7.24.2016

WANDERING PINKS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

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

Distant were the mountains . . . as shadows 
along the horizon.

Blue was the sky . . . radiating from the heavens.

And the clouds were soft . . . racing with the wind.





7.17.2016

ZOE'S BLING 2 - 6" x 6" pastel cupcake art by Susan Roden

ZOE'S BLING 2
6" x 6" pastel*
10" square white mat
*no glass nor frame
$150 + $10 insured shipping


And . . . here's another sweet treat! 

The recreated background art was by Zoe,
an original Kids Korner participant.  Even though
she is not exactly a little kid any longer, this was 
just too cute not to paint.

Again, a reminder with any sale, the "Kid" gets
a commission check for use of their image. 

Here's a bit about Zoe from a couple of years ago:


7.15.2016

DANCING GIRLS - 6" x 6" cupcake pastel by Susan Roden

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


Well here's a Kids Korner Art!

It's been awhile for my little kiddos have nearly grown up.
But just love the background drawing, which was created
a couple years ago from Zahra. 

A little reminder is that the Kiddo (Zahra) will get 
a commission check for use of her image that I recreated.
So these kids are making some $!!

Here's an older image of Zahra and a bit of info about her.

7.11.2016

PINWHEELS OF CLOUDS - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

PINWHEEL OF CLOUDS
6" x 6" pastel
10" square white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$150 + $15 insured shipping



Round and round they flew . . . as the spirals 
raced throughout the sky.

Puffs of white . . . powdered the vibrant blues.

A sunny, happy day!

7.07.2016

PAST THE TREES - 6" x 6" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

PAST THE TREES
6" x 6" pastel*
*no glass nor frame
10" square mat
$150 + $10 insured shipping


Dreamy and swaying . . . the colorful clouds moved.

Airy and light . . .  softly they flew.

Hypnotic and calming. 

7.06.2016

RAINY EVENING - 8" x 12" pastel landscape by Susan E. Roden

RAINY EVENING
8" x 12" pastel

Hard to believe this is from a trip to Maui 
nearly 2 1/2 years ago!
So beautiful .  .  . the sun was beginning
 to break through the clouds and rain.

Memories . . . 

7.04.2016

RED WAS THE NIGHT - mixed media by Susan E. Roden

RED WAS THE NIGHT
Mixed media -Found objects + acrylic paint

Celebrate freedom on the 4th!

Enjoy your holiday with peace.

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.