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Eclectic Art Store, 1feb10

Posted in art show, commentary, Eclectic-Jan10 with tags , on March 7, 2010 by Rog

I did finally finish the install of the 24 paintings at the Eclectic Art Store, in early Feburary.  I just have not talked about it much.  Here are the pix.

As you may guess, this is a gallery in the basement of a famous building in downtown Boise.  It is the Idaho Building, and it’s on the National Registry.  This picture, shows some the lighting improvements we are slowly installing there.

These paintings are placed in “extra” space, as we add more artists, this space will not be available.  As we get more elaborate in our custom hanging techniques, I believe we will find this space the most coveted.  Buddy Van Buren, is always adding value to our gallery.  So if you are an artist, and you want some permanent wall space, then note that this entire room is available right now!

We have just added 3 more artists in the last month.  So we have a total of 16 artists, in an eclectic blend — hence the name of the gallery.  We will soon be working on the installation of a gift shop using prints of our work, and frame shop.  If you are a framer wanting to start a picture framing business cheaply; this gallery is a golden opportunity!

Yes, the painting on the left is that “GAUDI” one that I used as a logo design.  Most people cannot believe I hung it again.  But in the possibility that a lover of Brazilian colors in a Sumi-E design, I am hoping someone will fall in love with it.  The painting on the left is the only painting knife painting I have available.  So it too, is a rare gem.

Of course, I cannot get away from showing paintings of trees.  The painting on the right is unique, in that it was heavily criticized for “muddy” color mixing; by a Brazilian.  That is why it is being shown in the same room and on the same wall as the “GAUDI” one.

By the way, you do know that the word “Gaudi” derives from Gaudi, the infamous architect, who did a lot of stuff in Spain a hundred years ago or so.  He is the only artist, I know of, who has ever had a word named after him.  So maybe he is a little more famous than people realize.

OK, above is the last of the pix.  It is called “Where Elk Were”, and until recently it was the largest painting [22×28] I had executed.  It has never been shown before.  There is a greater spiritual thought behind this painting, than most of my others.  It has to do with Elk and Wolves, in Idaho.  Please type in “Where Elk Were” in this blog’s search engine, to find the story I wrote about it.

Hope you enjoyed this little tour.

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Eclectic Art Store Jan29 Install…

Posted in art show, commentary, Eclectic-Jan10 with tags , on February 23, 2010 by Rog

May I introduce you to my helper for this installation.  The renowned nurse [that is RN, i.e. “real nurse”], Shantel Archuleta, my best friend.  Usually I do stuff like this on my own, or with the help of a curator.  But since I was installing 24 paintings on a snowy day in Idaho, we were using her truck and her help… which we needed.  Thanks Shantel!

This photo was taken in the front room of the Eclectic Art Store.  As one of the CoOp gallery members I do installations here from time to time.  This time we had a little extra space.  Below is what I call my “nude column”, which contains two nudes and an abstract landscape with a nude shape.

OK, I know, I know, I am not known as a nude figure painter… keep in mind, this was for the celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Below is myself in the heart of my installation.  It features, a select set of 8×10 size paintings.  The prices I post for this installation are very cheap compared to my normal price.  I.e. I have made an adjustment due to the economy.  I hope you do not mind.

Not pictured is the larger paintings available in this installation.  I will post those photos at a later time.  I expect these paintings to remain through May.  At that time, my one man show at the Initial Point gallery will be over, and the next landscape painting show at the Basement gallery will begin.  At that time I will re-evaluate what will be in the Eclectic Art Store.  Until then, I gotta paint…. enjoy.

Fall of Idaho…

Posted in commentary, distributed, Idaho, landscape, Spotlight-07 with tags , , , , on February 23, 2010 by Rog

I once said “to become a good painter, I need to learn to give paintings away”.  Clearly, I still need to learn this.  But hopefully I am getting better at this.  Maybe, less talking, and more painting is the key.

“Idaho Creek In Fall”, 16×20 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 16oct07, Choate7 palette.

Two Towers…

Posted in abstract landscape, commentary, Idaho, landscape, Spotlight-07, symbolism, world peace with tags , , , , on February 23, 2010 by Rog

For me, the most interesting thing about the novel set “Lord of the Rings” is the talking trees.  I think they are called the “Ents”.  Do trees talk?  Surely they do, since several landscape paintings have trees as subjects — and may people say that paintings communicate.  What do trees speak to you?

“Trees in Conversation”, 11×14 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 25sep07, Choate7 palette.

Big Brush, solid communication…

Posted in abstract landscape, awarded, Fair-07, Idaho, Idaho State Fair, landscape, Sumi-E with tags , , , , on February 23, 2010 by Rog

As a painter, I have found if you want people to listen to you, you need to carry a big brush.  The painting below was done entirely with a 1 inch sized fitch brush.  People who know me, I prefer to do my “block in” using this brush, even on small paintings like the one below.  It adds to the Sumi-E style I like to use in my underpainting.  In this case, the block-in was so good, my mentor told me to stop, and go to the next painting.  This was the first of the three paintings I did in 2 hours, on that fateful day in 2007.  Both this and the “Yosemite, Keys in Pond” painting were shown in the 2007 Idaho state fair.  Enjoy…

“Yellow Flowers”, 11×14 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 31jul07, Choate7 palette.

Embarrassment in California…

Posted in abstract landscape, awarded, California, commentary, Fair-07, Idaho State Fair, landscape, Spotlight-07, waterscape with tags , , , , on February 23, 2010 by Rog

OK, there was a day, a fateful day in California, when I was 14 years old.  My mother accidentally lost her keys in a pond.  Yet, in my brilliance I left my pair of spare keys in the locked car.  In the middle of nowhere, in Yosemite National Park.  OK, I am a human being.  We got out of that predicament.  This painting performed in 2007 commemorates that event.  No, I did not have a camera.  The composition is from memory.  It was part of a speed painting attempt, where I did 3 paintings in 2 hours.  You may have previously seen this in my discussions about the 2007 Idaho State Fair and the 2007 Spotlight Gallery show.  Now you know what the painting is about.

“Yosemite, Keys in Pond”, 14×11 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 31jul07, Choate7 palette.

09 Initial Point Gallery

Posted in abstract landscape, architecture, art show, commentary, Initial-Pt-09, landscape with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2010 by Rog

From July 24, 2009 till August 28, 2009 I participated in an art show of the Idaho Painter’s Guild. Of the 41 paintings in the gallery, I had 6 of mine hung. The “Concept” of my portion of the show was “Studies of other Painters”. Below is a synopsis of the paintings; from left to right.

courters hitchin barn

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

Las Trampas, New Mexico [aft Walt Gonske]

“Las Trampas, New Mexico [aft Walt Gonske]“, 11×14 oil on canvaboard, by Rog Lyngaas, 12may09.

pacification-of-virginia-after-ray-roberts

“Pacification of Virginia (aft Ray Roberts)”, 12×16 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 18apr09.

Willow & Stream (aft Birger Sandzen)

“Willow & Stream (aft Birger Sandzen)”, 8×10 oil on canvaboard, by Rog Lyngaas, 17may09.

Big Pine Lake (aft Edgar Payne)

“Big Pine Lake (aft Edgar Payne)”, 8×10 oil on canvaboard, by Rog Lyngaas, 1may09.

eucalyptus at eventide aft granville redmond

“Eucalyptus at Eventide (aft Granville Redmond)”, 11×14 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, 21jul09.