Archive for October, 2009

Grand Opening…

Posted in art show, Boise, commentary, Eclectic-Oct09, Idaho, world peace with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2009 by Rog

Abruptly, I am now involved with a Co-Op Gallery in downtown Boise.  The name is the Eclectic Art Store [there are several Art Galleries in the country with the name Eclectic Gallery].  My paintings will take up a wall in the room that contains the photos from, what I consider, one of the better photographers in the state… Allan Ansell.  I have admired his figures for years.

So coupled with his stuff, we will have both the cause of a world at war, and the means for world peace; held in a single room.  I love this dichotomy.

The Gallery is in the basement of the Idaho Building, next to the Superb Sushi Restaurant, on 8th Street.  A blurb about this gallery is contained in the following Boise Weekly article.

…First Thursday Listing…Boise Weekly...

It is number SEVENTEEN on the map!

The grand opening is tomorrow at 5pm to 7pm, and I have not even chosen my paintings for this.  But they will enjoy seeing you there.  I have to work, so I will let my work speak for itself, which may be a better idea.

This is a permanent exhibit, so if you cannot make it, the paintings will still be there.



From Coast to Coast…

Posted in landscape, Oregon,, seascape, sunrise-sunset, Washington with tags , , , , on October 20, 2009 by Rog

Today’s painting is an interpretation of Cape Disappointment at the mouth of the great Columbia river that flows into the Pacific Ocean, in Washington [on the border of Oregon].  My previous post talked about people visiting this site from all over the world.  Let’s include Tromso, Norway to this list.  Northern Norway is remote for sure, kind of like Hudson Bay… So to you all, welcome, and thanks for visiting.

Dusk at Cape Disapointment

“Dusk at Cape Disappointment”, 11×14 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 19oct09, triple primary palette.

Outer Reaches of the World…

Posted in commentary, Idaho, landscape, McCall-Tamarack-Cascade,, Payette River, world peace with tags , , , , on October 13, 2009 by Rog

I am noticing a trend.  More and more of the visitors to this web-blog site are from the more remote areas of the world.  Places forgotten in the minds of those who live in big commercialized cities.  I am proud of this.  Thank-you from visiting from Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, Fairbanks in Alaska, and those who live on the shore of Hudson Bay.  The internet apparantly is becoming more far reaching every day.

Today’s painting is of a place north of Boise, Idaho.  Payette Lake is a deep lake that has the city of McCall on its south side.  This painting is near the river inlet to the lake on the North side … it is painted from Wagon Wheel Road.  An old mining road.  Enjoy…

End of Wagon Wheel Road, Payette Lake

“End of Wagon Wheel Road, Payette Lake”, 16×20 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 12oct09, Shiva-Earth-Choate7 palette.

This is not a sunset, it is mid-day.  On occasion, at high elevations in Idaho you can see the entire color spectrum from top to bottom in the sky,  But not necessarily in the light spectrum order that you would expect.  This especially occurs in the lighter inversion layers in the mid-fall, looking South [for some reason].  When you witness the sky spectrum as such, it brings clarity to thought of peace.

In this painting I attempt to recreate what I have seen, albeit in a simplified fashion.  It cannot be captured by a camera.

Hard Freeze…

Posted in commentary, Idaho, landscape, moonlight, palette with tags , , , , on October 7, 2009 by Rog

You would think that someone using the moniker “Ice Dog Hans” would know the cold.  Well what I know is finally Idaho is being pacified.  The Hard Freeze that has occurred in the mountains will put most of the flys to sleep finally.  They can be very bothersome until then, especially in the month of September.  I just hope we finally get a hard freeze in the valley where I live, then I can live without those pesky flys.  At that time Idaho will truly be pacified.  Until then this painting will suffice.

Pacification of Idaho

“Pacification of Idaho”, 14×18 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 6oct09, Shiva-Earth-Choate7 palette.

This is intended to be a companion piece to the painting I did in the spring called “Pacification of Virginia”.  Let’s hope we all “chill out” soon with the coming winter.

Shiva-Earth-Choate7 palette [Shiva brand paints, unless noted]

cool blue = ultramarine blue
warm blue = Viridian [hue]
earth blue = asphaltum
earth yellow = green-gold …… used as the undertone!
cool yellow = cad yellow pale
warm yellow = cad yellow medium
earth red = venetian red [fragonard]
warm red = cad red pale [hue]
cool red = shiva crimson
white = Titanium Alkyd Resin White [graham]

Stamps are us…

Posted in commentary, distributed, landscape,, palette, Sumi-E, sunrise-sunset, Wyoming, Yellowstone - Grand Teton with tags , , , , on October 1, 2009 by Rog

Thank-you Amsterdam, London, Hudson Bay, Fairbanks, New York City [Manhattan], Boston, Seattle, Portland, Boise, Los Angelas, San Francisco, Kansas City, Dallas, Chicago, Detroit, Birmingham, and the fellows at  I appreciate your support.

And now a discussion of the past… Stamps are still popular as an item to use for postage.  Except perhaps antiquated. They are also used for hunting and fishing license upgrades.  Ever hear of a Duck Stamp, Upland Game Stamp, or Trout Stamp.  Well for those regions in the USA that have an abundance of wildlife they are stamps that you affix to your license to allow you to hunt Ducks, or geese, or deer, or WOLVES!… yes I live In Idaho so I can talk about wolves being hunted… but not right here.

Regardless, the stamps are slowly on the way out.  This may affect some painters who paint for Duck Stamps and the like.  Today’s painting is a study inspired by the Ducks Unlimited International Artist of the Year, Peter Mathios of Albany, Oregon.   Peter is a skilled wildlife and landscape painter using acrylics as his basic medium.

Lamar Evening (aft Peter Mathios)

“Lamar Evening (aft Peter Mathios)”, 11×14 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas,  23sep09, triple primary palette, plus Cad Orange [inspired by Emil Gruppe].

Fred Choate’s comments on this painting is “what beautiful colors”.  Since he is not into colorist style paintings, I take is as a high compliment.  The palette used in this painting is a Triple primary palette listed below.  It is the palette and method I have been using for the last month, so finally I will tell you what it essentially is.

Triple Primary Palette 2009 [Grumbacher pre-tested, or noted]

cool blue = french ultramarine blue, or cobalt blue [Graham]
earth blue = prussian blue, phthalo blue, or ivory black [winton]
warm blue = viridian hue [phthalo green], or viridian
cool yellow = Lemon Yellow Hue [py3], or cad lemon [winton]
earth yellow = Raw Umber [Graham], or yellow ochre
warm yellow = Cad Yellow hue [winton], or cad yellow light
warm red = Vermillion Hue [Winton], or Cad red – Vermillion Hue
earth red = burnt Sienna, or venetian red [Fragonard]
cool red = Magenta [Winton], or Quinacridone Violet [pV19, graham]
cool white = Zinc White [PW4, Graham]
warm white = Warm White [PW6, PW4, PY74, Bob Ross (Martin-Weber)]

Layer Process using Triple Primary Palette 2009

OK, this palette list is quite flexible.  However, the method using it in landscape painting is not.  The key here is to use the earth tones in the initial tone, sketch, and block in stages exclusively.  They tend to dry quicker, so you can have a multi layered painting yet still have archival quality.  I use minimal Zinc White in initial block in because of this drying problem.   My initial block in tends to look like a Sumi-E painting, which is my goal.

Anyway, I wish all you hunters out there, good luck.  I think I am going fishing or painting instead.