7.20.2018

Another SOLD by Tirage Art

LOVELY (Huntington Gardens)
*Courtesy of Tirage Art
SOLD

Here's another pastel that had been sold during
  Tirage Art's Retirement Sale.  So grateful
 for the many years of representation!


7.19.2018

YELLOW - 10" round pastel on wood by Susan Roden

YELLOW
10" round pastel on wood

Wednesday is a day I typically go to life drawing. 
So wonderful to be immersed in the art of painting 
from life! And I enjoy immensely on trying different 
supports and techniques. 

Above, YELLOW, is a sketch completed in 45 minutes. 
This is on a wooden base and executed with underlying 
pastel washes. I've been playing here for am giving a class
in November at Oasis on pastel washes with still lifes.
More about that coming up later!

Below, RED CROSS,  is the warm-up sketch I created 
during the same session. This is the 2nd and the 
wood substrate measures 7" x 4 1/2". This was created
as a preliminary facial study and to see the effectiveness
of washes onto the wood base. 
Really like what I have going on! 

RED CROSS 
7" x 4 1/2" pastel on wood

7.13.2018

PARASOL - 12" x 9" pastel sketch by Susan Roden

PARASOL
12" x 9" pastel on paper

Wednesday was a morning of life drawing . . . 
 so relaxing of a day!

Parasol is one of the 2 sketches I created 
at The Artists Studio in Albuquerque.
And such a great model!

7.12.2018

BUOYANT CLOUDS - 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

BUOYANT CLOUDS
8 1/2" x 11 1/2" pastel
double mat, AR glass + gold frame

'Buoyant Clouds' was accepted into the Land 
of Enchantment Show sponsored by the 
Pastel Society of New Mexico and on view 
at the Community Gallery of Santa Fe. 

All accepted pastel paintings were to depict
New Mexico, so here's my imagery of state's 
vibrant clouds bursting from the landscape.

The exhibit is on view from July 6th to the 25th, 
yet only open to the public till the 16th. So there's 
still 4 more days to see the show!

6.27.2018

LILIES + PADS - Sold! Thank you Tirage Art

LILIES + PADS*
SOLD
* Courtesy of Tirage Art

Discovery of many sales upon arriving at Tirage Art
 last week. Lilies + Pads is one of the sixteen 
pastels that went onto a new home.

Bittersweet to say good-bye as I passed through 
the doors for the last time. The gallery will have
an internet presence, so please continue to follow
online.  


6.22.2018

FLORALS ON WOOD - 10" x 10" pastel on wood panel by Susan Roden

FLORALS ON WOOD
10"x10" pastel / wash on cradled wood panel

Just returned from California for the closing 
of Tirage Art.
Sad . ..  sad . . . sad.

Now working on imagery for an upcoming class 
at OASIS of Albuquerque. This class will be held 
November 12th and 14th. 

FLORALS ON WOOD is a sample illustrating the 
use of base washes onto a wooden substrate. Looser, 
sketchy, and a visual blended appearance. 

6.16.2018

FINAL DAY - 50% sale at Tirage Art Gallery

LINGER*
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" white mat, glass and gold frame
*Courtesy of Tirage Art
Original Price $250 SALE PRICE $125

Today is the final day before the doors shut at Tirage Art 
of Pasadena, CA. I've been with the gallery for over 14 years
 and loved every minute! Honored to be part 
of this esteemed gallery and will miss them greatly!

Still opportunity to purchase original art from national artists 
online or in person. Click here to go online for additional 
information.

RAINY DAY*
11" x 15" pastel on paper
SOLD - *Courtesy of Tirage Art

6.15.2018

1 Day Remaining - SALE!

HIDE-N-SEEK*
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" x 8" white mat, glass + gold frame
SOLD!
*Courtesy of Tirage Art


And the days roll down . . .  now you see them, 
and then you don't.

Please click here with interest of purchasing and / or 
to see remaining art to buy.

6.14.2018

Just 2 days remaining! . . . SALE!

FESTIVE SETTING *
 20" x 16"pastel on paper
24" x 20" white mat, glass + gilded gold frame 
*Courtesy of Tirage Art
Originally $1,300 / Sale price $650

Well just 2 days remaining for Tirage Art gallery's 
50% retirement sale and for the gallery to close.

Above, FESTIVE SETTING, is one of the remaining 
pieces of mine available. With interest, please click here 
to purchase or view remaining art available.


6.11.2018

COUNTDOWN! Sale at Tirage Art

RED, RED, RED TUMBLE*
10" x 8" pastel on paper
framed: 16" x 14"
$500 / Sale price $250
*Courtesy of Tirage Art Gallery

Countdown for the final week at Tirage Art Gallery. 
Click here to go to the gallery's site for additional info
 or purchase.

And the apples are tumbling down!

6.10.2018

1 WEEK REMAINING FOR SALE AT TIRAGE ART

PEEK-A-BOO RED*
pastel on paper
*Courtesy of Tirage Art

Ridiculous sale of 50% off original art at Tirage Art Gallery!

PEEK-A-BOO RED is one of my pastels available. The gallery's
 retirement sale will be ending on June 16th and any remaining 
paintings will then return to original pricing.

Since there is a limited time, I will be posting a few more 
pastels this week included within Tirage's sale. 

With interest, either drop into the gallery at 1 W. California Blvd,
Pasadena, CA or click here to go to their website for an online
directory and / or contact info.

6.07.2018

RODEN'S MORNING OF LIFE DRAWING

Model on 6/6/18
pastel on paper

I really enjoy drawing from life! 

Not only to capture the model's personality 
and demeanor, but also the opportunity for 
me to phase-out life. Amazing how everyday's 
turmoils and chores muddle the brain. 

  

6.05.2018

FIRE + PASSION by Susan Roden on sale at Tirage

FIRE + PASSION* 
pastel on paper
*Courtesy of Tirage Art

The days are drawing near when the doors will close 
at Tirage Art of Pasadena, after 35 years. So honored 
to have been represented by them for over 14years! 

The gallery is having a limited retirement sale, which
includes my pastels. Wonderful time to get original art 
at record-breaking sales. Above pastel, FIRE + PASSION 
is one that is available. Click here to go to Tirage's 
website for contact info. 

Here is one of their recent sales, RAINY EVENING. 

   

5.29.2018

PROFILE OF A MODEL - pastel sketch by Susan Roden

PROFILE OF A MODEL
pastel on paper

Playing some more during a life drawing session. 
Think she has an attitude huh?

5.21.2018

GET YOUR CANDY ON! - pastels by Susan Roden

YORK *
7" x 9" pastel
$350
Sale price $262.50
Contact Tirage Art 
DOTS *
7" x 9" pastel
SOLD 
Courtesy  + Sale by Tirage Art


GET YOUR CANDY ON PEOPLE!

Tirage Art Gallery of Pasadena, CA is closing after 35 years 
and is having a huge sale. Above my pastel, YORK is available
whereas DOTS has been sold.  

What better way to enjoy candy without gaining any weight? 
Go for it you sweet-tooth junkies.

5.18.2018

A BUNCH OF THISTLES - still life by Susan Roden

A BUNCH OF THISTLES 
12"h x 8"w pastel
16" x 12" white mat, glass + black frame
$495 + $20 shipping


Rustic beauty . . . even weeds appear as roses.

5.06.2018

SHADES OF PURPLE - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

SHADES OF PURPLE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white mat, glass + gold frame

Amazing how colors affect one's attitude. 

Purple is a bit somber, huh? 

And this one is going to Patrician Design
 in Albuquerque!

4.29.2018

CLOUD GAZING - 5" x 5" pastel skyscape by Susan Roden

CLOUD GAZING
5" x 5" pastel on sanded paper
8" square white mat, glass + black frame
$155 + $15 insured shipping

Sure has been a lot of rushing around lately. 

So now it's time to take a BIG breath and look up.  

Clouds are so calming!

4.25.2018

AN OLDIE YET FAVORITE PASTEL

HIGHBALL
pastel on paper
Originally $500.00 / Sale Price: $375.00

*On sale at Tirage Art Gallery
Click HERE for contact info and they'll do t
he transaction, wrap, box + ship!

So tedious!
I've been sitting while working on the computer 
and pulling up older images of my pastels. 
Ran across Highball, which always was one of 
my favorites created for a drink series.

And by golly, I sure could use a Highball right now!