Archive for June, 2009

Courter’s Hitchin’ Barn (aft Kevin Courter)

Posted in architecture, Eclectic-Oct09, Initial-Pt-09, landscape with tags , , , , on June 30, 2009 by Rog

“Courter’s Hitchin’ Barn [aft Kevin Courter]”, 11×14 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, 29jun09, Choate7 palette.

courters hitchin barn

Of course, there is a little controversy here.  Do people really get married in a Hitching Barn?  Notice the light in the barn shade.  That is where the horse is gettin’ hitched!

Now, once again in my travels, I learn things.  Things like making sure your panel carrier’s screws are tight.  The painting above is after I had to do modification when I got home from the studio.  You see my single cylinder motorcycle must oscillate at just the right frequency,  for my carrier screws to loosen inside my panniers.  So the original painting, that is shown below, no longer exists.  After the screws loosened, one of my bare panels squashed the painting in certain areas.  So when I got home I had to do some painting fixing.  Needless to say, I guess I cannot claim I am always the Alla Prima painter, that I am known as.

Courter's Hitchin' Barn, before travel

By the way, I hope by now you have realized why I called this a painting of a Hitchin’ Barn, instead of the original title that Kevin Courter gave it.  You see, I do not know the original name.  Plus, Kevin’s last name is Courter… so it makes sense to be talkin’ ’bout hitchin’… ok I am a little dry.

English Crutch…

Posted in abstract landscape, commentary, Idaho, landscape, symbolism with tags , , , , on June 24, 2009 by Rog

One of the crutches that we have in written English is the parenthesis. Most keyboards have three types of them. It is a crutch I abuse quite a bit. Have you ever noticed that a parenthesis can not contain an entire thought?

“Parenthesis”, 11×14 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, 23jun09, Choate7 palette.

parenthesis

Can you see the forest through the tree?

Posted in abstract landscape, commentary, landscape, palette with tags , , , , on June 23, 2009 by Rog

Sometimes we see a tree. Other times we see a forest. Today I ponder; do I see the entire depth of the situation?

“Pond, Beach, Tree, Forest”, 11×14 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, 22jun09, XC palette.

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XC Palette
Cool blue = french ultramarine blue (winton)
Warm blue = viridian (winton)
Earth blue = prussian blue (grumbacher pre-tested)
Cool yellow = cadmium lemon (winton)
Warm yellow = cadmium yellow medium (winton)
Earth yellow = raw umber (graham)
Cool red = alizarin crimson (graham)
Warm red = cadmium red medium (winton)
Earth red = burnt sienna (grumbacher pre-tested)
White = titanium white (pw6,pw4, shiva)

Jump in! It is summer time….

Posted in art show, Buhl-09, Buhl-Hagerman-TwinFalls, Idaho, landscape, PaintMap.com, palette, plein air, Snake River with tags , , , , , on June 20, 2009 by Rog

Greetings fra Hilo! Uncle Billy is being good to me. Facing the Koi pond courtyard we’ve been enjoying birds, mongeese, & Brazillian Coqui frogs speaking to us in tongues 24-7. Today’s painting is hanging in the 8th street center in Buhl, Idaho.

“Owlsley Bridge”, 11×14 PA oil on canvasboard, by Rog Lyngaas, 6jun09, XB palette.
owlsley bridge

XB Palette

cool blue = french ultramarine blue [winton]
warm blue = viridian [winton]
cool yellow = cadmium lemon [winton]
warm yellow = cadmium medium yellow [winton]
warm red = cadmium medium red [winton]
cool red = alizarin crimson [graham]
white = titanium white [PW6, PW4, shiva]

Shade Tree @ Niagra Springs

Posted in abstract landscape, art show, Buhl-09, Buhl-Hagerman-TwinFalls, Eclectic-Jan10, Idaho, landscape, PaintMap.com, plein air, Snake River with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2009 by Rog

This post is the first with my new Nokia E63 phone.  When I post using the phone the format will always resemble what you see here.  What you are seeing is the evolution to real time painting posting.  I may still post to the flicker site, but I have not decided yet on that.

By the way, this painting now sits along side “Ramona” and “Chopin’s Etude @ Niagra Springs”.  They are in the year long show in the Buhl Arts Council at the Eigth Street Center; in Buhl Idaho.  I will be posting a detailed web page on the Plein Air Paintout, sometime in the next few weeks.

“Shade Tree @ Niagra Springs”, 8×10 PA oil on canvasboard, by Rog Lyngaas, Choate7 Palette, 4jun09.

shade tree niagra springs

Attitude about Etudes…

Posted in abstract landscape, art show, Buhl-09, Buhl-Hagerman-TwinFalls, Eclectic-Jan10, Idaho, landscape, motorcycles, PaintMap.com, plein air, Snake River with tags , , , , , on June 10, 2009 by Rog

Chopin's Etude at Niagra Springs

“Chopin’s Etude @ Niagra Springs”, 8×10 PA oil on canvaboard, by Rog Lyngaas, Choate7 Palette, 4jun09.

This was the first of three plein air paintings I performed at the 2009 Buhl Plein Air Paintout.  I consider it a study, since the original composition was complex, and I intend to repaint at this location in the future.  It is now on exhibit [and for sale] for the next year along with last years creation called “Ramona”.  I was able to reframe Ramona in a better frame.  Below is Fred Choate expounding to me the natural composition.

Fred Expounding

Of course, below is I, absorbing all from my mentor, but listening to the river speak in another language.  Obviously, I listened to the later more than the former.

Rog Painting

This was a busy day in that Fred and I had to return to the Basement Gallery, for the June Reception at night.  It looks nice and peaceful here, but in reality, I had to ride my motorcycle 320 miles in a stiff gusting side wind of up to 45 mph.  Sometimes the Semis and I were just going 45 miles an hour down the highway.  It was the windiest day in Idaho in a long time.

Pleasure and Greenhouse Affect?

Posted in abstract landscape, commentary, Idaho, landscape with tags , , , , on June 4, 2009 by Rog

Greenhouse Affect

“Greenhouse Affect”, 8×10 oil on canvasboard, by Rog Lyngaas, 1jun09, XA palette.

When there is 2 feet of snow and the temperature rises to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, snow can melt so fast that it creates a cascading “greenhouse affect”.  This is perfectly natural, and I recall it happening every once in a while in Wisconsin; but I have not witnessed it as much in Idaho.  At that time the air becomes living with moisture, a nice change from the frigid dryness of a day before.  It is kind of like the same feeling as when you see and breath after a nice summer thunderstorm.

Regardless, obviously I take great pleasure in witnessing a greenhouse affect in winter.

By the way, I am proud to say that someone has visited this site from the coast of Hudson Bay, in Canada.  Thank-you Hudson Bay, I am happy now.

XA Palette,

cool blue = cobalt blue [Graham]
warm blue = phthalo green [Graham]
cool yellow = cadmium lemon [Winton]
warm yellow = cadmium yellow medium [Winton]
warm red = cadmium red medium [Winton]
cool red = quinacridone violet [Graham]
white = titanium white [Fragonard]