Oregon Berry Festival

Eat your Oregon Berries ~ Oregon Berry Festival

I’ve been working with the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission and Food First Marketing to promote their upcoming Oregon Berry Festival event scheduled for July 22 & 23, 2011 at the Ecotrust Center in NW Portland, Oregon.

Eat your Oregon Berries ~ Oregon Berry Festival

Go to the site and find out what’s happening all month long. Be sure to click the Google +1 and Facebook Like buttons.

I love this event already! Nice start with that cute web site. Kudos to whoever put it together. It shouts “fun!”

Sunset and Parade Magazines have highlighted the event so my handiwork is getting lots of coverage.

Etsy Treasuries for July

Thank you to all the artisans at Etsy who feature my work! I’ve linked to their treasuries and shops below: Natural Curls Etsy Treasury The Wishing Tree Etsy Treasury LIfe Always Flows Etsy Treasury I heart Oregon Etsy Treasury Just a Whimsey Day Etsy Treasury Oh How I Miss the Beach Etsy Treasury Oregon Etsy Treasury Oregon Vacation Etsy Treasury Down by the Shore Etsy Treasury Nature's Offerings Etsy Treasury Land of the free Etsy Treasury Blue and Red Etsy Treasury Seasons in Motion Etsy Treasury Dreams of sky and water Etsy treasury Wave at me Etsy Treasury Wide open road Etsy Treasury The summer cool down Etsy treasury It's almost July; what is on your mind Etsy Treasury

Plein air paintings from Newport, Oregon

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Estuary 1, oil on claybord, 8x8 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Estuary 1, 8×8 oil on claybord

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Estuary 2, oil on claybord, 8x8 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Estuary 2, 8×8 oil on claybord

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Estuary 3, oil on claybord, 8x8  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.

Newport’s beaches and estuary are so beautiful…lots of grassy dunes, birds, swamps, etc. All the grasses and wild flowers seem to be blooming which brightens up the hike.

Willamette River 16 from the Farmer’s Market

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Willametter River 16, watercolor, 11x8.5 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $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 have to try them again next weekend.

Etsy Treasuries for June

These artists added me to their Etsy Treasuries, which often show up on the home page. It’s like having pieces accepted into juried exhibits but for free!
Etsy Watercolor Treasury Etsy Wavy Gravy Treasury Etsy Nature at its Best Treasury Etsy Grass is Always Greener Treasury Etsy Spring Turns to Summer Treasury Etsy Looking Up Treasury Etsy Summer Rides Treasury Etsy Progressions of Color Treasury Etsy  Playfully Patriotic Treasury
Etsy  Summer Friday Treasury Etsy  My Dad is the Best Stone Skipper in the Whole World.... Treasury Etsy Mountain Man Treasury Etsy Orange and Blue-- Hopefully Treasury Etsy It's Almost July Treasury

Wooden plates with rice paper

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Round Valley 1, acrylic mixd media, 12x12 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Round Valley 1, 12×12 acrylic mixd media

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Round Valley 2, acrylic mixd media, 12x12 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $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.

Jwalan Muktikã School web site

Jwalan Muktika School for Illumination web site redesign
For the past few weeks, I’ve been concentrating on revising a web site for Jwalan Muktikã School in Whitefish, MT. The results are stunning.

We used motifs from the previous printed brochures so have a deep and rich scheme.

This WordPress-driven site uses simple shopping cart plugins, collapsible/expandable menus, Google analytics, event registration, HTML 5, and CSS 3 (style).

I would like to announce…. we have our first cookbook order from our new lovely website! I knew that would make you all smile :) From the client

Canyon Dreams 22, 23, 24

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Dreams 24, , 8x8 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Dreams 24, 8×8

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Dreams 23, , 8x8 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Dreams 23, 8×8

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Dreams 22, , 8x8 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Dreams 22, 8×8

Last year I began working on a series of paintings done mostly from memory of driving through the Southwest and Eastern Oregon. The desert and high-desert grasses, dirt colors, and rock formations are fascinating and compel me to paint them.

In my usual loose style using transparent oil paint on an alizerin crimson underpainting make up this triptych.

In addition, these each use a bit of sgraffito to add texture and small details.

Etsy Treasuries for May

These artists added me to their Etsy Treasuries, which often show up on the home page. It’s like having pieces accepted into juried exhibits but for free!
Etsy Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Treasury Etsy Salsa Amen Treasury Etsy Margaritaville Treasury Etsy Salsa Amen Treasury Etsy Cinco de Mayo Treasury Etsy Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Treasury Etsy Salsa Con Frida Treasury Etsy Colorful Dad Treasury Etsy On The Road Again Treasury Etsy  Spring Picnic Treasury Etsy  Pistachio Flavor Treasury Etsy  In Passing Treasury

These generous artisans are highlighting my work in their Etsy Treasuries:

Coastal Conoes, for the Monthly Challenge

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Coastal Conoes, oil on claybord, 8x8 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Coastal Conoes, 8×8 oil on claybord

A few years ago we were exploring the Taft area near Lincoln City, Oregon and happened upon these conoers leaving the Schooner’s Creek for the Pacific ocean. It was a quiet sunny morning with just a small breeze, making it perfect for river to ocean fun.

The colors of the water changed abruptly due to the reflections and depth.

Avery Park Trees in a split-compliment scheme

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Avery Park Trees 4, oil on claybord, 8x8 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Avery Park Trees 4, 8×8 oil on claybord

The Daily Paintworks Challenges are fun to work on, so here’s another one for the Color Challenge. I’m using a split compliment scheme (traditional color wheel).

This composition is easy and allows me to focus just on the color arrangement.

I’ve also used sgraffito here to provide a bit of whimsical detail.