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.
$27 Purchase via Credit Card or PayPal © 2013 Pam Van Londen. Ball Bearings 4. 12×9-inch watercolor on archival paper. Comes unframed.
This fun and bright abstract watercolor was a joy to paint!
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Oregon Dunes 1, 8×8 oil on claybord
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Oregon Dunes 2, 8×8 oil on claybord
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Oregon Dunes 3, 8×8 oil on claybord
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Oregon Dunes 4, 8×8 oil on claybord
Last month I camped at Cape Kiwanda with family and had the chance to paint the dunes. Today I finished up the details.
I’ve exaggerated the color and pattern just for fun! The wind blew those two days of painting, so you’ll notice a bit of sand in the paint.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Dreams 31, 8×8 oil on claybord
This painting is very abstracted and was painted without a reference…I just like to feel the brush strokes and don’t think too much about where they go.
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Slot Canyon 1, 8×10 oil on canvas panel
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Slot Canyon 2, 9×12 oil on canvas panel
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Slot Canyon 3, 8×10 oil on canvas panel
What it is about slot canyons that create excite- ment? Perhaps it is the cool air, mystery around the corner, hidden treasures, and potential danger?
These paintings are abstracted and from my imagination. They represent a frontal and/or sky view with a raging river.
Here is another batch of 7×5-inch watercolor paintings on 100% rag paper made in India. They come matted in a 11×14-inch mat.
Check my Painted Abstractions shop at Etsy.com to purchase.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Arctic 1, 8×8 Acrylic on Clayboard
I have been experimenting with iridescent acrylic paint on Claybord lately and like the watercolor effects on the clay for the underpainting and thicker shiny pearls on the top layers.
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Beverly Beach 5, 8×8 Acrylic on Clayboard. Unframed.
We visit Beverly Beach and Otter Rock a few times per year to rejuvenate. The sunset was spectacular on July 4 this year.
Purchase this new batch of iridescent water media paintings at my Painted Abstractions shop on Etsy.com. Each is made with watercolor and acrylic paint on 100% archival rag paper, matted in cream and mounted on foamcore.
Click each to see them full size. Purchase at Etsy.com.
This is the beginning of a set of piller images in iridescent watercolor on 7×5-inch rag paper. Purchase them at Etsy.
Click to view the 7×5-inch orientation.
Lazy summer evenings are perfect for sitting around the picnic table and painting. Most of my children sat with me to paint at the beach for my 50th birthday…what a joy! Here are a few of the images I came up with afterwards.
Purchase these paintings at Etsy. They come matted in archival white, mounted on acid-free foamcore, and wrapped in protective plastic.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Estuary 1, 8×8 oil on claybord
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Estuary 2, 8×8 oil on claybord
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Estuary 3, 8×8 oil on claybord
I’m traveling at the coast this weekend and am having trouble uploading with my Verizen Palm Pixi hotspot. So I’ll add prices and info when I return next week.
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Lake 3, 8×8 acrylic on canvas board
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Lake 4, 8×8 acrylic on canvas board
I’m in a blue mood and wishing I were traveling to a far off desert canyon.
I’m also in an abstract painting mood…just love experimenting with empasto and iridescent colors.
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Round Valley 1, 12×12 acrylic mixd media
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Round Valley 2, 12×12 acrylic mixd media
I was in the mood for something new when I found some rice paper with swirls and these lightweight wooden plates. I painted on them with iridescent colors and finished with two layers of satin varnish.
Stop by the Mod Pod on Second Street to see these in person.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2011, Valley Storm 4, 8×8 oil on clayboard
I added this painting to the Japan Relief Painting Challenge sponsored by Daily Paintworks. At this moment, $23,000+ funds have been raised by the auction. Various relief agencies will send the funds to Japan. More than 300 artists have donated work for this project!
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010. 17×13 watercolor on 130lb paper. Ships shrink-wrapped on foam board.
I’ve submitted this watercolor painting to the auction, which ended.
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Clear Lake 4, oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord, unframed.
Clear Lake is one of my favorite spots in Oregon. You can fish in quiet, camp, and eat a burger if necessary. The water is clear, of course, and provides colorful reflections for painting.
The Monthly Painting Challenge for February is to paint your rendition of some ripples at the shoreline.
This image is painted with thinned oil on Ampersand Claybord and scratched with pencil and rubber-tipped brushes.
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Butterflies Flying 1, 8×8 oil on clayboard
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Butterflies Flying 2, 8×8 oil on clayboard
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Butterflies Flying 3, 8×8 oil on clayboard
For those of us suffering from cabin fever and the winter blues, keep thinking about all the wonderful earthly wonders we’ll see when we arrive at spring.
Butterflies are one of those wonders. These gentle creatures tend to cheer me up when they flutter by. I feel like a flower bestowed with a gentle kiss when one comes flying by my nose.
$72 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Chirp 1, 12×12 mixed media acrylic
$72 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Tweet 1, 12×12 mixed media acrylic
Even in winter, we might hear songbirds talking to each other. They make all kinds of sounds, which I will be illustrating here for the next few weeks.
This week’s sounds are Tweet and Chirp. See them next week at the Mod Pod on 2nd street for the Art Walk.
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crow in the Grass 7, oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel; unframed.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crow in the Grass 8, 8×8 oil on claybord
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crow in the Grass 9, 8×8 oil on claybord
These crow images were painted in oil on Ampersand claybord; my favorite surface.
I usually start with a red underpainting and layer thinned haphazard stokes on top. Then I use graphite to etch a bit of thinner lines, adding a bit of whimsey.
You can purchase this set or each individually. If you are interested in purchasing, write the check to HVCC to add to my daughter’s choir tour account. They are singing in Vienna this summer.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Valley Morning 6 Vinyard, 8×8 oil on canvas panel
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Valley Morning 7, oil on 8×8-inch archival canvas panel, unframed.
After playing with iridescent oil sticks last night at the First Thursday Art Walk, I had the urge to use them again.
This morning, I worked on canvas panels so the texture would easily pick up the oil. With the alizerin crimson underpainting and shimming deep colors, I was able to recreate a majestic atmosphere. And the sgraffito adds a bit of whimsey.
$350 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Mauve Teal Pumpkin, four 12-inch panels totaling 24x24x1. Acrylic
Last weekend I had another wild hair about painting abstractly. This one uses just four colors, premixed to match a selection I made from the series of books called “Designer’s Guide to Color 5” by Chronicle Books.
These four square panels can hang in a larger square together or apart, or individually vertically or horizontally. Each is painted on the edge so no framing is needed.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Mary’s Peak 8, 8×8 oil on claybord
I enjoyed another evening of painting outdoors last night. We settled into some property south of Corvallis where we could view the sun setting over Mary’s Peak.
The wheat fields provided a gold texture against the misty blue backdrop of hills and mountains.
Join the group on Thursday for just $15. Contact Mark Allison.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Willamette River 10, 8×8 oil on claybord
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Willamette River 11, 8×8 oil on claybord
It was class outdoors again last evening. We painted at the Crystal Lake Boat Landing in Corvallis. Due to the heat of the day, many folks were boating, rafting, mud-soaking, and biking. The atmosphere was jubilant.
My favorite scene was the harmonica player conoeing with two dogs. He floated down river then appeared again later; he must have done the whole trip again! The lighting and the music seemed to transport me back 200 years and I expected Tom Sawyer to come strolling by.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Valley View 1: Barb and Chad’s view, 8×8 oil on claybord
This painting was painted plein air last week but I spent a few days looking at it and making touchups to brighten the colors.
The use of large, obvious brush strokes is something I do in many paintings, though you don’t see them in my blog very often.
Only about half seem to turn out right the first time, so I massage them for months and perhaps get a few more that work.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Valley Evening 3, 8×8 oil on clayboard
Throughout my travels, especially when I’m the driver and everyone else is asleep, I like to imaging painting the scene out the window. Rows of trees and cloud formations are the most fun.
When I get home I am ready to use paint to paint the scene, since I’ve practiced in my mind how the color and strokes should go together.
This third version of Valley Evening exaggerates the color and introduces color in the foreground to tie-in the background colors.