Archive for November, 2009

Figure it Out!

Posted in art show, commentary, figure, NAMI-09-SunValley, Sawtooth-SunValley-Hailey on November 28, 2009 by Rog

Fred Choate and I, visited the National Alliance for Mental Illness art show in Sun Valley yesterday.  It is at Iconoclast Books and it was a learning experience.

My 2 paintings were included with around 50 others in the “fund raisin’ auction show” that is going to go on for the next two weeks.  Remember, if you would like to participate with the bidding please call Kathryn Olson at NAMI … +1-208-309-1987 … to place your bid. The deadline is Sunday at 4pm on December 13th for bidding.  My paintings were posted on this blog earlier.  They are called “Rocheport Point 2 (aft William O’Donnell)” and “Pond, Beach, Tree, Forest 2”.  Click on those links to see them for your review.

What I liked about that show is the fact that even though I had my normal landscape style, they fit into the very eclectic show nicely.  I thank God that I am able to show a few paintings for a few weeks in Sun Valley.

Also included in the fifty 12 inch by 12 inch boards were sculptures, mixed media, designs, and photographs.  One photograph of note was by Chris Corwin. This budding photographer ran into me and said hello. He knows me for a gallery project he is currently working on. His photograph used in the NAMI show is the first one in the series of five that you can view from this link.  BUT… Because of the PG rating I strive for on this blog I can only provide a link to this photo. To see the photo, please tell his site you are an adult [only if you are]; and select the PHOTOGRAPHY button. You must have the Flashplayer working on your computer and browser to see the site.

On that link you may have noticed a mysterious likeness between one of the  photographs and myself.  Since that is only a semi-nude photo, I am showing you a reduced pixel version of that photo below; as an example of his work.

“Rog”, Photo by Chris Corwin, Nov09.

So yes, I am happy to confirm that I was the male semi-nude model for this project.  Look for more photos by him in a gallery near you.  To understand the lives and thoughts of art models feel free to visit the blog-sites of Claudia is MuseWorthy and/or Cold Silver Moon.

We also visited at length at the Kneeland Gallery This is Fred Choate’s Gallery in Sun Valley, and it is a good one.  The feature artist this month was David Koch.  Fred was enthralled by his paintings which include both the landscape and the figure genres.  Fred’s Favorite of David Koch is a good example of his work.  David’s website is David Koch Paintings.

While there, Fred had me study the works of Robert Moore, Steven Lee Adams, Louisa McElwain, and Ovanes Berberian.  My style most mimics Louisa’s, according to Fred.  Although we decided that the paintings of hers shown there may not be very representative of her work.  This is because her southwest USA styled landscapes are not shown normally in Sun Valley, but in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

I finally got to see Ovanes Berberian’s final work, up close.  As perhaps mentioned before, I was privileged to see his 2×3 foot plein air studies, two years ago while drinking beer with him at Redfish Lake.  The final work is nothing like the plein air studies.  Both are great.  However, I understand completely why only his final work is shown in galleries, and why they are so expensive (two of the three paintings of his I saw were over 30,000 USD).

“Moonrise”, 40×60 oil on canvas, by Ovanes Berberian.

I could stare at this painting for a very very long time.  It is worth every penny of its 35,000 dollar price.  I am surprised it does not cost 50,000.  I know that is a lot of money, by you have to see the whole painting in person to understand why I say that.

Moonrise, is my favorite Berberian painting, so far.  He had a still life there that was worth every penny as well.  It is actually a better painting than “Moonrise”.

To view more of Ovanes’ work at Kneeland, please click on this link.

Grand Teton, S1

Posted in landscape, PaintMap.com, Snake River, Wyoming, Yellowstone - Grand Teton with tags , , , , on November 26, 2009 by Rog

“Grand Teton, S1”, 11×14 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 25nov09, triple primary palette.

I Am Your Listless Helper…

Posted in abstract landscape, art show, distributed, landscape, Missouri, Missouri River, NAMI-09-SunValley, PaintMap.com with tags , , , , on November 23, 2009 by Rog

“Rocheport Point 2 (aft William O’Donnell)”, 12×12 acrylic on masonite, by Rog Lyngaas, 14nov09, triple primary palette.

For those of you in the Sun Valley — Hailey area.  You may view this painting as part of a fund raiser for NAMI.  I believe this one is going to be at the Iconoclast Books on the Gallery Walk on the 27th of November.  100% of the purchase price of my paintings in this show go to NAMI; which stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The following text is taken directly from their PDF poster…

“Mindful Art for NAMI, Silent Auction Benefit”
Unique Pieces by Regional Artists on 12” X 12” Panels

Opening Reception Gallery Walk
Friday, November 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Iconoclast Books ~ 671 Sun Valley Road

Place Silent Auction Bids on your Favorite Pieces!

Gala Reception
Sunday, December 13th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Auction Closes at 6:30 PM
Catering by Esta ~ Poster Art by Kate Cartwright ~ Music by Aaron Baker
National Alliance on Mental Illness ~ Wood River Valley 309-1987

Iconoclast Books has a website… Icono Clast Books of Ketchum.

If you do not live in the Sun Valley — Hailey area, then you can still participate in purchasing this art.  Acrylics paintings on masonite are easy and cheap to ship.  It already has varnish on it.  Just call NAMI to place your silent bid.

Talk to Kathryn Olson at NAMI … +1-208-309-1987 … to place your bid.

You may recognize this painting.  It is a second version of the following painting done in acrylic instead of oil.

“Rocheport Point, Missouri River (aft William O’Donnell)”, 14×11 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, 27jul09, XE palette.

Peace of Mind…

Posted in abstract landscape, art show, distributed, landscape, NAMI-09-SunValley with tags , , , , on November 23, 2009 by Rog

“Pond, Beach, Tree, Forest 2”, 12×12 acrylic on masonite, by Rog Lyngaas, 14nov09, triple primary palette.

For those of you in the Sun Valley — Hailey area.  You may view this painting as part of a fund raiser for NAMI.  I believe this one is going to be at the Iconoclast Books on the Last Friday Walk on the 27th of November.  100% of the purchase price of my paintings in this show go to NAMI; which stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The following text is taken directly from their PDF poster…

“Mindful Art for NAMI, Silent Auction Benefit”
Unique Pieces by Regional Artists on 12” X 12” Panels

Opening Reception Gallery Walk
Friday, November 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Iconoclast Books ~ 671 Sun Valley Road

Place Silent Auction Bids on your Favorite Pieces!

Gala Reception
Sunday, December 13th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Auction Closes at 6:30 PM
Catering by Esta ~ Poster Art by Kate Cartwright ~ Music by Aaron Baker
National Alliance on Mental Illness ~ Wood River Valley 309-1987

Iconoclast Books has a website… Icono Clast Books of Ketchum.

If you do not live in the Sun Valley — Hailey area, then you can still participate in purchasing this art.  Acrylics paintings on masonite are easy and cheap to ship.  It already has varnish on it.  Just call NAMI to place your silent bid.

Talk to Kathryn Olson at NAMI … +1-208-309-1987 … to place your bid.

You may recognize this painting.  It is a second version of the following painting done in acrylic instead of oil.

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

No…

Posted in abstract landscape, Idaho, Initial-Pt-10, landscape, McCall-Tamarack-Cascade with tags , , , , on November 23, 2009 by Rog

There, I can say no.  I am saying “no, i did not stop painting”.  On the contrary.  Below is another study, this one of a Fred Choate painting.

“Afternoon Glow (aft Fred Choate)”, 16×20 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 17nov09, triple primary palette.

“Afternoon Glow”, 12×16 oil on canvas, by Fred Choate, 17nov09, Choate8 palette.

In this post, I am showing you Fred’s painting as well, so that everyone can visualize the difference in style and design.  We worked from the same scene and painted at the exact same time, without watching what the other was doing. So why do I call such a thing a “study”?

Simply, he is the one who designed the motif.

In this case it is a scene typical of the Payette National Forest, between Garden Valley and Cascade, in Idaho.  By typical, I mean, typical right now, since there is snow in them there hills.

Someday I will do a series of diptychs with another painter.  Where we both interpret the others paintings.  Of course this would require a difference in style and design.  The result would be an interesting show I think.

Moonlight Becomes You…

Posted in abstract landscape, Colorado, landscape, moonlight, palette, world peace with tags , , , , on November 11, 2009 by Rog

My mentor likes Glenn Miller, and other oldie type musicians. Hence, he suggested this renaming of my first study of a David W Mayer painting. Google his name and you will discover another great American living painter.

Remember now, the stillness of the night, the ice frozen in time, and please focus on World Peace.  May I ask you this question.  If nothing changes, and nothing moves, do we have World Peace?  Enjoy…

Moonlight Becomes You (aft David W Mayer)

“Moonlight Becomes You (aft David W Mayer)”, 16×20 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 10nov09, Fragonard Triple Primary palette.

Fragonard Triple Primary Palette [Fragonard, unless noted]

Cool Blue = Ultramarine Blue
Warm Blue = Turquoise [PG50] mixed with Prussian Blue [Grumbacher]
Earth Blue = Prussian Blue [Grumbacher]
Cool Yellow = Chrome Yellow Light Hue
Warm Yellow = Chrome Yellow Deep Hue
Earth Yellow = Raw Umber [MGraham]
Cool Red = Alizarin Crimson [Grumbacher]
Warm Red = Cad Red Light
Earth Red = Venetian Red
White = Titanium White [MGraham]

I would also like to thank the following cities for their continued support… Amsterdam, New York, London, Glasgow, Durham, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Detroit, Chicago, Madison, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Boise, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angelas.

News…

Posted in commentary on November 7, 2009 by Rog

Of course there is only one “Good News”. But this is news. My mentor has just been accepted into a gallery in Jackson, Wyoming. Fred Choate is now joining the likes of Gary Holland, David Lamure Jr., and Tricia May in the Horizon Gallery. The other large gallery he is involved with is the Kneeland Gallery in Ketchum, Idaho. So for him, I say, congrats!