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Eclectic Art Store, 1feb10

Posted in art show, commentary, Eclectic-Jan10 with tags , on March 7, 2010 by Rog

I did finally finish the install of the 24 paintings at the Eclectic Art Store, in early Feburary.  I just have not talked about it much.  Here are the pix.

As you may guess, this is a gallery in the basement of a famous building in downtown Boise.  It is the Idaho Building, and it’s on the National Registry.  This picture, shows some the lighting improvements we are slowly installing there.

These paintings are placed in “extra” space, as we add more artists, this space will not be available.  As we get more elaborate in our custom hanging techniques, I believe we will find this space the most coveted.  Buddy Van Buren, is always adding value to our gallery.  So if you are an artist, and you want some permanent wall space, then note that this entire room is available right now!

We have just added 3 more artists in the last month.  So we have a total of 16 artists, in an eclectic blend — hence the name of the gallery.  We will soon be working on the installation of a gift shop using prints of our work, and frame shop.  If you are a framer wanting to start a picture framing business cheaply; this gallery is a golden opportunity!

Yes, the painting on the left is that “GAUDI” one that I used as a logo design.  Most people cannot believe I hung it again.  But in the possibility that a lover of Brazilian colors in a Sumi-E design, I am hoping someone will fall in love with it.  The painting on the left is the only painting knife painting I have available.  So it too, is a rare gem.

Of course, I cannot get away from showing paintings of trees.  The painting on the right is unique, in that it was heavily criticized for “muddy” color mixing; by a Brazilian.  That is why it is being shown in the same room and on the same wall as the “GAUDI” one.

By the way, you do know that the word “Gaudi” derives from Gaudi, the infamous architect, who did a lot of stuff in Spain a hundred years ago or so.  He is the only artist, I know of, who has ever had a word named after him.  So maybe he is a little more famous than people realize.

OK, above is the last of the pix.  It is called “Where Elk Were”, and until recently it was the largest painting [22×28] I had executed.  It has never been shown before.  There is a greater spiritual thought behind this painting, than most of my others.  It has to do with Elk and Wolves, in Idaho.  Please type in “Where Elk Were” in this blog’s search engine, to find the story I wrote about it.

Hope you enjoyed this little tour.


Eclectic Art Store Jan29 Install…

Posted in art show, commentary, Eclectic-Jan10 with tags , on February 23, 2010 by Rog

May I introduce you to my helper for this installation.  The renowned nurse [that is RN, i.e. “real nurse”], Shantel Archuleta, my best friend.  Usually I do stuff like this on my own, or with the help of a curator.  But since I was installing 24 paintings on a snowy day in Idaho, we were using her truck and her help… which we needed.  Thanks Shantel!

This photo was taken in the front room of the Eclectic Art Store.  As one of the CoOp gallery members I do installations here from time to time.  This time we had a little extra space.  Below is what I call my “nude column”, which contains two nudes and an abstract landscape with a nude shape.

OK, I know, I know, I am not known as a nude figure painter… keep in mind, this was for the celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Below is myself in the heart of my installation.  It features, a select set of 8×10 size paintings.  The prices I post for this installation are very cheap compared to my normal price.  I.e. I have made an adjustment due to the economy.  I hope you do not mind.

Not pictured is the larger paintings available in this installation.  I will post those photos at a later time.  I expect these paintings to remain through May.  At that time, my one man show at the Initial Point gallery will be over, and the next landscape painting show at the Basement gallery will begin.  At that time I will re-evaluate what will be in the Eclectic Art Store.  Until then, I gotta paint…. enjoy.

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 (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.

09 Buhl Plein Air Paintout

Posted in art show, Buhl-09, commentary with tags , , , , , , , on February 19, 2010 by Rog

This plein air event [also called the Snake River Valley Paintout in Buhl] is in its 10th anniversary. It is scheduled Wednesday June 3rd through Saturday the 6th. I plan to be there for 2 or three of those days. Visit the Eighth Street Center Buhl Idaho website for more on this. See you in Buhl, Idaho.

09 Basement Gallery

Posted in art show, Basement-09, commentary with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2010 by Rog

Every year, Perry Allen, the owner-proprietor of the Basement Gallery in downtown Boise hosts a Landscape Art show. This year it will run for two months, May and June. Fred Choate, my mentor, is headlining the event with myself in the second room. Also present will be the assorted artist students of Fred’s of the Idaho Painters Guild; including Ellen Garrard, Ann Samuelson, Craig Arrowood, and a few others. Their paintings will be interspersed throughout the gallery.

Below are my 16 paintings in the show. You may click on the pictures below to see my original postings of these paintings.

path-to-taos southern-wisconsin-in-the-fall

The opening reception is 5-9pm on May 7th, the 1st Thursday of May. There will be another reception at 5-9pm on June 4th, the 1st Thursday of June. I thank God that Perry is now representing my artwork in Boise, so now I will be part of the big show!

half-a-pond half-a-pond-post-study waterfall-at-north-edge-twin-falls

If you would like to write or call Perry Allen the contact is — Basement Gallery, 928 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702, USA, +1.208.333.0309

skum-o-nite-pond rough-estimate-of-ruffed-grouse-winter-ground

Of course everything in the Basement Gallery is framed. A good percentage of the frames are museum quality. See you there.

cannon-beach-post-quake aspen-after-the-reign yellowstone

devils-basin lucid-set

redwood-path alturas-outlet

another-day-coming1 smoky-river-after-sandzen1

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

2007 Spotlight Gallery

Posted in abstract landscape, art show, Canada, commentary, Idaho, landscape, Spotlight-07, Wisconsin with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2010 by Rog

Spotlight Gallery, Boise, Idaho, Nov 07 – Jan 08, 6 oil paintings, Student Show…

Rog with “Idaho Creek in Fall” at the gallery reception.

Here is Rog with his five other paintings in the second gallery location.

Individual close ups follow, from right to left in the show…

“Southern Wisconsin in the Fall”, 9×12 oil on canvas.

“Melting Snow @ Mountie Pass”, 11×14 oil on canvas. Now in a private collection in Boise, Idaho.

“Yosemite, Keys in Pond”, 14×11 oil on canvas.

“Warm Lake, Warm”, 12×9 oil on canvas.

“Trees in Conversation”, 11×14 oil on canvas.

“Idaho Creek in Fall”, 16×20 oil on canvas. Now in a private collection in Manhattan, New York.


All the above paintings are Alla Prima paintings. Other artist’s in the show include Ellen Garrard and several of Will Nelson’s students. Rog was blessed with having the most number of paintings in the show.

“Anchor” artists of this now defunct gallery included: Will Nelson [watercolor illustration], Venture Coy [oil landscape & abstract landscape], Fred Choate [traditional oil landscape], Ann Watson-Sorenson [watercolor landscape], and Zella Bardsley [abstract functional sculpture].