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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.


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.

Oh, Why He Did That…

Posted in desert, Eclectic-Jan10, Idaho, landscape, Owyhee,, palette with tags , , , , on December 3, 2009 by Rog

“Owyhee Gulley”, 20×16 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 1dec09, warm secondary earth primary palette.

The palette used in this painting is a new concoction, albeit an experiment.

Warm Secondary Earth Primary Palette [Fragonard, unless noted]

orange = cad orange
earth red = venetian red
purple = oriental violet deep
earth blue = prussian blue
green = sap green
earth yellow = raw umber [m.graham]
white = titanium white [r.shiva, by richardson]

Palette notes…

The RYB earth tones are treated as cool colors, and OGV pigments are warm.  Please realize that the absense of a true yellow in this palette, is on purpose.  If you find your paintings too garishly yellow, you may consider using a mix to get your yellows.  That is why a desert motif was chosen here.

Also, Fragonard Cad Orange mixed with their Oriental Violet Deep makes a very warm strong, yet earthy, color red.  I have not seen that shade in mixing colors before.  It may go well with an Alizarin Crimson as the cool color, instead of the Venetian Red.

Fall of Temperature…

Posted in Eclectic-Jan10, landscape, sunrise-sunset with tags , , , , on September 28, 2009 by Rog

Sun Setting upon Frozen Pond

“Sun Setting Upon Frozen Pond”, 14×11 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, 15sep09, triple primary palette.

All I want to say about this work is I am suffering brain freeze, because I am all wet and it is getting cold.  Sometimes, being bald means freezing the brain.  Now I am craving Ice Cream.

Dream of Hawai’i

Posted in abstract landscape, desert, distributed, Eclectic-Jan10, Idaho, landscape, motorcycles, Owyhee with tags , , , , on August 4, 2009 by Rog

“Dream of Owyhee”, 8×10 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas,4aug09, XF palette.

dream of owyhee

There are locations of Oasis’ in the Owyhee [Pai’ute for Hawai’i] Desert.  I dream of finding them on my motorcycle.  Owyhee is a unique locale in Idaho, and yes it is named after Hawai’i.

XF Pallete
Cool blue = french Ultramarine Blue (grumbacher pre-tested)
Warm blue = pthalo green (graham)
Cool yellow = cad lemon (winton)
Warm yellow = cad yellow medium (grumbacher pre-tested)
Warm red = cad red medium (winton)
Cool red = quinacridone violet (graham)
sketch & tone = ivory black (winton) + yellow ochre (winton)
White = titanium white (shiva)

This is the first painting I have ever done without using a Turpinoid or a Turpintine for cleaning my brushes.  I am using, Walnut oil for now.  I probably will return to turpinoid, just because it truly is toxic; and I need some toxicity in my work to be a true antithesis [devil’s advocate].

Shade Tree @ Niagra Springs

Posted in abstract landscape, art show, Buhl-09, Buhl-Hagerman-TwinFalls, Eclectic-Jan10, Idaho, landscape,, 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,, 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.