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2008 Idaho State Fair

Posted in abstract landscape, art show, awarded, Buhl-Hagerman-TwinFalls, desert, Fair-08, figure, Idaho, Idaho State Fair, landscape, New Mexico, Oregon,, sunrise-sunset, waterfalls with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2010 by Rog

Three oil paintings were exhibited at the fair in August 2008 in Garden City, Idaho…


Of course I am proud of my second place award in the professional Idaho landscape category, so I am showing it now. The first prize went to a watercolor painting. The awards were dominated by watercolorists this year; including the “Best of Show” awarded to a friend of Ellen Garrard’s. I guess we will have to get her to join the Idaho Painters Guild. Below is another picture of the same painting…


“Waterfall at North Edge, Twin Falls”, 30×15 oil on canvas, Professional Idaho Landscape, Second Place.


“[Lauralie at] Cannon Beach, Post Quake”, 12×9 oil on canvas, Professional Seascape.

Originally I tried to get this painting in the Professional Abstract category. But unfortunately the woman in charge did not see the naked “Lauralie” in the painting. So this painting had to compete in the Professional Seascape category.  Regardless, this is proof that I am the only painter that has ever been able to show a nude painting in the Idaho State Fair.  Lucky me.

Painting judging is subjective — proof is the second place finisher in the Professional Abstract category was an actual landscape painting, flipped over. I guess all is well that ends in a laugh. Next time I will have to be blatantly abstract.


“Path to Taos”, 20×24 oil on canvas, Professional Landscape.

Other Fred Choate Student artists at the fair included: Fred Choate [he can study himself, you know], Ellen Garrard, Wendy Bickenstaff, and Ann Samuelson. Fred won the best oil painting in Fair. And a wonderful watercolor


07 Buhl Plein Air Paintout

Posted in art show, Buhl-07, Buhl-Hagerman-TwinFalls, Idaho, landscape, waterfalls with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2010 by Rog

On 8 jun 07 Fred Choate and I went Plein Air painting in and around Buhl, Idaho. In the afternoon we met the other Plein Air painters, and prepared the yearly show. Fred drew the short straw, so he was able to headline the exhibition. When all was said and done, there was a little space left on the wall left over near the piano. I asked the director, and since she liked my colors, I was able to hang my first painting in a show.

Eighth Street Center

This PA oil painting was exhibited at Buhl’s 8th Steet Art Center (shown above), till 7jun08.

Here I am with the painting, I call this “freaking exciting”.

“Lemmon Falls”, 11×14 canvas, plein air painting created 8 June 07 at Lemmon Falls.

By the way, I felt blessed in this event since Lemmon Falls happens to be Fred’s favorite plein air motif. Other artists’ work at the show included: Fred Choate, Robert Moore, John Horejes, and members of both the Snake River Plein Air Association and Plein Air Painters of Idaho.

Bragging Rights

Posted in art show, awarded, Basement-09, Buhl-Hagerman-TwinFalls, Eclectic-Oct09, Fair-08, Idaho, Idaho State Fair, landscape, Snake River, waterfalls with tags , , , , on September 5, 2008 by Rog

OK, you have seen this painting before. This is the North Rim of Snake River waterfall near Twin Falls. This waterfalls actually has several names; including “Lagnet Falls” and “Perrine Falls”.  I prefer the former. This is the painting that received 2nd place for a Professional Idaho Landscape at this years Idaho State Fair. I am pretty proud of it. This classic landscape is perhaps my best work as of yet. My mentor had the best Professional Seascape painting; and his ended up being the best Oil painting of the fair. Anyway, back to painting.

Horses Fell fra da Wild

Posted in Eclectic-May10, Idaho, landscape,, Sawtooth-SunValley-Hailey, waterfalls with tags , , , , on July 4, 2008 by Rog

“Wildhorse – Fall Creek Falls (aft Fred Choate)”, 20×16 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 21apr08, using choate7 palette.

The design of this painting is based on a photograph taken by Fred Choate from the middle of the river. Apparently he stood precariously on a rock/log insisting on his beautiful site. In the last few months he has done at least 4 versions of this painting. The scene gets him excited. This is a companion piece to the “Emerging Rocks at Wild Horse Canyon” painting. But they are not considered a diptych in my eyes. Have I ever mentioned I love waterfalls?

Twin Falls Waterfall Diptych

Posted in awarded, Buhl-Hagerman-TwinFalls, commentary, diptych, Idaho, landscape,, Snake River, waterfalls with tags , , , , on June 15, 2008 by Rog

“Waterfall Basin at North Edge of Twin Falls”, 12×24 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 14apr08, using choate7 palette.

This is the second painting of the Twin Falls Waterfall Diptych; I suggested and made two months. The first was posted earlier, and you can see it again below.

“Waterfall at North Edge, Twin Falls”, 30×15 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 7apr08, using choate7 palette.

This is not one of the twin falls that the city in Idaho is named after. Neither is Shoshone Falls. The actual “twin falls” is a waterfall that still exists — underwater, in a reservoir; so it is in our dreams. Yes, we have drowned the twins; for the sake of power and water.

Fred Choate has painted Twin Falls. And there are picture postcards of the Twin Falls. Someday maybe I will find one of those old postcards and paint Twin Falls from one. Until then, I will have to settle for paintings like this canyon wallfall.


Posted in Basement-09, commentary, landscape,, waterfalls, Wyoming, Yellowstone - Grand Teton with tags , , , , on June 12, 2008 by Rog

“Yellowstone”, 14×11 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 10jun08, using choate7 palette.

I believe this is the lower Yellowstone waterfalls. Isn’t the upper falls the one that has the big rock on the right side of the falls as you look up? I used to visit both these falls twice a year when I lived in Pocatello, Idaho. The waterfalls of Yellowstone are what I like. By the way, yesterday we got 8 inches of snow in the McCall area; which is just north of Boise [higher elevation]. That reminds me of the time I visited Yellowstone on the 10th of June one year in the mid 1980’s. I took my cross country skis and skied a couple miles, just to say I skied in Yellowstone in Summer. I guess now I am finally telling someone. The design theme of this painting is the “infinite source of life”.


Posted in art show, awarded, Basement-09, Buhl-Hagerman-TwinFalls, Eclectic-Oct09, Fair-08, Idaho, landscape,, Snake River, waterfalls with tags , , , , on June 6, 2008 by Rog

“Waterfall at North Edge, Twin Falls”, 30×15 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 7apr08, using choate7 palette.

I love waterfalls. Jimi Hendrix co-wrote my favorite song called “Can This Be Love”, [with Phil Keaggy’s words, I believe]. It focuses on Waterfalls. Twin Falls is the heart of south-central Idaho, just east of the big metropolis of Buhl, Idaho. It is the land of “Thousand Springs”. The whole Buhl area is just buhltiful. Early tomorrow morning, Fred and I will travel to Buhl for the Plein Aire Paintout. It is a three day event, but because of my work schedule I can only participate one day. So I chose the reception day. If given the time we may paint some Plein Aire stuff in the Buhl area.