SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Nest of Prosperity 2, 8×8 oil on clayboard
Green is the color of money (in this country, anyway) and reflects Mother Earth’s abundance. A nest of eggs symbolizes prosperity; something many of us need during this trying time.
This work uses transparent oil paint on a clay panel with a bit of scraffito.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crows at the Beach 7, 8×8 oil on clayboard
I’ve sold the other two of this composition, so felt compelled to paint it again.
I find painting ripples a challenge to render and they are quite different every time I do them.
When painted on Claybord, it is tougher to get smaller ripples. I’ll try it again on Gessobord to accomplish that.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crow on the Beach 6, 8×8 oil on clayboard
For the love of crows. They are everywhere, cleaning up after us. This one is waiting for something to eat.
I was able to approach within 5 feet before it flew away.
It hopped around, called out, and checked the wood for morsels now and then.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crow on the Beach 4, 8×8 oil on clayboard
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crow on the Beach 5, 8×8 oil on clayboard
A popular series of recent paintings is of crows. Here are some images painted from video I took at another trip to Taft, Oregon, south of Lincoln City on the Oregon coast.
I’m trying the same technique as the canyon series where I start with an alizarin crimson underpainting and layer thinned pure hues on top, using as few brush strokes as possible.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Wondering the Garden 1, 12×12 acrylic on gallery-edged canvas
$60 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Wondering the Garden 2, 12×12 acrylic on gallery-edged canvas
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Wondering the Garden 3, 12×12 acrylic on gallery-edged canvas
$60 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Wondering the Garden 4, 12×12 acrylic on gallery-edged canvas
In preparation for a juried exhibit, I have painted four canvases in a bright, abstract manner. I had FUN working on this today and hope you enjoy looking at them, too.
I painted on all four at one time to keep the style and color scheme consistent. The edges are also painted to allow the imagery to come into view when walking by.
Thank you to Kelly J Callahan for highlighting my work in her Obsessions of a Renaissance Women site.
Crows at the Beach is listed among a few other figure/animal original paintings for sale for under $100.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Crow Speaks Her Mind, 8x8x1 on oil on clayboard
After a dizzying day of being stepped on, I decided to step back (take that two ways). The thing to do with a difficult day is to paint and spread some joy. Works every time.
This crow is painted in oil on Claybord using a bit of iridescent white to add sparkle. I’m watching carefully out my window for the return of a murder of crows that loves the neighbor’s garbage. I’ve run out of crow shots so hope to catch them soon.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Sunflower Bird, 8x8x1 on oil on gessobord
Can you name this bird? I’m searching and not finding it yet. Is it an immature meadowlark?
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Crows at the Beach 3, oil on 8×8 gessobord.
I sold the second Crows on the Beach this week but wasn’t quite ready to give up on the subject matter.
The crows are fun to paint but I like the challenge of painting the water in various colors and shapes.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Crows Up High, 8x8x1 on oil on gessobord
Happy Halloween! Here are a couple of crows discussing their options for tricks and treats.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Crows on the Beach 2, 8x8x1 on oil on gessobord
More for the bird series.
Any requests? Send me a photo or let me know what birds you like and I’ll paint them for you.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Crows at the Beach 1, oil on 8×8 gessobord.
Birds provide endless entertainment at the beach. We saw more crows than gulls in Taft this summer.
Trying to capture them in flight is tricky. I almost missed this one.
I’m painting on gessobord instead of claybord for the next month to see if I like it better. Since the paint does not soak in so readily as it does on the clay, I have to be patient for the paint to dry more before working on top of other paint. You know how impatient I can be…we’ll see if I don’t switch back to clay.
Thank you to Kelly J Callahan for highlighting my work in her Obsessions of a Renaissance Women site and to J August Gerlach of Deep Time Threshold Art Movement (DTTAM) for showing my work.