$60 Purchase via PayPal. © Pam Van Londen 2014. Lincoln Beach 3. Original plein-air landscape painted in oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel. Unframed.
I painted on the beach today and it was refreshing! Here are 8×8 daily paintings from Lincoln Beach. Number 3 was painted plein air and the others were painted at my campsite.
Here are some new works I’ll have for sale…please come to booth 169 and take a closer look!
Canyon Dreams 33. Abstract oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Crow in the Canyon 2. Abstract oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Crow in the Tree 1. A oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Crow in the Tree 2. Abstract oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Crow in the Tree 3. Abstract oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Park Trees 15. Abstract oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Park Trees 16. Abstract oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Pear Plums Apple. Still life oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Pear Plums Peach. Still Life on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Quartzville Creek 5. Plein air oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Quartzville Creek 6. Plein air abstract oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Quartzville Creek 7. Plein air abstract oil landscape painting on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Sandy River 2. Plein air oil on 8×8-inch Clabyord panel. Sandy River 1. Plein air oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Santiam River 3.2. Plein air oil on 12×16-inch gallery-edged canvas. Valley Morning 13. Oil on 8×8-inch Claybord. Valley Morning 14 Vinyard. Abstract oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Willamette River 31. Oil on 8×10.15-inch Claybord gallery-edged panel. Salsa 11. Oil on 8×8-inch Clayboard. Daisies At The Fence. Acrylic on 12x12x.5 gallery-edged archival canvas. Willamette River 1.2. plein air acrylic painting on 12×12-inch gallery-edged canvas. Mary’s Peak 9. Abstract acrylic on 12×12-inch gallery-edged canvas Willamette River 30. Plein air oil on 8×8-inch canvas panel. Willamette River 31. Plein air oil on 8×8-inch canvas panel. © 2013 Pam Van Londen. Willamette River 31. 8x10x1.5-inch oil on gallery-edged archival Claybord. No frame needed $64 purchase with credit card or PayPal
My favorite summer past-time is sitting next to a river to paint. While waiting for a kid practicing soccer at the field next to the river, it is easy for me to get set up and just do it!
I’ve painted at this spot many times and never tire of its beauty. The colors reflecting in the water are bright and inviting.
$60. © Pam Van Londen 2013. Willamette River 31, acrylic on 8×8-inch panel, unframed, plein air. Purchase via PayPal with a credit card
Here’s another plein air painting from Clackamette Park. I’m adding this one and the previous painting to the
Daily Paintworks “Different Ways” challenge. $50 Purchase via PayPal. © Oregon Dunes 6. Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 9×12-inch canvas panel. Unframed.
Here’s another two from a new series of Oregon Dune paintings in oil.
$50 Purchase via PayPal. © Oregon Dunes 5. Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 9×12-inch canvas panel. Unframed. SOLD Coastal Drama Cannon Beach. © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel. Unframed.
This new painting is a remake of an older painting, which I could not stand to look at anymore. This version has more drama and is much more fun to look at. The sand from the original plein air painting session is still visible, adding an interesting texture.
Purchase with PayPal. $60. Coastal Drama 3. © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8×8-inch Claybord.
A few years ago I did some plein air painting at Cannon Beach. Most of those panels sold. One did not, so I’ve revised it…and I like it so much better.
Here is the revision. The paint ought to be dry during the second week of May 2013.
SOLD. Canyon Dreams 33 © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8×8-inch canvas panel. Unframed.
One more in a long series of canyon vistas.
Other artisans have listed my work on their Etsy Treasuries this month.
It’s a Wash Landscape Impressionists Looking for Atlantis Looking for Winter Snow Love Sheep You Made in Oregon Things I Wish I Made Etsy Treasury Vegeterians Dream Whatever it Takes World is like a Grand Staircase Green Fantastic World Landscapes For Escapes 2 $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.
$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.
NFS © Pam Van Londen 2010, Heidrich Girls Surfing, 8×8 oil on claybord
To complete a set of beach pictures for the Heidrich Family.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Opito Bay Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand, 8×8 oil on claybord
June’s Virtual Paintout Challenge is New Zealand. I found a lonely road in Kerikeri that had my favorite elements: grass, highway, trees, and water.
This one is using a bit of sgraffito to add interest.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Cote d’Azur 1, 8×8
Join the monthly virtual paintout…May’s is almost over….I was able to get this in just in time.
$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.
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.
Last week I was commissioned to paint a previous plein air daily painting onto a larger panel. We settled 40×30 inches:
Columbia River Gorge Beacon Rock from Rooster Rock 2
Then I could not stop…I had to paint it again, only 48×48. Which one will they choose?
Columbia River Gorge Beacon Rock from Rooster Rock 3 $50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crows on the Beach 12, 8×8 oil on claybord $50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crow at the Beach 13, 8×8 oil on claybord $50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crow at the Beach 14, oil on 8×8-inch Claybord panel, unframed.
The most popular subject matter at the last exhibit was birds, and more specifically, crows.
Here are three new images of crows in flight. The invented color image has a style I’d like to work with for awhile.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crows on the Beach 11, 8×8 oil on claybord
Ah to while away the hours watching birds at the beach…that is a vacation.
And if you can’t be on vacation, paint the scene to allow you to go there when you must just rely on your imagination.
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.
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Mark Allison. $50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crow at the Beach 10, oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel; unframed.
Crow has something to say, either, “Hey, painter, move along; this is my log,” or “there is a scrap of food here and it is mine!”
I’m continuing with the same technique I’ve been using for months now…transparent oil paint over an underpainting of alizarin crimson, with obvious and very loose brush strokes, on archival Ampersand Claybord panels.
I like how the paint soaks in and semi-dries enough to paint over it immediately. It has a tacky surface unlike oil on gesso, which seems to sit on the surface and get pushed around instead of allow new layers…I just don’t have the patience to wait for it to dry before adding new layers.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crow at the Beach 9, 8×8 oil on claybord
Nine of the 14 paintings of crows I’ve done this year have new homes. I must be on a roll.
Most crows do not live a year. But some live to year 14.
Learn more about them from Cornell Ornithologist
Kevin McGowen from Ithaca, NY. SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crows at the Beach 8, 8×8 oil on clayboard
This crow symbolizes my desire to take flight and vacation somewhere.
I won’t have much opportunity to get away from my routine life until August.
I shall live vicariously through all your vacations until then.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Farrington Hwy Kapolei, Hawaii, 8×8 oil on clayboard
This image was painted for the Virtual Paintout. I found some lovely footage from Google to work from.
Instead of my usual Alizarin Crimson underpainting, I used Cerulean Blue. For the clouds, I added iridescent white. I refrained from overworking anything here; a difficult feat some days.
$64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, South Beach 4, 8×8 oil on clayboard
This lonely tree has withstood the winds and rain for many decades and is a sentinel to the South Beach campers. May or June is the month to visit the beach to see the wildflowers blooming.
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 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 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 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.
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2009, Coast Drama 6, oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel. Unframed.
This is the first of three paintings started en plein air this week at Taft, Oregon, south of Lincoln City. I forgot to bring more white with me, so the other two are waiting for a chance to be finished up.
The waves were dramatic this week but the bay was calm. Check back later this week.