6.27.2016

IT'S A PARTY AT PATRICIAN DESIGN!


A REMODELING CELEBRATION

This Friday, July 1st, is the reception at Patrician Design
to celebrate the completion of it's remodeled gallery. 

And lo' and behold, I'm now living in town!

So please come to meet me and see some of my mini
pastel paintings of skies, drinks and cupcakes. There's
also a wonderful assortment of accent furniture, jewelry, 
candles and unique greeting cards.  

The event is at 216 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque,
from 5 to 9 pm. There will be other artists in attendance.

Please contact the gallery at
#1-505-242-7646 for additional information.



6.26.2016

BLUE + SHRUB 2 - 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" PASTEL BY SUSAN RODEN

BLUE + SHRUB 2
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel 
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping

Ominous.

Twisted branches . . . darkened the horizon.

Lightness prevails.



6.20.2016

EVENING - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

EVENING
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$150 + $10 insured shipping

Somber was the night . . . as the sun descended.

Shadows played . . .  while the colors swirled.

Promising . . .  for an eventful evening.

6.17.2016

Finally! Back to life drawing models

FEMALE SKETCH
pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper

 Sure takes a long time to get back on track! 

And I have my studio together for one week now,
as well as been going to life drawing at
New Mexico Art League in Albuquerque. 

They have wonderful models weekly and this one
was done in a three-hours timeframe. 

So great to be back in the game!!!!

6.14.2016

RED HOT -6" x 6" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

RED HOT
6" x 6" pastel*
*no glass nor frame
10" square archival white mat
$150 + $10 insured shipping

As the sun set . . . the sky flashed with colors.

Reds, yellows, oranges  . . .  searing the sky.

Feel the heat . . . 

6.12.2016

WANDERING - pastel by Susan Roden & pickup sticks

WANDERING
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping


Many have wondered where I have been. 
Wandering as the clouds I have gone.

Transitions from one-state-to-another 
and then relocating into a new home. 
I must admit it took much longer than I anticipated,
but I am back!

In the set-up of my studio, I had a bit of an accident
that delayed me even more.
This was nearly a 3 /12' diameter of my pastels - oh no!


6.09.2016

BLUE CLOUDS - pastel by Susan Roden

BLUE CLOUDS

Floating  . . .  in the blue sky,
the white clouds reached to the heavens. 

Resting . . .  in the air
high above the Earth.

At peace . . . may they encase 
your spirit for eternity.

With love Bobby. 
We are missing you greatly . . . 

5.01.2016

SWEET TREATS SOLD - Thanks Tirage Art!!

ZOE'S BLING . . .  OF COLOR
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival mat + gold frame
*Courtesy of Tirage Art
SOLD- PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Somebody has a sweet tooth out there
and I'm ever so grateful!! 
Pictured are 2 of the 3 purchased.

Thank you Tirage Art for always being there 
and slinging my little sweets. If anyone else has
 a craving for cupcakes or donuts, Tirage Art has
 a few left and they have an anniversary sale going on,
 so one could get some little treats at a fantastic price!

Click here to go to the gallery's contact info.


CARUMBA - A CARROT #2
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival mat + gold frame
*Courtesy of Tirage Art
SOLD- PRIVATE COLLECTOR

4.28.2016

SOLD! - PINK DOOR - 4" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

PINK DOOR
4" x 6" pastel
*Courtesy of Patrician Design
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

With many thanks to Patrician Design, this sweet little pastel sketch
 of the Taos Pueblo just went to a new home!




4.14.2016

SHADOWED - 6" x 6" sky pastel by Susan Roden


SHADOWED
6" x 6" pastel*
*no mat nor frame
$95 + $10 insured shipping


The shrubs stood upon the berm.

Upward the darkened branches reached
towards the blue sky.

 Backlit by the pastel colors of the white clouds
and the richness of the blues. 


4.11.2016

A SPOT OF RED - 6" x 6" sky pastel by Susan Roden

A SPOT OF RED*
6" x 6" pastel
*no mat nor frame
$95 + $10 insured shipping

Colorful ribbons and lines criss-crossed
throughout the sky.

As the blues, reds, oranges and purples splashed
across the white masses of clouds. 

Dancing ever so merrily!

4.03.2016

SHIMMER - 6" x 6" sky pastel by Susan Roden

SHIMMER
6" x 6" pastel on paper*
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Walking along the bank . . .  under a canopy of blue sky.

The sun so bright . . .  the clouds so white.

It's a beautiful day!

3.31.2016

BLUE + TREE - 6" x 6" sky pastel by Susan Roden

BLUE + TREE
6" x 6" pastel*
*no mat nor frame
$95 + $10 insured shipping


Behold the beauty . . .  
which captures my attention as gazing upward.

The blues, pinks and purples shimmer in the pastel sky.

The colors are animated and alive . . . 
and dominate the landscape.

3.25.2016

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

REDHEAD
12" x 9" pastel on paper

Well I'm still on the fly with nearly all possessions
in storage. But it is so nice to start getting into
the daily flow of things! 

Above, REDHEAD, is from a life drawing session today. 
Nice to dust the cobwebs off and paint!

3.23.2016

FLY + A SPRUCE - 6" x 6"sky pastel by Susan Roden

FLY + A SPRUCE
6" x 6" pastel


Bright . .  . 

Blue . . . 

and light as a feather, the clouds danced in the sky.

3.20.2016

FLYING . . . IN THE CLOUDS - SOLD!


AND WITH MANY THANKS TO 


So very fortunate in today's world to have gallery 
representation and am very honored to have been 
carried by Tirage Art for over a decade!

With many embracing the world of technology, the brick
and mortar shops have been falling to the wayside. Yet there
is nothing like going in person to view original art. I don't
care how many pixels / per inch a computer screen has, for
it's deceiving to the original scale. A viewer may be impacted
by very small images with great detail, as opposed to a very
large and simplistic rendering. So please remember your
galleries! They are so important to the livelihood of artists
and the gallery owners, as well as promote original art. 

So with humble thanks to Tirage Art, here are pictures of
just a few of their very recent sales.







3.14.2016

ORANGE + BLUE RIBBONS - 5" x 5" pastel by Susan Roden

ORANGE + BLUE RIBBONS*
5" x 5" pastel on paper
*no mat nor frame
$50 + $5 Insured shipping


It has been quite a while, but I have finally returned
to "blogdom"! In the interim, I had moved from sunny 
San Diego to sunny Albuquerque, which is glorious in it's 
own rights. Having lived here nearly two decades ago, it 
feels as if I've returned home. 

I have not settled into permit dwelling, so painting
on the fly. And what would be more apropos than
a colorful, original sky?

The skies in Albuquerque have so much movement, 
particularly during sunny days, which I will
be showing more later.

Please note since I'm in temporary housing, that this
little sweet sky is not framed nor matted, which has 
been reflected in the cost.   

1.23.2016

WEIGHT - 6" x 6" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

WEIGHT
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat, glass + gold frame
$275 + $15 insured shipping


It was a day of confusion . . .  a day of questions.

A day of black moods . . .  a day of hurt feelings. 

But above all . . . there was a burst of hope 
above the clouds.


  

1.01.2016

MEMORIES OF YESTERYEAR

VANISHING
10" x 8" pastel + gold leaf
PRIVATE COLLECTION

The start of a new year stimulates celebrations, 
memories, good wishes and reflections of the past. 

Regardless of one's religion or beliefs, death affects 
all. I'm posting this painting of mine not for it's religious 
view, but because it was created while my father was 
on his deathbed. Mortality begged me to consider my 
views. My father was the first of my parents to die 
and his passing saddened me greatly. 

This new years I face the realization that both of my 
parents, as well as my in-laws who I loved dearly have 
died. So in between the joyous celebrations, please 
take a moment to remember the loved ones that have 
passed and smile.

12.31.2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

TURQUOISE + ORANGE
*Courtesy of Tirage Art
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Chalk up another year . . .  man, they fly bye!

Happy New Year to one and all!
May it bring each and everyone happiness.