Archive for the Eclectic-Oct09 Category

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.



On the Side of the Way…

Posted in abstract landscape, awarded, Eclectic-Oct09, Fair-09, Featherville-Prairie-Trinitys, Idaho, Idaho State Fair, landscape,, palette, world peace with tags , , , , on August 8, 2009 by Rog

“Little Trinity Lake Wayside”, 8×10 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, 7aug09, XG palette.

In the Trinity’s there is a litttle lake with a wayside. It is a place where one can contemplate the peace of the world. Once I post this on you may know where this place is.

little trinity lake wayside

XG Palette (grumbacher pre-tested, unless noted)
Cool blue = french ultramarine blue
Warm blue = phthalo green (graham)
Cool yellow = azo yellow (graham)
Warm yellow = cad-barium yellow medium
Warm red = cad red medium (winton)
Cool red = rose madder hue
White = titanium white (shiva)
Tone-sketch = yellow ochre + ivory black (winton)

Moonlit Concerto, o’er Sud Fork O’ Bridge Creek.

Posted in awarded, Eclectic-Oct09, Fair-09, Idaho State Fair, landscape, moonlight,, Washington with tags , , , , on July 16, 2009 by Rog

“Bowan Mountain, North Cascades NP”, 12×16 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, 23jul09, Choate8 palette.

This painting was done entirely alla prima, as usual. It was painted on a borrowed canvas, using borrowed paint, medium, brushes, knife, and towels. Thanks Ellen, Fred, & Craig for letting me borrow your stuff.

Whilst completing this painting I was listening to a concerto in the moonlight.

bowan mountain north cascades national park

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.

Transparency of Red Zinc…

Posted in abstract landscape, Eclectic-Oct09, Initial-Pt-09, Kansas, landscape with tags , , , , on June 2, 2009 by Rog

Willow & Stream (aft Birger Sandzen)

“Willow & Stream (aft Birger Sandzen)”, 8×10 oil on canvaboard, by Rog Lyngaas, 17may09, X9 palette.

This study of Sven Birger Sandzen’s “Willow and Stream (circa 1918) was done a few weeks ago.  The original exists in the Wichita Historical Museum.

My blog posting hiatus of 3 weeks is now over; and I appreciate your patience.  My new motorcycle is working great; and I am currently setting it up to be my “Studio 2”.  I look forward to providing more paintings for your viewing pleasure.

The art show I am part of in the Basement Gallery is going great and half way over.  June’s first Thursday event is coming up, and I will see you at the reception at around 5pm. Look at this link to my artwork there!

Also, Fred Choate and I will be participating in Buhl’s annual Plein Air Paintout.  Fred will be teaching a Plein Air Class on Wednesday in Buhl.  I will be there with Fred Thursday until 3pm.  Then I will return either Friday night or Saturday morning to paint some more and participate in the show.

In the past month I would like to send a thank-you out to the cities and metropolis’ of London, Kansas City, Austin, Los Angelas, Boise, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and New York City — Manhattan & Long Island.   You all have good taste.

One more step on the Path to Taos…

Posted in abstract landscape, desert, Eclectic-Oct09, Initial-Pt-09, landscape, New Mexico, with tags , , , , on May 13, 2009 by Rog

Las Trampas, New Mexico [aft Walt Gonske]

“Las Trampas, New Mexico [aft Walt Gonske]”, 11×14 oil on canvaboard, by Rog Lyngaas, 12may09, Choate7 palette.

Finally the next step on the “path to Taos” has been taken.  My mentor suprised me with the challenge to study Walt Gonske paintings instead of just looking at them.  So here is my first study of a Walt Gonske Painting.

May Pole sounds like Maple … Syrup

Posted in abstract landscape, Eclectic-Oct09, Initial-Pt-09, landscape, palette with tags , , , , on May 2, 2009 by Rog

Big Pine Lake (aft Edgar Payne)

“Big Pine Lake (aft Edgar Payne)”, 8×10 oil on canvaboard, by Rog Lyngaas, 1may09, x9 palette.

Thank-you Kansas City, London, Manhattan, New York City, Portland, Boise, Los Angelas, San Francisco, San Diego, Madison, Chicago, Austin, Birmingham, and Toronto!  You all have good taste.

X9 Palette…

cool blue = Prussian Blue
warm blue = Viridian Hue
cool yellow = Winsor Yellow [PY74]
warm yellow = Yellow Ochre
warm red = Cadmium Red
cool red = Anthraquinone Red
glaze = Burnt Sienna [with Galkyd Gel]
white = Zinc White [with Galkyd Gel]