9.01.2015

ZIG-ZAGS- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" donut pastel by Susan Roden

ZIG-ZAGS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$150 + $15 insured shipping

Love the title! 
Not only indicating the lines of the drapery, 
but also how I've been feeling lately. 

Pretty hectic around here.

But nothing a good ole' chocolate donut can fix!

8.24.2015

SKETCHING AWAY! by Susan Roden


SKETCH OF CECELIA .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  SKETCH OF ME
charcoal+ pastel

As I had wrote in a previous post, last week the beginning drawing class
had been drawing each other. "SKETCH OF CECELIA" is my class demo
and "SKETCH OF ME" which I did about a year ago, was shown as 
another example.

My . . . I look serious huh?


8.19.2015

A BLUE NIGHT - 6" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

 A BLUE NIGHT
6" x 6" pastel
gold frame + glass
$175 + $15 insured shipping


Blue . . . but intimate.

Goodnight!

8.17.2015

ROLLING BLUES + WAVES - seascape pastel by Susan Roden

ROLLING BLUES + WAVES
6" x 6" pastel 
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$145 + $15 insured shipping 

A heat wave is on a roll!
San Diego has been unbelievable, yet minimal 
in comparison to the rest of the country. 
Unfortunately I had not been able to escape 
to the beach for relief, so doing the next best thing . . . 
dreaming of it! 

8.14.2015

PURPLE YORKIE - 12" x 9" pet pastel sketch by Susan Roden

PURPLE YORKIE
12" x 9" pastel on paper
16" x 13" white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$145 + $20 insured shipping

Perky and lively little Yorkie!

Been so consumed with teaching two classes at UCSD Extension 
this summer. The little Yorkie is an example for my pastel class
to illustrate the use of lines and texture onto black paper.

The students always stimulate my own creativity. 

8.12.2015

PINK + GREEN - 8" x 8" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

PINK + GREEN
8" x 8" pastel on artist panel*
*no glass nor frame
$165 + $15 insured shipping



Electric day . . .  popping colors.

Happy thoughts!

8.06.2015

BYE BYE . . .

DRIPPING
4 1/2" X 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Thank you Cristina!
It was late afternoon and . . .

the sun was blazing . . .
as I withered from the scorch.

The heat parched my mouth . . .
as I walked.

Yet a beauty I behold . . . 
from an illusion that lightened my step.

 The orange clouds appeared to melt before my eyes.

8.04.2015

PURPLE TREETOPS - 8" x 8" pastel by Susan Roden

PURPLE TREETOPS
8" x 8" pastel*
*no frame nor glass
$95 + $10 insured shipping

Simplistic, fauvist and just plain purple!

7.20.2015

AND THE POCKET RIPPED - 6 x 6" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

AND THE POCKET RIPPED
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$155 + $15 insured shipping

Quickly the rays burst . . . as the sun dropped.


Click here to see "INA POCKET" before the sun dropped.

7.15.2015

DREAM AWAY - 6" x 6" pastel sunset by Susan Roden

DREAM AWAY
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$155 + $15 insured shipping

Rush and roll . . . life is a challenge.

Mishaps and pleasures . . .  life is fascinating.

Dreaming . . .  life is a gift!


6.24.2015

IN A POCKET - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

IN A POCKET
6" x 6" pastel
*no glass nor frame
$155 + $15 insured shipping


Caressed by the colorful layers of the night.


5.20.2015

EVENING BLUE RAGE - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

EVENING BLUE RAGE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$85 +$10 insured shipping



The day rolled . . .  at a hectic pace.

Emotions . . .  popping.

A day to remember.


5.18.2015

2 PALMS + GOLD - 30" h x 15"w oil pastel + gold leaf palm trees by Susan Roden

2 PALMS + GOLD
30"h x 15"w oil pastel, tree bark, palm fronds + gold leaf
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Well look it here! 
This is an oil pastel with gold leaf on canvas. I also used real
 palm fronds and tree bark which is adhered to the image. 

A little taste of California for you all!

5.05.2015

SHOOTING RAYS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan Roden

SHOOTING RAYS
 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival mat, glass + black frame
$85 + $5 insured shipping


A glimpse of the sun  . . .  it's going to be a glorious day!

5.01.2015

I'M A LUCKY GAL . . . ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY POP!

SPRING AT THE DEL
10" x 8" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

It's spring at the Del and the Del found a nice home. 

Everything begins to pop and bloom during the spring
months, as with art sales. So fortunate that my art
is traveling to new homes to brighten someone's life.
I believe that is the highest honor of an artist.

Again, many thanks to Tirage Art Gallery for this sale, 
as well as representation and support throughout the years!

4.28.2015

Bye, bye Lake Mead!

LAKE MEAD
8" x 16" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Another pastel traveling on . . .
with many thanks to Tirage Art!

I traveled in memories to Arizona every time
I gazed upon it. Very good times and a beautiful
National Park.

4.26.2015

ONWARD TO A SPECIAL HOME!

AT THE BLUE MESA
11" x 14" pastel on a cradled wooden panel
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Joy! 
. . . when a favorite painting goes to a special home.

Not only do I love the texture that seeps through the image 
from the wood grain, but also this painting was created
during my Artist-In-Residence at the Petrified Forest
National Park. Was such an inspirational time of my life. 

Thank you Jori!


4.22.2015

SUNBURST 1 - 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

SUNBURST 1
 5 1/2" 3 1/2" pastel
10" x 8" white mat, glass + gold frame
$95 + $10 insured shipping

Blossoming friendship is as a burst of rays . . . 

Cherish your newfound and old friends!

4.19.2015

POP! . . . WINDING DOWN THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY SALE

4 GLOBES
14" h x 8"w pastel*
*Courtesy of Tirage Art Gallery

Tirage's 30th anniversary sale has been extended for one
additional week, so still time to acquire incredible deals!

Click onto this link here, or call the gallery
at #626-405-1020.


4.16.2015

ENDING OF 30th ANNIVERSARY SALE at TIRAGE!

MY CUP IS 1/2 FILLED*
11" x 11" pastel, glass and gold frame
*Courtesy of TIRAGE ART
50% SALE

It's been 30 years and Tirage Art Gallery is celebrating with a big bang!

 In a day where brick and mortar establishments are dropping 
left and right, they've held strong. And their commitment to the arts, 
as well as to their artists is a testament to the longevity of the gallery.
I've had representation with them for over 10 years, which has been 
a great honor.  

So for the ending of the 30th anniversary, Tirage is offering a collection 
of 50% discounted original art. This is an incredible savings
to purchase art of some of the most recognized artists of today!

Not only own a framed original, but also help support the artists 
and the gallery.
 Click here to see some of the listings or please call
the gallery at #626-405-1020.