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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.



Hills Where Bluegrass Plays…

Posted in Boise, commentary, Idaho, landscape, with tags , , , , on September 24, 2009 by Rog

Homestead Near Bogus

“Homestead Near Bogus”, 11×14 oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, 1sep09, triple-primary palette.

Up on buttes and hills overlooking the city of Boise, people live.  Their land is only accessible by dirt roads.  It is Bogus is a place.  For they also overlook a basin on the other side… called Bogus Basin.  A name based on the fools who mined for gold to find only fools gold in that area.  The snow will fall anytime there this time of year.  This painting depicts some of the early snow that will fall soon.  We need snow now.  For soon the ski resort up there, called Bogus Basin would like to open.

However, in summer, the place sometimes hosts a blue grass festival.   Once I was able to “party” all night with the likes of David Grisman and the old man on the fiddle himself… Vassar Clements.  It was a blast, and so will be the skiing this year.

That Creek will have More Water…

Posted in Boise, Boise River, commentary, Idaho, landscape, with tags , , , , on March 4, 2009 by Rog


“Mores Creek (Post Study)”, 14×11 oil on canvaboard, by Rog Lyngaas, 3mar09, X6 palette.

Usually when I revisit a motif, I find frustration in my concentration.  You learn something about yourself when doing a post study.  In this case I feel the painting has better composition.

Spring is coming and the Mores Creek that once was my nemesis in canoeing, will flood with spring runoff.  That is when the dead of winter changes and life comes back to the valley.  Imagine that, loads of water washing out a valley, brings a renewed life.  I guess our sins just get washed down the river of life.


Posted in Boise, Boise River, commentary, Idaho, landscape with tags , , , , on February 18, 2009 by Rog

London, Kansas City, San Francisco, Boise, New York City… to you I thank.  For it is you guys that stop by my blog the most.  I am getting back to painting after a brief recess.  My first piece is a post study of a study.  My post study type paintings tend to be simpler and not as good quality.  I do not know why that is, and for now, that is just the way it is.


“Choate’s Snag (post study)”, after Choate, 8×6 oil on canvaboard, by Rog Lyngaas, 18feb09, using Choate8-Gamblin palette — except warm yellow is Winton brand Cad Yellow Medium.

This is the first 8×6 oil I have done, hence the use of the post study method.  I have been nervous about trying to paint small since I typically use one inch wide Fitch brushes for my half of my painting time.  I have even used such a large brush for some of my 8×10’s.  But I am convinced painting 8×6’s will help me to practice decision making with my brushes.  So here is the first, and hopefully not the last.

Up the Creek

Posted in Boise, Idaho, landscape, with tags , , , , on January 29, 2009 by Rog


“Mores Creek”, 14×11 oil on canvaboard, by Rog Lyngaas, 27jan09, using choate8-graham [x2] palette.

Happy Boxing Day

Posted in Boise, Boise River, Idaho, landscape,, palette with tags , , , , on December 26, 2008 by Rog


“Choate’s Snag (aft Fred Choate)”, 18×14 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 25dec08, using Fragonard triple primary palette.

Those students of Fred Choate are familiar with this motif.  This painting is an enlarged embelishment of Fred’s Original “First” plein air painting.  The shapes and composition remain the same here; but the colors, values, and temperatures have been changed.

I took this as a challenge… especially since I was experimenting all over the board with the palette… virtually nothing in the paint I was using was the same as usual… OK we were drinking alternating shots of Spanish Absinthe and Sangiovese Wine [Merry Christmas everyone].   Below is the Palette…

Fragonard Triple Primary Palette

White == Permalba [Weber]
Cool Yellow == Chrome Yellow Light Hue [Fragonard]
Earth Yellow == Raw Umber [M.Graham]
Warm Yellow == Chrome Yellow Deep Hue [Fragonard]
Warm Red == Cadmium Red Medium [Fragonard]
Earth Red == Venetian Red [PR101, Fragonard]
Cool Red == Garnet [PV19 blue shade, Fragonard]
Cool Blue == Deep Ultramarine Blue [Fragonard]
Earth Blue == Chrome Green [pg60, Fragonard]
Warm Blue == Phthalo Blue [Fragonard]


Using the Walnut Alkyd Oil Medium from M.Graham it appears that the colors really jump out at you in this.  We will see over time.  This could also be caused by my use of the VGA camera on my phone.

Happy Holidays!

Now that Christmas is over with are you ready for Epiphany!

Bench @ Katheryn’s

Posted in Boise, Boise River, Idaho, landscape,, plein air, Ribfest-08 with tags , , , , , on July 19, 2008 by Rog

“Bench At Katheryn’s”, 11×14 PA Oil on canvas board, by Rog Lyngaas, 15Jul08 & 18jun08, using X1 palette.

If you recall, I reported I scraped a plein air painting completely on the 18th of June. I have never done this before where I scraped and then repainted it; in this case a month later. This is the repainting result. I am happy now that I can say that there is enough red in it this time. I cannot call this a plein air painting or even an alla prima painting, but it was fun to do.

Bench at Katheryn’s, refers to the benches in Katheryn Albertson’s park in downtown Boise. This park is part of the enormous green belt along the river in Boise. This was the first painting I did with my new Open Box M panel holder – Pochade Box… my birthday present to myself. Here I am [below] painting on location this very painting.

I would like to remind everyone that there is a painting in this blog that has a naked pregnant woman hidden in it. The title of this post should give you a good clue. There is a prize, if you figure out which painting has this figure in it. You win my smile.