Lost and Found

"Daybreak", Oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2008, RVJart.com

“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…