Abstract landscape painting of Columbia Gorge, Oregon

Beacon Rock sites in the middle of the Columbia River
Beacon Rock sits in the middle of the Columbia River © 2010 Pam Van Londen. Purchase at Etsy.

This large abstract landscape painting of Oregon and Washington’s famed Columbia Gorge includes a view of Beacon Rock as seen from Roster Rock State Park. It is based on a plein air oil painting completed in 2007.

Columbia River: Beacon Rock from Rooster Rock. Sold.
Columbia River: Beacon Rock from Rooster Rock. Sold.

The technique uses a red-orange underpainting with loose brushstrokes on top. In some areas, iridescent pearl paint is added to remind viewers of the shiny reflections on the water and just-rained-on foliage, sand, and rocks and the glare of the sun as you drive past this unique vista.

The large 4-foot square format is suitable for hanging on a tall and wide wall where the viewing distance is 10 feet or more. Consider it for your dining room, entry hallway, or office foyer.

The surface is acrylic paint that wraps around the edges. The sturdy support is ready to hang with wire and two hooks. The price is $800 and includes shipping to anywhere inside of Oregon. Shipping to other states or countries is at the buyer’s discretion. Contact me to rent this painting for $100 per month.

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Other small and large fine art paintings are available on Etsy, but if you’d like to view them in person, Contact me to write to me to set an appointment.

Lincoln Beach plein air paintings

Original plein-air landscape painted in oil on 8x8-inch archival Claybord panel.
$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.

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Commission of Mary’s Peak

Mary's Peak 11 Diptych Commissioned
Mary’s Peak 11 Diptych, commissioned. © Pam Van Londen 2013

This latest commissioned acrylic on canvas of Mary’s Peak is helping fund my daughter’s trip to Greece to sing at a Choir Festival.

Join me at Fall Festival 2013!

Here are some new works I’ll have for sale…please come to booth 169 and take a closer look!

Nest of Prosperity 5

© Pam Van Londen 2010,  Nest of Prosperity 5.2, oil on 8x8-inch archival Claybord panel, unframed.

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$64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Nest of Prosperity 5.2, oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel, unframed.

The original version of this painting was a ‘palette cleaner’…I used the paint left over from a previous painting. I’ve added more color now and like it so much better!

The colors are quite different from my regular palette. Some of you out there like earthier colors.

The original version of this painting was highlighted in the Gazette-Times article about the First Thursday Art Walk for Nov 4, 2010.

Preparing for Fall Festival

© Pam Van Londen 2013 Santiam River 3.4 oil on gallery-edged canvas on 20 x 16 x 1 canvas Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system$300 © Pam Van Londen 2013 Santiam River 3.4 oil on gallery-edged canvas on 20 x 16 x 1 canvas, framed in dark brown wood.

I am painting new and repainting some old works to prepare for the Corvallis Fall Festival, slated for Sept 28 and 29, 2013. I’ll be in booth 169 in the smaller circle. Please drop by and say hello. I will have framed and unframed daily paintings as well as some larger works.

Daisies At The Fence

© 2013 Pam Van Londen. Daisies At The Fence. Acrylic on 12x12x.5 gallery-edged archival canvas. No need to frame. corvallis, flower field, sky, vivid, trees, red, blue, green, dark gree, white, pink, light blue, daily painting, portland, oregon, pam van londen SOLD © 2013 Pam Van Londen. Daisies At The Fence. Acrylic on 12x12x.5 gallery-edged archival canvas. No need to frame.

An old wooden fence and a field full of Shasta daisies is a common scene in Oregon in the summer.

Willamette River 1.2 Revision

Willamette River 1.2. 12x12x.5 gallery-edged acrylic painting$72. Purchase online via Credit Card at PayPal.
© Pam Van Londen 2013. Willamette River 1.2. Acrylic on 12x12x.5 gallery-edged archival canvas.

My first Willamette River painting was not so popular…the colors were subtle and perhaps dull. I’ve brightened them up and added some splash!

This brighter palette is how the river looks today on this very hot and sunny summer day.

 

Willamette River 31, Clackamette Park again

Willamette River 30, acrylic on 8x8-inch panel, unframed$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.

Oregon Dunes 5 and 6

© Oregon Dunes 6. Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 9x12-inch canvas panel. Unframed.$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.

© Oregon Dunes 5. Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 9x12-inch canvas panel. Unframed.$50 Purchase via PayPal.  © Oregon Dunes 5. Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 9×12-inch canvas panel. Unframed.

Coastal Drama Cannon Beach

Coastal Drama Cannon Beach 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.

Coastal Drama 3

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.

Canyon Dreams 33

Canyon Dreams 33 © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8x8-inch canvas panel. Unframed. 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.

Valley Storm 7

Oil on 8x8-inch canvas panel framed SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8×8-inch canvas panel.

Oregon’s Willamette Valley provides spectacular skies full of clouds that cast rich shadows on the valley floor.

This original oil painting should be ready to ship by May 5, 2013.

Canyon Dreams 32

Canyon Dreams 32. Oil on 8x8-inch canvas panel; unframed.  © Pam Van Londen 2013. $60 Purchase via Pay Pal. Canyon Dreams 32. Oil on 8×8-inch canvas panel; unframed. © Pam Van Londen 2013.

This original oil painting is on an 8×8-inch canvas panel. It comes framed in black wood.

It refers to some canyon in an unknown location plus I made some of it up. It should be dry enough to ship by May 1, 2013.

Turner, Oregon

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Turner 4, Oil on Clayboard, 8x8 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2012, Turner 4, 8×8 Oil on Clayboard

The view from the farm in Turner is always spectacular! I’ve painted this composition before but I like this version better.

Frazier Wetland

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Frazier Wetland 2, Oil on Clayboard, 8x8  SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Frazier Wetland 2, 8×8 Oil on Clayboard

Last weekend my daughter and I were enjoying the wetlands to paint and do homework. It was peaceful, but hard to paint due to having 2 dogs who want to greet all the passing dogs.

It was a very green day but of course, I like to find the hidden colors to paint.

Willamette River Plein Air

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Willamette River 29.  Oil on 8x8-inch archival Claybord panel, unframed. Purchase frame separately. Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Willamette River 29 Oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel, unframed. Purchase frame separately.

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Willamette River 30, oil on claybord, 7x5 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $35 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Willamette River 30, 7×5 oil on claybord

I enjoyed painting downtown on the waterfront today. Everyone was in a jolly mood while they biked/walked by with their dogs and kids.

Since it was warm outside, I worked in oils. These two should be dry in a week or so.

Nests of Prosperity 9 and 10

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Nest of Prosperity 9, oil on claybord, 8x8 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Nest of Prosperity 9, 8×8 oil on claybord

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Nest of Prosperity 10, oil on claybord, 8x8 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Nest of Prosperity 10, 8×8 oil on claybord

It is that time of year when we want to see things growing, percolating, gestating. Let these nests encourage you to grow and prosper.

Etsy Treasuries for January

Other artisans have listed my work on their Etsy Treasuries this month.

Snow paintings.

© Pam Van Londen 2010, 18th Street Snow 3, acrylic on Claybord, 8x8 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, 18th Street Snow 3, 8×8 acrylic on Claybord

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Snowy Path, acrylic on Claybord, 8x8 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $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.

More Pears

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Pears 2, Acrylic on Clayboard, 8x8, unframed Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Pears 2, 8×8 Acrylic on Clayboard

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Pear 3, Acrylic on Clayboard, 8x8 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Pear 3, 8×8 Acrylic on Clayboard. Unframed.

I’m glad pears last a long time when sitting on the counter. I will keep painting this pair of pears until they are ready to eat.

Pear 1

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Pear 1, Acrylic on Clayboard, 8x8 Chef’s Jubilee Auction © Pam Van Londen 2010, Pear 1, 8×8 Acrylic on Clayboard

One of my friends/clients/art patrons has been looking at pear paintings, which motivated me to finally paint one. I have not painted a pear since I was in collage oh so many years ago.

This one is painted very loosely in acrylic on Claybord. I like painting as messily as possible….so much fun!

Tomorrow’s pear is red. Stay tuned.

Valley Morning 11

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Valley Morning 11, Acrylic on Clayboard, 8x8 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.

December Etsy Treasuries

I have been treasured! Other Etsy artisans have chosen some of my work to show in their special lists of works.
December marks the end of my first 4 years selling work on Etsy.com. In that time I’ve have exhibited in 200 treasuries!

 

 

 

 

 

Etsy Book Bin Holiday window exhibit

© Pam Van Londen 2007 Pismo Beach Garden acrylic on canvas on 24 x 36 x 1.5 canvas Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $450 © Pam Van Londen 2007 Pismo Beach Garden acrylic on canvas on 24 x 36 x 1.5 canvas

As Corvallis residents walk around downtown during their work day or for holiday shopping, please stop and look at the local Etsy.com team’s window exhibit.

We have clothing, jewelry, prints, original visual art, and other hand-crafted goods on display and for sale on line at Etsy.com.

See my two shops:
PamVanLonden.etsy.com
PaintedAbstractions.etsy.com

December Etsy Window Exhibit
December Etsy Window Exhibit
December 2011 Etsy Window Exhibit
Some of my larger works

Valley Morning #10

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Valley Morning 10, Acrylic on Clayboard, 8x8 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 painting was stolen off the doorstep of its new owner when delivered. If you see it online or in person anywhere, please notify me or the local Police. Thank you.

Willamette River commission

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Willamette River 28, acrylic on gallery-edged canvas, 12x12 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.

I’ve painted the edges of the canvas so the image wraps around it, allowing more view from the sides and top and bottom.

Canyon Dreams 31

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Dreams 31, oil on claybord, 8x8  SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Canyon Dreams 31, 8×8 oil on claybord

This painting is very abstracted and was painted without a reference…I just like to feel the brush strokes and don’t think too much about where they go.

Slot Canyon set

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Slot Canyon 1, oil on canvas panel, 8x10 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Slot Canyon 1, 8×10 oil on canvas panel

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Slot Canyon 2, oil on canvas panel, 9x12 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Slot Canyon 2, 9×12 oil on canvas panel

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Slot Canyon 3, oil on canvas panel, 8x10 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Slot Canyon 3, 8×10 oil on canvas panel

What it is about slot canyons that create excite- ment? Perhaps it is the cool air, mystery around the corner, hidden treasures, and potential danger?
These paintings are abstracted and from my imagination. They represent a frontal and/or sky view with a raging river.