4.16.2014

MARILYN + THE DEL - pastel by Susan Roden

MARILYN + THE DEL
sold - private collector

Iconic . . .  no other words for the little lady.

Time has rolled on yet she is still as popular as ever. 
One of my dearest friends loves Marilyn
and so I was commissioned to create a likeness. 

It has been over 50 years since the filming
of "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn and Tony Curtis. 
The film was shot in Coronado which is a peninsula of San Diego
and considered one of the finest films ever produced. 

Click here to read The Del's historical account of the filming.

And thank you so much Alex!

4.13.2014

GLOWING + TRACKS - 6" x 6" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

GLOWING + TRACKS
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured shipping

Blowing out the weekend . . . with frivolity and friends.

Of indelible shared experiences . . . creating eternal memories. 

Forever fortunate!


4.09.2014

WHERE'S THE MOUNTAIN? - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

WHERE'S THE MOUNTAIN? 
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured priority shipping

Overload . . .  with fluffy clouds.

Massive . . .  is the blue sky. 

Rampant colors . . .  creating patterns. 

But where is the mountain? 

4.06.2014

RED POSEYS + PRADO - 10" x 8" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

RED POSEYS + PRADO
10" h x 8" w pastel
glass + gold frame
$395 + $20 insured shipping

Well the BIG Bash was to begin next year for a full year,
for Balboa Park's centennial celebration. 
Seemed so very organized, with a formal committee and all.

Then . . . . the "s - - hit the fan", as many would say.

The committee disbanded with a couple millions spent 
and nothing to show for it, except large salaries
for the officers. 

Now the city is scrambling to come together, 
urging for "volunteers" and get the party back on track. 

My pastel, "Red Poseys + Prado" reflects on a 
sunnier day at the park.

Oh . . .  and if you want to volunteer, here's a link for you.

4.02.2014

ROLLING PINKS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

ROLLING PINKS
 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel

8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping

Playing with my favorite subject matter - clouds! 
And the sky is jam-packed with them
after this morning's rainfall.

Tomorrow I will be giving a demonstration 
at the Foothills Art Association in La Mesa. 
And you guessed it - clouds! 

I will be demonstrating in how-to create layers and depth 
with small skyscapes. 

3.30.2014

THE WALL - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

THE WALL
4 1/2" 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$150 + 15 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive

Stumbling blocks, with not a thing going right.

So step back, for there will always be some beauty
in the scheme of things . . . 
and tomorrow is a brand new day!

3.26.2014

PURPLE MIST + ORANGE - 4 1/2" x4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

PURPLE MIST + ORANGE
 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A shining sun peering through . . . shades of lights and darks.

Yet at times . . . darkness and gloom dominates the sky. 

And all is masked by a swirling mist.


3.24.2014

SHADES + LAYERS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel skyscape by Susan Roden

SHADES + LAYERS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping - tax inclusive


A day of many colors . . . and emotions.

Darks and lights . . .  twists and curves. 

Highs and lows . . .  energy abound.

3.20.2014

BITTERSWEET MEMORIES

PINK FLASH
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Inconceivable was the thought of yesterday . . .
that today would ever come.

The days vanished in a flash . . .
with your laugh and wonderful humor.

Missed, loved and resting in peace. 

3.16.2014

IT'S A PARTY! - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" cupcake pastel by Susan Roden

IT'S A PARTY!
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping - tax inclusive

Nothing like decadent cupcakes to bring out the party animal!

3.12.2014

BURN - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

BURN
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive

 

Heat . . .  yet no fire. 

Conflicts . . . with compromises.

Tomorrow . .  . a new day.

3.09.2014

ARIZON COUNTRYSIDE - 11" x 14" southwest pastel landscape by Susan Roden

ARIZONA COUNTRYSIDE
11"h x 14" w pastel
glass + gold frame
$550 + $25 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive


I'm itching for summer with the time change and more daylight!

So how about some Arizona Countryside for dreaming?

3.05.2014

TWISTS + TWIRLS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

TWISTS + TWIRLS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive


The clouds danced and swirled . . . 
 as whirling dervishes throughout the blue sky.

Playfully they embraced the mountain range . . .
in windy gusts.

It truly is a day to play!


SOLD - "COLORS OF DUSK" pastel sunset by SAusan Roden

COLORS OF DUSK
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Onward to a new home and with many thanks to the new collector!

3.03.2014

JUST A SLICE - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

JUST A SLICE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive



Richness . . .  of values.

Saturation . . .  of colors.

Candy for the eyes!







2.28.2014

YELLOW CURB + SHADOWS - 12" x 12" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

YELLOW CURB + SHADOWS 
12" x 12" pastel
glass + gold frame
$700 + $25 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive

The sun was brazen . . . 
while the shadows danced so merrily.

2.26.2014

SOLD "A FINAL EMBRACE" - 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

A FINAL EMBRACE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + gold frame
Sold - Private Collector

This painting was created in remembrance for a dear friend 
that passed away. Bittersweet memories of time gone bye.

Now I just discovered this petite pastel found a new home!
 May the new owner relive her own fond memories 
upon viewing "A Final Embrace".

Thank you Patrician Design!

2.24.2014

COLORS OF DUSK- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

COLORS OF DUSK
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Colors . . . burst throughout the sky.

A visual crescendo . . .  of colliding colors.

Throwing off an electric charge.

2.20.2014

AND THE NIGHT BEGUN - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

AND THE NIGHT BEGUN
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Hesitant . . . yet with lust.

Emotions . . . with desires.

Passion . . . with heat. 

2.16.2014

PINK, A BOUQUET + GREEN APPLES - 13" x 10" pastel still life by Susan Roden

PINK, A BOUQUET + GREEN APPLES
13" x 10" pastel
glass + gold frame
$550 + $25 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive

Feeling in the pink?

Add a little green and have a springtime image. 

Will it ever come?