporating these definitions together in these two works, a chromatic accordionist and a self-portrait with guitar, playing chromatic scales.

Chromatic Scales, Self portrait with guitar, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, Copyright 2016, RVjart.com
Chromatic Scales, Self portrait with guitar

 

Southern Vermont Arts Center National Fall Exhibition

The National Fall exhibition will open on September 10th and run until October 16th.

4 thoughts on “Chromatic

  1. Kyle Hartung 09/08/2016 / 1:21 pm

    Love these! Enjoy time with your sister and niece.

    On Thursday, September 8, 2016, Roger Vincent Jasaitis wrote:

    > Roger Vincent Jasaitis posted: ” This is my Father’s accordion…in Spain. > How did that happen? The concept for this painting, that of posing with my > Father’s chromatic accordion, began 10 years ago when my Father gave me his > old accordion. A few years ago on a trip to Spain, I came ” >

  2. Christina Cramer 09/09/2016 / 5:03 pm

    Wonderful work Roger. Such good ideas for the paintings. Hope you win a prize.

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  3. Whine And Cheers For Wine 09/21/2016 / 9:39 am

    Very creative uses for “chromatic” and a great way to share their meanings and different uses. I could almost hear the accordion sounds echoing here…

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