Happy Birthday Chef Elena

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, […]

Commission for charity auction

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 […]

Oooh, such a pretty baby!

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 […]

Junior Stars of Basketball

$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: […]

Coast Fun 2 from Taft.

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 […]

Waiting for the Wave

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 […]

Man resting in NYC

$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 […]

Weekly challenge for Oregon Daily Painters

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 […]

Lake Michigan Rower

$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 […]

Diana Sculpture challenge

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 […]

Joy at the beach

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 […]

Mannikins and Wigs

$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 […]

She flies with a ball in her hand

$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 […]

Junior Stars of Basketball
cheers to our health

$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. […]

Portrait of an artist

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 […]

Shadow play

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 […]

This one’s for you, Obama family

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 […]

Husky in Sante Fe

$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 […]

Reuel and his Datsun 240z

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 […]

Different Strokes Alabama Cow

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 […]

Maya and Claire surfing

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 […]

Willamette River again

$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 […]

Cloud Gate and granddaughter

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 […]