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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.

Eucalyptus at Eventide (aft Granville Redmond)

Posted in abstract landscape, Initial-Pt-09, landscape, world peace with tags , , , , on July 22, 2009 by Rog

eucalyptus at eventide aft granville redmond

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

Once again my mentor surprised me with a challenge. In this interpretation, once again the composition was altered to meet my taste. Once I finished this I told Fred that I hope this work’s towards greater world peace.  Regardless, I hope you enjoy it.

XD Palette (grumbacher pre-tested, unless noted)

Cool blue = french ultramarine (green shade)
Earth blue = prussian blue
Warm blue = Viridian
Earth yellow = raw umber (graham)
Cool yellow = cadmium barium yellow light
Warm yellow = cad yellow med. hue (grumbacher – student grade)
Earth red = burnt sienna
Warm red = cadmium barium red — vermillion hue
Cool red = alizarin crimson
White = titanium white (shiva)

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, PaintMap.com 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]

Enlivening the Virgin Valley…

Posted in Initial-Pt-09, landscape, palette, Virginia, world peace with tags , , , , on April 19, 2009 by Rog

pacification-of-virginia-after-ray-roberts

“Pacification of Virginia (aft Ray Roberts)”, 12×16 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, x8 palette, 18apr09.

The title of this post is intended to clue you into the fact that this painting is not of a place in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  It is intended to give peace in your mind by viewing a virgin valley that is being enlivened by the moist cool waters of fresh snow melt.  But the scene reminds me of someplace in Virginia.  A place I have only seen whilst asleep on a bus.

X8 Palette…

cool blue = French Ultramarine Blue
warm blue = Viridian Hue
cool yellow = Cad Yellow Pale Hue
warm yellow = Yellow Ochre
warm red = Burnt Sienna
cool red = Alizarin Crimson