Archive for the Fair-09 Category

Six Months Past…

Posted in abstract landscape, art show, commentary, Fair-09, Featherville-Prairie-Trinitys, figure, Idaho, Idaho State Fair, landscape with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2010 by Rog

Last August, Idaho had it’s annual Western Idaho State Fair in Boise.  Having lived in Pocatello in the past I look at this fair as the lesser of the two [there is an Eastern Idaho State Fair].  But for painters and photographers, it is not the lesser, it is Great!  For painters, it is tough to win the best in show.  They must compete with drawers, which Idaho has some great ones.  So this past year, a graphite drawing one.  Careful, this really is a graphite painting, not a photograph.

“Lincoln”, graphite by Matt Tucker, Best of Show — 2009 Idaho State Fair.

Now, originally, Fred Choate did a lot of drawings in his past time, before he started his oil painting for fine art career.  Having been one of the lucky to view them, I can say that they will eventually get into a museum somehow.  Regardless, with great graphite artists like Matt Tucker, often oil painters have to settle for receiving awards like “Best Oil Painting”.

Best Oil Painting, 2009 Idaho State Fair, by Fred Choate.

Same for watercolor painters, like Laurie Asahara, who did receive “Best of Show” last year.

Best Watercolor Painting, 2009 Idaho State Fair, by Laurie Asahara.

Of Course, oil and watercolor painters do usually win the “Best Western” theme award.

Best Western Painting, by Laurie Asahara, 2009 Idaho State Fair.

I found the competition tougher last year, for I only received an honorable mention, in the Professional Idaho Landscape catagory.

“Little Trinity Lake Wayside”, 8×10 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, circa 2009.

However, 2010 is a new year, and us painters have some secret weapons for this years competition.  I am sure the drawing artists will be up for the challenge, as long as they know what it is.  So I predict the competition will be thick this coming year.  Good Luck to all.


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

It Is Coming… Epiphany

Posted in commentary, Fair-09, Featherville-Prairie-Trinitys, Idaho, Idaho State Fair, landscape,, world peace with tags , , , , on January 2, 2009 by Rog


“Thought of Trinities”, 12×16 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 30dec08, using Choate7 palete with Viridian Hue as warm blue; and Raw Umber based mud.

We have celebrated the Christmas Holiday; then the New Year!  Now comes the Epiphany.  The completion of the Trinity of Holiday, and easily the most spiritual.

Today’s painting has to do with the Trinity.  The view of this landscape can bring peace to the meditator.  In addition it is a composite of feeling and color for the Trinity Mountain range that exists between the Idaho metropolis’ of Prairie, Featherville, and Atlanta.  It is my favorite in Idaho proper.  Hopefully you will see several more paintings of this area.  But today let’s just think of the trinities… wondering about the hope for peace.