SOLD © 2013 Pam Van Londen. Salsa 11. Oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord. framed in black lacquered wood.
Colorful pepper paintings are back by popular demand! This eleventh painting depicts three sweet peppers on my favorite blue plate. This one is available at Etsy, Fine Art America (prints, too!), and Daily Paintworks. You can see it in person at the Mod Pod later this month.
My Food on the Table series of paintings have been invited into Lake Oswego’s
50th annual Festival of the Arts, scheduled for June 21, 22 & 23, 2013 at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, George Rogers Park and Marylhurst University, Oregon.
I’ll be showing these new paintings as well as
other available paintings in the series. Two paintings sold on Jun 21! SOLD! Salsa 10. © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8×8-inch claybord. Hot Cafe on Shiny Gift Bag © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8×8-inch claybord. Hot Tea on Shiny Gift Bag. © Pam Van Londen 2013. Oil on 8×8-inch claybord. SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Nest of Prosperity 12, 8×8 oil on claybord
When it not quite close enough to pay day, I paint a nest of prosperity to symbolize my wealth.
Cover of the Dec 2012 Journal
This painting and my biography appear on the cover of the December of
ImagiNews, the journal for Imagery International. $50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Pears 2, 8×8 Acrylic on Clayboard 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.
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.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Stacked Bowls with Peach, 8×8 oil on claybord
For last week’s
Daily Paintworks Balance Challenge, I picked three of my colorful bowls and added a peach, to match the bottom plate.
Then I added the customary purple background, to match the rest of the
Food on the Table series of still life paintings I’ve been adding to for 5 years.
I got to hang out with lots of fun Datsun lovers this weekend at the Datsun Driving Canby Fun event. I was there selling paintings of cars and landscapes.
Send me your car portrait with other loved ones and I’ll paint you a piece for your office wall.
I made these quick watercolor sketches on location.
See my other car portraits. $64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Midnight Z, 8×8 $64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Spoiler Z, 8×8
I’ve painted a couple of car portraits to show at the
Driving Canby Fun event on June 11. We’ll be camping and shaking hands with car fans from all over Oregon and Washington. SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Hot Cocoa with Shiny Giftbag, 8×8 oil on claybord
I’ve painted this one to meet the
Daily Paintworks challenge. I’ve used my usual loose style in oil on Claybord.
It’s hard to get the really saturated colors present on the shiny purple giftbag…it reflects a lot of permanent rose but purple diazinon does not dry shiny…it dries flat, so perhaps later I’ll add a shiny varnish.
Yes, I drank the cocoa. Mmmmm.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Salsa 9, 8×8 oil on clayboard
Here’s another pepper to go with the series of 3. One is sold and I might paint more, depending on how long the peppers stay fresh-looking.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Salsa 7, 8×8 oil on clayboard SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Salsa 8, 8×8 oil on clayboard
Get them while they’re hot! Salsa paintings make great gifts. I’ve painted peppers 8 times now and really enjoy the color scheme.
These are part of my Food on the Table series. I have blue plates and red tables, so they reflect my personal kitchen.
If you have a favorite food that you’d like to grace your kitchen or dining room, let me know and I’ll cook ’em up for you (in paint, of course; I’m not much of a cook).
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Watermelon and Fork, 8×8 oil on claybord
This month’s Painting Challenge is a typical August still life…a picnic with watermelon.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Denise’s Strawberries, 8×8 oil on claybord
It is a joy to sit outside and paint with your girlfriends. Nobody judges and we enjoy catching up on family happenings.
Denise and her husband have quite a garden in the middle of town, along with chickens and dogs.
The strawberries are excellent to eat and brightly colored for painting.
$50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Portland Rose Festival Float, Oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel, unframed.
Years ago I photographed some water floats waiting for a Portland Rose Festival race. I’m finally getting around to working on some paintings from the references.
This is a close up of a larger photo offered in the May 2010 Monthly Painting Challenge. Join in and show us your ideas! SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Hollyhocks 1, 8×8 oil on claybord
Hollyhocks are one of my favorite flowers. They are found in the south leaning against stucco homes and wooden fences.
We have them here, too, but they are often double-headed and less delicate.
When the sun shines through the petals the color is quite bright. $64 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Inspiration Lily Pad, 8×8 oil on clayboard
Painted for the
Inspiration All Around Us painting challenge facilitated by Dana Marie Gallery, Corvallis, Oregon. SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Flowerpot Around the Corner, 8x8x1 on oil on clayboard
I think this is my quickest painting yet (just an hour). I’m working on loose brush strokes and exaggerated color.
I just downloaded 64 photos from my phone which were mostly gardens around my neighborhood. Corvallis is sure a pretty place to live!
Donated to the
Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir annual fundraiser. $64 © Pam Van Londen 2009, Orange Cactus Blossom, 8x8x1 on acrylic on gessobord
Here is another painting from Lucy’s garden, down the street from me. Lucy has passed away, but her memory lives on her her succulent/palm garden, which I get to watch grow every day.
This cactus blooms every spring, in these bright orange blossoms. When they drop off, red bulbs are left, which I think eventually turn into new branches.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Ceder Waxwing 1, 8x8x1 on oil on gessobord
One of my favorite birds is the ceder wax wing, for it’s subtle color changes.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Crows in the Rain, 8x8x1 on oil on claybord
This quick oil stick sketch has a bit of scraffito.
When I’m waiting for Maya to get out of rehearsal, I often paint in the car/RV with iridescent oil sticks, which have little fumes and make little mess. The results are a rough-looking composition with a shimmer.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Rose of Pink 2, 8x8x1 on oil on gessobord
Mark Allison handed off this rose to paint last week and I’ve been struggling to get it right for days. This rendition is fine though I was going for something more subtle. I’ll keep trying.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Nest of Prosperity 1, 8x8x1 on oil on claybord
To counteract my feelings about the state of the economy, I’ve painted a birds nest full of eggs, which symbolizes rebirth, renewal, and prosperity.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Hibiscus 1, 8x8x1 on oil on claybord
Even though Corvallis is not in the tropics, we sometimes can grow tropical flowers like Hibiscus. Makes me feel like I’m on an island.
I’ve mentioned before how difficult it is for me to paint flowers and have them look delicate and relaxed like they are. I’ll be practicing a lot this season to meet that goal.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Calla Liliess 1, 12x12x1.5 on acrylic
Corvallis is full of lovely gardens and even the smallest space can yield simple beauty. I watch every morning on my way to work in the spring for these magenta calla lilies to pop up. They are spectacular in the morning sun.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Rose of Pink, 8x8x1 on oil on clayboard
During one of my walks around the neighborhood, I spotted this lovely pink rose. Who know the name of it?
Send me a request for a flower portrait.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Cupcakes 1, 8x8x1 on oil on claybord
Happy Birthday Different Strokes from Different Folks project…way to go Karin Jurick!
We’ve completed the 26th project and I’ve sold 6 of them. Wee Hee! $100 © Pam Van Londen 2008 White Pumpkins 12x12x1 in acrylic on canvas
I’ve been added to another Etsy.com Treasury! This one highlights
Etsy supports self-representing artisans. Try it for the holidays. SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Yellow and Pink Violets, 8x8x1 on oil on claybord
Since acquiring a camera phone, I have snapped thousands of pics in my daily walks to work, the store, and around the neighborhood.
These violets were found at Fred Meyer.
$350 © Pam Van Londen 2009, Kim’s Bouquet 1, 24x18x1.5 acrylic on gallery edged canvas
Thank you, Kim, for the wonderful bouquet. Maya is enjoying it as much as I am.
I had to paint it, of course. Here is the first of several I have planned.
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2009, Daffodils and Ribbon, 8x8x1 on oil on claybord
Last spring I took a picture of these daffodils and ribbon on a blue paper with writing. The textures it created were appealing. I used scraffito on this claybord surface to suggest the writing and stamp image.
I will be experimenting with scraffito more this summer.