Abstract landscape painting of Columbia Gorge, Oregon

Beacon Rock sites in the middle of the Columbia River
Beacon Rock sits in the middle of the Columbia River © 2010 Pam Van Londen. Purchase at Etsy.

This large abstract landscape painting of Oregon and Washington’s famed Columbia Gorge includes a view of Beacon Rock as seen from Roster Rock State Park. It is based on a plein air oil painting completed in 2007.

Columbia River: Beacon Rock from Rooster Rock. Sold.
Columbia River: Beacon Rock from Rooster Rock. Sold.

The technique uses a red-orange underpainting with loose brushstrokes on top. In some areas, iridescent pearl paint is added to remind viewers of the shiny reflections on the water and just-rained-on foliage, sand, and rocks and the glare of the sun as you drive past this unique vista.

The large 4-foot square format is suitable for hanging on a tall and wide wall where the viewing distance is 10 feet or more. Consider it for your dining room, entry hallway, or office foyer.

The surface is acrylic paint that wraps around the edges. The sturdy support is ready to hang with wire and two hooks. The price is $800 and includes shipping to anywhere inside of Oregon. Shipping to other states or countries is at the buyer’s discretion. Contact me to rent this painting for $100 per month.

Purchase via Etsy with PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

Other small and large fine art paintings are available on Etsy, but if you’d like to view them in person, Contact me to write to me to set an appointment.

The Red House, Otter Rock, Oregon

In the newly renovated Red House at Otter Rock/Devil’s Punchbowl on the Oregon Coast, you can see a set of 16 older paintings, many of which are plein air from around the Oregon Coast.

Studio262 Fine Art Gallery exhibition Feb 2016

Recent paintings are on exhibit at Studio262 Gallery starting mid-February 2016.  Paintings are in oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panels, cradled or framed and ready to hang on your home or office wall or shelf. Paintings can be purchased individually or in sets shown below. The price per each is $ranges from $68 to $75. Contact the Gallery for purchases.

The Valley Morning polyptych at Studio262 Gallery during  Corvallis Art Walk, Feb 18. Pam Van Londen with Holly Short and Courtney Lazenby.
The Valley Morning polyptych at Studio262 Gallery during Corvallis Art Walk, Feb 18. Pam Van Londen with Holly Short and Courtney Lazenby.

Workshop: Alla Prima Oil Painting on Claybord

For teens and adults of all levels.

Learn to paint with buttery oils on a fresco-like surface

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Valley Storm 5, 8×8 oil on claybord
Valley Storm 5

…using a limited palette and minimal brush strokes. In this 4-hour workshop, you’ll create three paintings on 8×8-inch Claybord panels using primary and secondary colors plus white. The first of your three images will emerge as you explore the brushes, paint, thinner, and technique. The second will emerge as you meditate on the currents of water. And the third will emerge from the location’s landscape, bowl of fruit, or both!

Fine artist Pam Van Londen began painting in oil on American-made Ampersand Claybord panels when the Daily Painter movement caught on in 2006. Most daily painters use a standard small rectangle or square panel, paper, or stretched canvas with a consistent set of materials and techniques.

Van Londen’s technique is to apply an underpainting and while still wet, add colors in the order of the color wheel with the goal of using as few brush strokes as possible. Transparent layers of color on the clay surface result in a watercolor effect. Sgraffito is used near the end to create a contrast in line and to sign the finished work.

About the artist

Van Londen shows her work locally, regionally, and takes online sales at Etsy, Daily Paintworks, and Fine Art America. She has a degree in Art and Design and teaches technology courses at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.

Valley Morning 16 © Pam Van Londen 2014
Valley Morning 16

Bring the following to the workshop:

  • A sandwich or other easy-to-handle food to eat during the discussion.
  • Waterbottle.
  • Painting clothes: comfortable pants, shirt, and shoes that can get dirty. (NOTE: Paint left on these clothes will potentially ruin other clothes in the wash.)
  • A positive attitude.

Cost Options

  1. If you are a first-time painter, all supplies will be provided for $20.
  2. If you have your own supplies, bring them; three Clayboard panels will be provided for $12.
  3. If you have some experience and are ready to paint on your own, then I recommend purchasing the kit for $98.*

Workshop instruction is $40 each.

Total Costs

Supplies and workshop cost is $20 + $40 = $60
Clayboard and workshop cost is $12 + $40= $52
Kit and workshop cost is $98 + $40 = $138.

Payment can be cash, check, PayPal, or credit/debit card.

* Oil Painting Kit $98.

Winsor & Newton oil paint tubes, odorless thinner, five synthetic brushes, three 8×8-inch Ampersand Claybord panels, table-top wood easel 30x20x19-inch, wood hand-held palette, palette covers, brush holder, gloves, cleaning supplies, storage container, and tote bag.

This kit must be ordered at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop.

Agreement

Last minute cancellations will receive a refund for the workshop cost only. Supplies are not refunded because they must be purchased ahead of time.

Arrive at the workshop ready to focus yet have fun! The goal of the workshop is to explore and enjoy the materials, techniques, elements, and principles, not to create masterpieces. Try to arrive with expectations for fun and learning but remain flexible in your thinking. Your work will not be judged but we will talk about what works in an effort to practice the language of art (elements and principles). Negatively criticizing your work or the work of others will not be tolerated. Excessive talking or other disruptions will result in expulsion.

Gloves will be provided for anyone concerned about skin contact with paint and thinner. Ventilation won’t be needed in small group workshops. For workshops with 5 or more participants, a sufficient location will be chosen. If a new location is needed, watch for email messages related to a change in location.

Host a workshop: Alla Prima Oil Painting on Claybord, Summer 2017

Supplies and easel to borrow for the Alla Prima Workshop.
Supplies and easel to borrow for the Alla Prima Workshop.

Host a workshop by in your home studio with your friends and get the workshop cost for free.

Register for Workshop




Workshop: Alla Prima Acrylic Painting on Canvas

For teens and adults of all levels.

Learn to paint with versatile acrylics on canvas

pvl-nest-or-prosperity-13.2-600
Nest of Prosperity 13

using a limited palette and minimal brush strokes. In this 4-hour workshop, you’ll create three paintings on 8×8-inch canvas panels and stretched canvas using primary and secondary colors plus white. The first of your three images will emerge as you explore the brushes, paint, and technique. The second will emerge as you meditate on the currents of water. And the third will emerge from the location’s landscape, bowl of fruit, or both!

Fine artist Pam Van Londen began painting in acrylic on paper, canvas panels, stretched canvases, and American-made Ampersand Claybord panels when the Daily Painter movement caught on in 2006. Most daily painters use a standard small rectangle or square panel, paper, or stretched canvas with a consistent set of materials and techniques.

Van Londen’s technique is to apply an underpainting, add colors in the order of the color wheel with the goal of using as few brush strokes as possible. Transparent layers of color on the canvas surface result in a watercolor effect. Heavier layers of paint, along with scraping, is used near the end to create a contrast in line and to sign the finished work.

Columbia River Gorge Beacon Rock from Rooster Rock 3
Columbia River Gorge Beacon Rock from Rooster Rock 3

About the artist

Van Londen shows her work locally, regionally, and takes online sales at Etsy, Daily Paintworks, and Fine Art America. She has a degree in Art and Design and teaches technology courses at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.

Bring the following to the workshop:

  • A sandwich or other easy-to-handle food to eat during the discussion.
  • Waterbottle.
  • Painting clothes: comfortable pants, shirt, and shoes that can get dirty.
  • A positive attitude.

Cost Options

Supplies and easel to borrow for the Alla Prima Workshop.
Supplies and easel to borrow for the Alla Prima Workshop.
  1. If you are a first-time painter, all supplies will be provided for $15.
  2. If you have your own supplies, bring them; two canvas panels and one stretched canvas will be provided for $7.
  3. If you have some experience and are ready to paint on your own, then I recommend purchasing the kit for $98.*

Workshop instruction is $40 each.

Total Costs

Supplies and workshop cost is $15 + $40 = $55
Canvases and workshop cost is $7 + $40= $47
Kit and workshop cost is $98 + $40 = $138.

Payment can be cash, check, PayPal, or credit/debit card.

Supplies and easel to purchase for the Alla Prima Workshop.
Purchase your own kit to use at the workshop and take home.

* Acrylic Painting Kit $98.

Golden acrylic paint bottles, an assortment of 10 synthetic brushes, two 8×10-inch canvas panels, two 8×10-inch stretched canvases, table-top wood easel 30x20x19-inch, air-tight plastic hand-held palette, gloves, cleaning supplies, notebook, and tote bag.

This kit must be ordered at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop.

Sedona 3.2 Oak Creek 12x12-inch canvas @ Pam Van Londen 2014
Sedona 3.2 Oak Creek

Agreement

Last minute cancellations will receive a refund for the workshop cost only. Supplies are not refunded because they must be purchased ahead of time.

Arrive at the workshop ready to focus yet have fun! The goal of the workshop is to explore and enjoy the materials, techniques, elements, and principles, not to create masterpieces. Try to arrive with expectations for fun and learning but remain flexible in your thinking. Your work will not be judged but we will talk about what works in an effort to practice the language of art (elements and principles). Negatively criticizing your work or the work of others will not be tolerated. Excessive talking or other disruptions will result in expulsion.

Gloves will be provided for anyone concerned about skin contact with paint. Ventilation won’t be needed in small group workshops. For workshops with 5 or more participants, a sufficient location will be chosen. If a new location is needed, watch for email messages related to a change in location.

Red Bluff Gallery Exhibition May 2015

New paintings will be shown at the Red Bluff California Gallery in May 2015.  Each painting is oil on 8×8-inch archival cradled Claybord panel which is ready to hang; no frame needed. Paintings can be purchased individually or in sets shown below. The price per each is $70 plus shipping. Contact the Gallery for purchases.

Exhibit: Samual Robert Winery October thru December 2014

pvl-nest-or-prosperity-13.2-600Samuel Robert Winery is exhibiting my work this Fall in their new spacious tasting room/gallery. Three new pieces and several existing works are for sale in this fine establishment, located in Amity, Oregon on Hwy 99.

 

Lincoln Beach plein air paintings

Original plein-air landscape painted in oil on 8x8-inch archival Claybord panel.
$60 Purchase via PayPal. © Pam Van Londen 2014. Lincoln Beach 3. Original plein-air landscape painted in oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel. Unframed.

I painted on the beach today and it was refreshing! Here are 8×8 daily paintings from Lincoln Beach. Number 3 was painted plein air and the others were painted at my campsite.

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/pam-van-londen/lincoln-beach-2-original-seascape-oil-painting/255114

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/pam-van-londen/lincoln-beach-1-original-seascape-oil-painting/255116

Commission of Mary’s Peak

Mary's Peak 11 Diptych Commissioned
Mary’s Peak 11 Diptych, commissioned. © Pam Van Londen 2013

This latest commissioned acrylic on canvas of Mary’s Peak is helping fund my daughter’s trip to Greece to sing at a Choir Festival.

Celebrating 30 years of Children’s Choir!

Heart of the Valley Children's Choir 30th Anniversary   Singing from the Heart

Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir will be celebrating their 30-year anniversary with a Choir Festival. I’ve prepared their anniversary logo and theme for the June event.

More work for Fall Festival Exhibit

Crow Nesting 1.3$250 Purchase at Fall Festival. © Pam Van Londen. Crow Nesting 1.3. Acrylic and mixed media on 18x24x1.5-inch gallery-edged canvas.

I worked on nine more paintings today…revising images I either did not like, or that have been smudged during transport. Here is one I have revised twice now. I like it best today!

These 8×8-inch paintings are between $50 and $60 unframed. Email me for exact pricing and shipping.

Join me at Fall Festival 2013!

Here are some new works I’ll have for sale…please come to booth 169 and take a closer look!

Nest of Prosperity 5

© Pam Van Londen 2010,  Nest of Prosperity 5.2, oil on 8x8-inch archival Claybord panel, unframed.

Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Nest of Prosperity 5.2, oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel, unframed.

The original version of this painting was a ‘palette cleaner’…I used the paint left over from a previous painting. I’ve added more color now and like it so much better!

The colors are quite different from my regular palette. Some of you out there like earthier colors.

The original version of this painting was highlighted in the Gazette-Times article about the First Thursday Art Walk for Nov 4, 2010.

Preparing for Fall Festival

© Pam Van Londen 2013 Santiam River 3.4 oil on gallery-edged canvas on 20 x 16 x 1 canvas Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system$300 © Pam Van Londen 2013 Santiam River 3.4 oil on gallery-edged canvas on 20 x 16 x 1 canvas, framed in dark brown wood.

I am painting new and repainting some old works to prepare for the Corvallis Fall Festival, slated for Sept 28 and 29, 2013. I’ll be in booth 169 in the smaller circle. Please drop by and say hello. I will have framed and unframed daily paintings as well as some larger works.

Willamette River 1.2 Revision

Willamette River 1.2. 12x12x.5 gallery-edged acrylic painting$72. Purchase online via Credit Card at PayPal.
© Pam Van Londen 2013. Willamette River 1.2. Acrylic on 12x12x.5 gallery-edged archival canvas.

My first Willamette River painting was not so popular…the colors were subtle and perhaps dull. I’ve brightened them up and added some splash!

This brighter palette is how the river looks today on this very hot and sunny summer day.

 

Willamette River 31, Clackamette Park again

Willamette River 30, acrylic on 8x8-inch panel, unframed$60. © Pam Van Londen 2013. Willamette River 31, acrylic on 8×8-inch panel, unframed, plein air. Purchase via PayPal with a credit card

Here’s another plein air painting from Clackamette Park. I’m adding this one and the previous painting to the Daily Paintworks “Different Ways” challenge.

Willamette River 30, from Clackamette Park

Willamette River 30, acrylic on 8x8-inch panel, unframed$64. © Pam Van Londen 2013. Willamette River 30, acrylic on 8×8-inch panel, unframed, plein air. Purchase via PayPal with a credit card

I waited out the rain to get painting, only to get wet anyway! The painting may have a bit of rain on it, too. Clackamette park is a favorite spot in the city to hang out along the shore to fish, wander, paint, etc.

Invited into Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Spoon Exhibit

My Food on the Table series of paintings have been invited into Lake Oswego’s 50th  annual Festival of the Arts, scheduled for June 21, 22 & 23, 2013 at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, George Rogers Park and Marylhurst University, Oregon.

I’ll be showing these new paintings as well as other available paintings in the series. Two paintings sold on Jun 21!

Oregon Dunes 5 and 6

© Oregon Dunes 6. Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 9x12-inch canvas panel. Unframed.$50 Purchase via PayPal.  © Oregon Dunes 6. Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 9×12-inch canvas panel. Unframed.

Here’s another two from a new series of Oregon Dune paintings in oil.

© Oregon Dunes 5. Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 9x12-inch canvas panel. Unframed.$50 Purchase via PayPal.  © Oregon Dunes 5. Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 9×12-inch canvas panel. Unframed.

Coastal Drama Cannon Beach

Coastal Drama Cannon Beach SOLD Coastal Drama Cannon Beach. © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Unframed.

This new painting is a remake of an older painting, which I could not stand to look at anymore. This version has more drama and is much more fun to look at. The sand from the original plein air painting session is still visible, adding an interesting texture.

Coastal Drama 3

Purchase with PayPal. $60. Coastal Drama 3. © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8×8-inch Claybord.

A few years ago I did some plein air painting at Cannon Beach. Most of those panels sold. One did not, so I’ve revised it…and I like it so much better.

Here is the revision. The paint ought to be dry during the second week of May 2013.

Canyon Dreams 33

Canyon Dreams 33 © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8x8-inch canvas panel. Unframed. SOLD. Canyon Dreams 33 © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8×8-inch canvas panel. Unframed.

One more in a long series of canyon vistas.

Oregon Dunes 4

Oregon Dues 4 © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 9x12 canvas panel. Unframed.SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 9×12 canvas panel. Unframed.

The Oregon Coast has several areas where birds thrive on sand dunes (until we disturb them with our toys). Walking up to the top of the dunes lets you see far up and down the scenic coastline.

Valley Storm 7

Oil on 8x8-inch canvas panel framed SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8×8-inch canvas panel.

Oregon’s Willamette Valley provides spectacular skies full of clouds that cast rich shadows on the valley floor.

This original oil painting should be ready to ship by May 5, 2013.

Canyon Dreams 32

Canyon Dreams 32. Oil on 8x8-inch canvas panel; unframed.  © Pam Van Londen 2013. $60 Purchase via Pay Pal. Canyon Dreams 32. Oil on 8×8-inch canvas panel; unframed. © Pam Van Londen 2013.

This original oil painting is on an 8×8-inch canvas panel. It comes framed in black wood.

It refers to some canyon in an unknown location plus I made some of it up. It should be dry enough to ship by May 1, 2013.

Sedona paintings featured on Etsy Stalker

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Slot Canyon 1, oil on canvas panel, 8x10 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $56 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Slot Canyon 1, 8×10 oil on canvas panel

Thank you to Etsy Stalker for highlighting my abstract landscape oil paintings of canyons and the Southwest.

Stash Exhibit through end of February

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Beverly Beach 4 Roses, oil on gallery-edged canvas, 18x36 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $400 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Beverly Beach 4 Roses, 18×36 oil on gallery-edged canvas

See 35 paintings by Pam Van Londen at Stash in Downtown Corvallis until March 1, 2013. All paintings are for sale.

If you haven’t visited Stash yet, you are in for a treat!

Stash Yarn Shop

Sarris Garden 2 Sold

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Greg Sarris’ Garden 2, oil on claybord, 8x8 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Greg Sarris’ Garden 2, 8×8 oil on claybord

This coming summer I must travel to high desert country again….I just love the flora. This painting from Greg Sarris’ garden outside Sonoma, CA was painted on a road trip back in 2011.

It sold via Etsy yesterday.

Footwise Exhibit

Footwise show store exhibit
Please drop by the Footwise window downtown in Corvallis to see my work during the month of January. I am showing large and medium landscapes in oil and acrylic and 8×8 framed oils on Claybord panels. Most scenes are of Oregon and our lovely Willamette Valley.

You’ll see 50 paintings; my largest exhibit to date (besides Fall Festival).

Nest of Prosperity 12

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Nest of Prosperity 12, oil on claybord, 8x8 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Nest of Prosperity 12, 8×8 oil on claybord

When it not quite close enough to pay day, I paint a nest of prosperity to symbolize my wealth.

ImagiNews journal cover includes Nest of Prosperity 12 painting
Cover of the Dec 2012 Journal

This painting and my biography appear on the cover of the December of ImagiNews, the journal for Imagery International.