Painting My Way Out

By Jay Samit | December 28, 2020

I’m continuing to paint through my quarantine, hopeful that the vaccine will give me the keys to freedom in the new year. Here’s another sampling of pieces from previous days.

Day 180
Conformity is a modern suburban landscape I painted to celebrate my stint of sheltering-in-place.


Jay Samit, Conformity, watercolor, 22” x 30” 2020

Day 195
Double Dutch. The simple joys of childhood teach life lessons—taking turns and sharing.


Jay Samit, Double Dutch, watercolor, 18” x 24” 2020


Day 210
Isolation (a self-portrait in a Chinese restaurant). We are all experiencing isolation to varying degrees. This painting coincides with World Mental Health Day, a good time to reach out to friends, relatives and coworkers who you haven’t heard from in a while. The smallest act of kindest can make a huge difference.


Jay Samit, Isolation, watercolor, 18” x 24” 2020


Day 211
Venus Rising. I’m so missing my granddaughters and thinking about the strong-willed, world-changing women I’d like them to emulate.


Jay Samit, Venus Rising, watercolor, 18” x 24” 2020


Day 221
Bedtime Stories. Wishing I could read stories to my granddaughters


Jay Samit, Bedtime Stories, watercolor, 22” x 30” 2020


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  1. Joanne tarlin on December 29, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Love the youthful, primer, feeling. Very American. Curious George, Harold and a nod to Hopper. fun.

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