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!


4.24.2018

FURIOUS WAS THE DARK - SOLD! and onto new home

FURIOUS WAS THE DARK
pastel
6" x 6"

This dark petite pastel is also onward to a new home
and again, with many thanks to Tirage Art for the sale.


4.23.2018

SOLD! - Many Thanks to Tirage Art

SUN DROPPING
pastel 
6" x 6" square 
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

SUN DROPPING has gone onward to a new home.
Gratitude to Tirage Art for the sale. 

Now is the time to invest in original art. After 35 years
Tirage Art Gallery of Pasadena, CA is closing their 
doors. Original art by many national artists is now 
on sale for 25% discount. Click here to see what's available
to build your art collection.

4.22.2018

RED SKETCH - pastel on paper by Susan Roden

RED SKETCH 
pastel on paper

This was a day of playing with color! 

As I drew from life I focused on the application of a 
different color palette than I typically use and also
strayed away from creating a figurative-accurate image.

Do you play? 

4.17.2018

WOMEN IN HATS EXHIBIT opening May 4th

WOMEN IN HATS 

STRAW HAT                         A JAUNTY POSE
pastel sketches on paper

Working on my little ladies for the upcoming show,
WOMEN IN HATS.

So funny that the title has changed several times. Today
it's Women In Hats yet I've also labeled it Many Hats 
Women Wear and Many Hats Worn.

Hmmm . . . wonder what it will be on opening night?
Come and see!

4.14.2018

WOMEN IN HATS - Upcoming Show at Patrician Design by Susan Roden

WOMEN IN HATS
PILL BOX + TULLE                  LILY + POSEYS
pastel sketches on paper

I've been missing once again, but assure all of you 
that I've truly been busy. 

Above are 2 pastels that will be included in the upcoming
exhibit at Patrician Design. My show is focused upon female
 portraiture and epitomizes their unique characters and moods.

The show opens May 4th. More to come!

3.29.2018

ROLLING + MOVING CLOUDS - 6" x 6" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

ROLLING + MOVING CLOUDS
6" x 6" pastel 
10" square archival white mat, glass and gold frame
$195 + $15 insured shipping


This pastel truly depicts my emotions lately . . .
rolling with peaks and valleys. 

Isn't it amazing when one is affected by the weather, 
daily mishaps and unexpected joys?

How's your day going?

3.27.2018

FINAL WEEK FOR THE SHOW

SUNS + SHADOWS    SHADOWED POSEYS
18" x 12" pastel                 12" x 9" pastel

This is the final week to see my two still lifes in the Pastel
 Society of New Mexico 26th Annual Pastel Painting 
Exhibition.  The exhibit is at Sorrel Sky Gallery, 
125 W. Palace Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A wonderful and colorful exhibit that I'm honored 
to be included!

3.23.2018

AN EVENING OF BLUES - 5.25" x 5" pastel sunset by Susan Roden

AN EVENING OF BLUES
5 1/4" h x 5" w pastel
10" square archival mat, glass and gold scroll frame
$195 + $15 insured shipping


A morning of promise . . . with the sun shining.

Slowly the day progressed . . .  encountering

tribulations with each step.

Tomorrow.

3.19.2018

SLIVER OF ORANGE 2 - 6" x 6" pastel sunset by Susan Roden

SLIVER OF ORANGE 2
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" archival mat, glass + gold frame
$195 + $15 insured shipping


The glimmer of orange as the sun dropped,
reflected a special evening to come! 

3.16.2018

PINK CASCADE OF CLOUDS - SOLD!

PINK CASCADE OF CLOUDS 
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR


With many thanks to Patrician Design of Albuquerque, 
my Pink Cascade of Clouds has been sold and onward 
to a new home! 

Do hope it brightens the new owner's life with joy.
Many thanks . . . . 

3.15.2018

2 GIRLS WITH HATS -4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastels by Susan Roden


PETITE STUDIES OF COLOR
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel portraits 

I've been focusing much lately on portraiture and color. 
And fortunately, when working in pastels, color is so accessible!

Enjoying the boldness, looseness and asymmetrical positioning 
of the figures.  

3.13.2018

SKETCH of a CLASSICAL PORTRAIT by Susan Roden

BLUE + ORANGE STUDY
11"h x 8 1/2" w pastel

Amazed how time flies! 
Is this happening to anyone else out there?

And have been plugging away over here, yet quiet
 as a mouse. Realized I've overlooked posting 
on my blog, but hopefully some of you have been
following me on Instagram. 

 I've been doing quite a bit of portraiture from life 
as well as studio studies. 
Above was from life.

12.27.2017

ABIQUI - landscape pastel by Susan Roden

ABIQUI
5"h x 6 1/4" w pastel
Double White Mat, AR glass + Brown Frame
$175 + $10 insured shipping (tax inclusive)


May the New Year bring hope, peace and love to all!

11.24.2017

SOLD - RED TURBAN by Susan Roden

RED TURBAN
pastel on paper

With many thanks to Patrician Design in Albuquerque, 
the Red Turban has gone onto a new home!

Excited that I will have an upcoming show next year at 
Patrician Design on figurative art. More details will 
be forthcoming in time.

Happy holidays to all!