Snow paintings.

$64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, 18th Street Snow 3, 8×8 acrylic on Claybord $64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Snowy Path, 8×8 acrylic on Claybord The snow day afforded me the opportunity to lay low and work at the easel today. I enjoyed working with iridescent acrylics on the Ampersand Claybord panels.

Valley Morning 11

SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Valley Morning 11, 8×8 Acrylic on Claybord Lately, I prefer acrylic over oil paint on the Claybord surface. With it, I can still get a transparent underpainting that shows a lot of visual texture then pile up thicker paint on top to create a physical texture.

Valley Morning #10

SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Valley Morning 10, 8×8 Acrylic on Clayboard The chilly morning with sunlight burning through the fog inspires me to paint! It is warm and cozy in the studio but I will have to venture out in the freeze to get the day’s list of chores taken care of. This […]

Willamette River commission

SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Willamette River 28, 12×12 acrylic on gallery-edged canvas This painting was commissioned for a couple that floated the Willamette River years ago. The technique here uses an alizarin crimson underpainting to keep the palette bright. Once dry, I layered thick and thin swirling and flat layers to build depth. […]

More Canyon Dreams

SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Dreams 29, 8×8 oil on claybord SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Dreams 30, 8×8 oil on claybord I love the colors and shapes of canyons, so continue the Canyon Dreams series with two moer!

Corvallis Trees

SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Park Trees 5, 8×8 oil on claybord SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Park Trees 6, 8×8 oil on claybord Trees, trees, beautiful trees! Every corner of Corvallis is filled with interesting trees and I want to paint them all.

Artworks Poster Contest

The Obama for America Artworks program is hosting a poster contest around the theme of getting Americans back to work. I’ve spent this sunny day making a poster submission instead of doing chores. It includes 51 of my paintings and the message is about supporting local economies. Sales of many of these daily paintings paid […]

Storm Clouds in Crescent Valley

 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Clouds 5, 8×8 oil on claybord SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Valley Storm 5, 8×8 oil on claybord Once the rain stopped, the sky at Thursday night’s CHS/CVHS varsity girls soccer game was spectacular and inspired these paintings.

Park Trees 4

SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Park Trees 4, 8×8 oil on claybord The OSU campus has many interesting trees to paint from. Everyone morning when I walk to the office, I see all manner of shapes, sizes, and colors to study. You might notice I am building a series of oil paintings that use […]

Fall is here

$50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Fall Maple Leaves 1, oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel. Unframed. It has cooled down here and is raining again so I could buckle down and paint! Very few leaves have turned bright colors yet but that time is not far off. I can smell it in the air. […]

Sarris Garden #7

SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Greg Sarris’ Garden 7, 8×8 oil on claybord Greg Sarris’ garden provides so many lovely painting scenes; I have yet to finish them all. Can you smell the lavender and hear the grass rustling while the bees buzz around?

More arctic landscapes

SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Arctic 2, 8×8 Acrylic on Clayboard  SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Arctic 3, 8×8 Acrylic on Clayboard I’ve switched to acrylic paint lately to see how it works on Ampersand Claybord panels. I like its staining properties and the textures created when I remove partly-dried paint. In addition, I’m […]

Frazier Wetland

SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Frazier Wetland 1, 8×8 Acrylic on Clayboard Corvallis is situated in such a lovely spot on the map. We have ocean 1 hr away, refuges, forest, valleys, mountains, etc. One of my favorite spots is Jackson-Frazier Wetland. Here is my first painting from one of the viewpoints.

Klamath River Serenity

$64 Purchase via Etsy© Pam Van Londen 2010, Klamath River 4, 12×9 acrylic on claybord In the early morning beside the Klamath River, you might spot a bear across the way, or a blanket of flog seeping in and out with the tide, or a buzzard looking for fishing scraps.

Willamette River 22

SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Willamette River 22, 8×8 oil on claybord While the kids are practicing soccer, I was practicing painting. We are lucky to have such a great sports park next to our Willamette River. This painting was painted en plain air and goes with these other paintings: Avery Park Trees, Willamette […]

Sarris Garden paintings

LOST? GIFTED? Have you seen this painting? © Pam Van Londen 2010, Greg Sarris’ Garden 1, 8×8 oil on claybord SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Greg Sarris’ Garden 2, 8×8 oil on claybord Sold © Pam Van Londen 2010, Greg Sarris’ Garden 3, 8×8 oil on claybord I’m spending a day at Greg Sarris’ home in […]

Willamette River watercolors

$100 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Willamette River 19, 12×12 watercolor $75 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Willamette River 17, 9×12 watercolor Here are a couple of watercolors I created last night. I have two more but these are the best. I was too pooped to paint at the river so I painted from memory.

Plein air paintings from Newport, Oregon

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 […]

Willamette River 16 from the Farmer’s Market

$75 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Willametter River 16, 11×8.5 watercolor It was a glorious day in the park this morning. The farmer’s market has grown and so have the crowds. I tried some Tayberries, which are like long, large raspberries. Their taste was like another flavor I’ve experienced but could not remember what. I’ll […]

Valley Fog 2

SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Valley Fog 2, 8×8 oil on claybord This tree is amazing but very hard to paint. After 2 days of messing with it, I finally have a style that works. Here is a companion piece.

Canyon Dreams 25

SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Dreams 25, 8×8 oil on claybord One of my favorite scenes while driving includes blooming sage, pinyon trees, dried grasses, dark canyons, distant mountains, and high clouds in the sky. To keep myself awake on long road trips, I’ll pretend I’m painting the scenes. It’s like practicing without […]