Archive for November, 2008

All truth is nothing but truth.

Posted in Basement-09, commentary, Eclectic-Jan10, Idaho, landscape,, Sawtooth-SunValley-Hailey with tags , , , , on November 19, 2008 by Rog


“Alturas Outlet”, 18×24 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, 18nov08, using choate7 palette with warm blue being Prussian Blue.

Lake Alturas exists in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho.  It’s sister lake is the smaller Lake Perkins.  This painting is based on the outlet to lake Alturas.  Which begs the question… If we let all the truth out, is there any truth left?


Posted in Alaska, commentary, landscape with tags , , , , on November 13, 2008 by Rog


“Mounts O’er Moisture”, 11×14 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, 11-11-08, using Choate7 palette except cool red is true Alizarin Crimson and warm blue is Manganese Blue Hue.

People often look at mountainous areas as desolate isolation with rocks, no trees and not much else. Great places to paint right? This painting emphasizes the fact that a great deal of mounted areas contain wetlands. This is why we often associate Moose with mountains. Moose tend to love the water, they graze the wetlands. You can see this most prominently in places like Alaska.

In Idaho, the higher you are, the more moisture there is. You get 10 feet of snow in the winter at 8000 feet, but just 10 inches of rain at 2700 [Boise]. It has been raining in Boise for several days now; so I would like to annouce that winter is here.

Is Fall a Disease?

Posted in abstract landscape, commentary, Eclectic-Jan10, landscape, symbolism with tags , , , , on November 6, 2008 by Rog


“Border of the Fall”, 8×10 oil on canvas board, study, by Rog Lyngaas, 5nov08, using Choate7 palette with Manganese Blue Hue as the warm blue.

This is the second version of a theme. The first was called something like “Expansion via Reflection”. This version imagines that from North to South, as Fall takes its grip on Summer; there exists a border between the two. The border here is obvious. Downstream from this locale, to the South; the grass is greener, the elevation is lower, the trees have more fruit, and the fish are more a jumpin’. Could Fall be a disease that spreads; changing the world, briefly?