NFS © Pam Van Londen 2010, Heidrich Girls Surfing, 8×8 oil on claybord To complete a set of beach pictures for the Heidrich Family.
NFS © Pam Van Londen 2009 Chef Elena 24x18x1.5 in acrylic on gallery-edged canvas I adore my sister-in-law, Elena Mark, not just for her cooking, but for her heart, head, and higher self. I’ve had many good times in her kitchen watching her multi-task the making of magic (like a perfect gravy) while consoling me, […]
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Randy Heidrich Surfing, 8×8 oil on claybord Thank you for the surf lesson, Randy. Now you can hang this painting in the TV room next to the other two. We really enjoyed our family surfing lesson and hope to join you again next summer. Some of my family are […]
Josephine County’s CASA program asked me to paint something with a heart to donate to their fundraiser auction. I put two kids in a field with a heart-shaped kite and used as few brush strokes as possible (to keep from over working it) to render an abstracted scene in acrylic. This piece will be part […]
NFS © Pam Van Londen 2010. Oil on 8×8 archival clay panelframed in ready-to-hang black laquered wood. Meet Kenneth, a new baby of my cousin Naomi and her hubby Kenny Sr. It is a great joy to paint a new being. When the face and its personality finally emerge with the last brushstroke, something special […]
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2009, Portrait of an Artist 2009, 8x8x1 on oil on claybord 2009’s annual portrait challenge for the Different Strokes from Different Folks project is done and being highlighted on Karin Jurick’s YouTube channel. The portrait I painted is of Violetta Smith from Canada.
$320 © Pam Van Londen 2009, Junior Stars of Basketball 3: 45 checks 33, 16x20x1 on acrylic on gallery-edged canvas Whoo hoo! It’s basketball season. This one of #45 is third in a series. I hope to do each player on the Future Spartans team before the end of the season. See last season’s paintings: […]
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Coast Fun 2, 8x8x1 on oil on gessobord I sketched this painting months ago after a trip to Taft, Oregon. I have several in this series and will paint many more over the years. People watching provides endless entertainment at the beach. In general, everyone and their dogs are […]
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Ring-winged Blackbird 1, 8x8x1 on oil on gessobord For years I’ve wanted to paint birds, so I’m holding off on other series until I get a few painted. Here is a red-wing blackbird, which we saw at the Minto-Brown Island Park in Salem.
Sometimes I take photos of paintings as I’m painting them. See how three paintings looked at each major step. If you are like me, you like to watch others paint. I will eventually have a video of me painting from beginning to end with time-lapse or perhaps narration. That seems like a big job but […]
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Waiting for the Wave 1, 8x8x1 on oil on claybord These two kids enjoyed skimming the waves two summers ago. I guess I’m feeling a bit sad that summer is over again. We do have such great adventures then. Painting a wonderful memory helps it last. Consider commissioning a […]
Here is me and my granddaughter having a great time at the duck pond. I smile bigger when she’s around…such a delightful kido.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Songwriter 2, oil on 12x12x2 gallery-edged canvas. I set up a weekly challenge for other Oregon Daily Painters a few weeks ago. My assignments are quite hard for me; so far I have challenged myself to paint with one color in a specific style. Last week I couldn’t do […]
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2009, Man Resting in NYC, 8x8x1 on oil on claybord Today’s image is for the Different Strokes project. I’ve placed the original figure in New York overlooking the Hudson (I think), which gives him something to gaze at. I enjoyed working with a limited palette. I used cobalt blue, yellow […]
Today, the Oregon Daily Painters web site officially opens for business. If you are an Oregon painter creating work every day, join the group! In addition, daily painters in Oregon can participate in weekly challenges where I assign a mode of expression, color scheme, and subject. Members of the group can upload their own challenges […]
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2009, Lake Michigan Rower, oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel. Unframed. This week’s challenge for the Different Strokes from Different Strokes project was a fun change of pace for me. I haven’t painted a boat since high school. Several lighthouses adorn the Lake Michigan shore; I picked this one because […]
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2008 Diana Sculpture 8x8x1 in oil on claybord I broke the rules this week for the Different Strokes Challenge. I wasn’t interested in painting the entire sculpture; too much detail. I prefer a closer crop. The subject is of a marble sculpture of one of the goddess Diana’s companions, a […]
SOLD! © Pam Van Londen 2008 Joy at the Beach 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard Can’t get to the beach this week? A painting of the beach might help while you’re waiting. I have a few hundred more like this planned. Send me a photo of your family playing on the beach if you want […]
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2008 Mannikins and Wigs 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard When the term ends, I look forward to painting every day again. Due to the amount of scoring (and number of basketball games my daughter has lately), I am unable to paint more than a day or two per week. I […]
$320 © Pam Van Londen 2008 She Flies 20x16x1 in acrylic on gallery-edged canvas I’m watching a lot of girls basketball lately and marvel at how the girls can fly, dive, roll, jump, etc. They have no fear and take jabs with almost no tears. How the new generation is evolved! This piece will be […]
$320 © Pam Van Londen 2008 Junior Stars of Basketball 1 20x16x1 in acrylic on gallery-edged canvas Not only am I enjoying watching some great middle-school basketball, but I’m painting the player, too. The looseness with which I can allow myself to work is helping ease the stress of starting a new term of teaching. […]
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2008 Portrait of Brian Kowalski, Artist 8x8x1 in oil on canvasboard This gentleman is Brian Kowalski, an artist. He has painted a portrait of me and I of him. See both together at the Different Strokes project blog. For this painting I focused on color and shape instead of personality…since […]
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2008 Shadows on the Sidewalk 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard This week’s Different Strokes project is about shadows. For me it is also about the color and texture of shadows. I used a “funny brush” to get the textures; boy was that fun! I’ll have to pull out more shadow […]
NFS © Pam Van Londen Nov 1, 2008. 8×8 Oil on clayboard. The Obama campaign has been encouraging the making of art works all year. What campaign has ever done that? We all need inspiring and Obama provides that to many of us. In addition, the Different Strokes project is inspiring. Here is my assignment […]
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2008 Maya and a Husky. Oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel. Unframed. Purchase frame separately. I’m not sure how this husky in Sante Fe can stay cool in the summer; perhaps this shady porch does the trick. We happened upon her when there in 2006 and had to cuddle up […]
NFS © Pam Van Londen 2008 Reuel and his Datsun 240z 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard My brother, Reuel Mark, is president of the Z club in Portland. He adores his 240z, here, so I had to paint them together. He also loves his 280z, which I’ll work on later this year. Need a car […]
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2008 Alabama Cow 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard This week’s Different Strokes assignment is Bessy the Cow, from Alabama. She’s my first cow and probably not my last now that I’ve tried it. I typically don’t paint animals (except my dog; who seems to be in every photo) because I […]
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2008 Maya and Claire Surfing 8x8x1 in oil pastel on clayboard Because the kids enjoyed being in the water so much during our vacation in August, I had a lot of time to paint and take hundreds of pictures. The kids were freezing but obsessed with catching waves. I caught […]
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2008 Maya Piloting the Willamette , oil on 8×8-inch archival Gessobord panel. Unframed. Sticking with my plan to paint only pictures with people in them has been a challenge. So I combed through my photos again to see who I could find. Of course my daughter loves to have her picture […]
NFS © Pam Van Londen 2008 Cloud Gate 1 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard For week 5’s Different Strokes project, we are using the Cloud Gate “bean” sculpture in Chicago. I added a bit of fun with another granddaughter image since she’s on my mind all the time! She is the essence of cuteness. I […]