3.29.2015

TURMOIL I - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

TURMOIL I
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping



Spring cleaning!

This is a dramatic little one from some time ago,
that needs to find a sweet home. 

So now I'm including the glass and frame
at no extra charge!

Surprise! 
More spring deals coming up . . . 

3.24.2015

Pastel Workshop at SDMA with SUSAN RODEN!


FLORAL WORKSHOP
Study + gestural drawing of Sunflowers

Well I sure have been missing lately and this is one
of the reasons.

Have been preparing for the Second Saturday pastel
workshop, to be held at San Diego Museum of Fine Art 
on April 11th.  Feel so very fortunate especially since this
is concurrent with "Art Alive". This is a wonderful
event in it's 34th year, that utilizes florals to interpret
works of art.

The workshop will cover gestural drawing and creating
a floral pastel from life. Above is a sample.
For additional information or to sign up, please click here.

3.11.2015

BOUQUET - 8' x 8" still life pastel by Susan Roden

BOUQUET
8" x 8"pastel
12" x 12" archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$295.00 + $20 insured shipping

Amazing how a simple bouquet of flowers can perk up one's spirit!



3.04.2015

SPLASH! SUNSET - 6" x 6" sky pastel by Susan Roden

SPLASH! SUNSET
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured shipping


The evening dropped . . . with no warning.

With a zing!

The colors . . .  blazing through the sky.


2.23.2015

PATCH OF SILVER LINING - sky pastel by Susan Roden - SOLD!

PATCH (POCKETS) OF SILVER LINING
41/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

With so many thanks to Patrician Design for the sale! 

Thank you for so many years of continual representation 
and support.

2.22.2015

DARK WAS THE DAY - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

DARK WAS THE NIGHT
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$150 - tax and shipping inclusive

Rain rain go away . . . 

Come again another day . . .

And many thanks for DPW selecting this as one 
of their daily picks of the day!

2.18.2015

PURPLE SHADOWS YELLOW SUNS - 8" x 8" still life pastel by Susan Roden

PURPLE SHADOWS YELLOW SUNS
8" x 8" pastel
12" x 12" archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$255 + $25 insured shipping


Skipping to a still life that I started last night and finished
today. Even though it's a bit moody -which certainly 
matches how I have been feeling - love the shadows!  

It was the most enjoyable evening with friends, music and art! 
Love our intimate Tuesday get-togethers which always
makes my spirits soar. 


2.16.2015

AND THE WIND BLEW - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

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


Whirling and twirling . . .  the clouds raced.

Felt the nip in the air . . .  while the gusts blew.

Colors ablaze . . .  as I gazed upward. 

And ever so thankful to be alive!

2.11.2015

STROLL - 8" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

STROLL
8"x 6" pastel
museum glass + gold frame
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A jaunt on a sunny day at the Huntington Gardens.


Last night I joined a few close friends to draw, 
sip wine, listen to music and wonderful companionship. 

One could not ask for anything more . . .  thanks!

2.09.2015

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

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

The day was slipping away . . . with a somber sky.

With so much yet to do . . . yet the purples rolled in.

Where did the day go?

2.05.2015

WISPY EVENING SUNSET - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

WISPY EVENING SUNSET
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat
PRIVATE COLLECTOR 


When the day becomes trying . . .  

and tasks unbearable . . . .

stop and gaze above. 

Nature will sweep you away.

Happy travels and well wishes Marji!

2.03.2015

EBB OF LIFE - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel seascape by Susan Roden

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




As I stood the colors transfixed me, with the multitude
 of shades covering the spectrum.

Roaring, the waves flowed with great speed.

Quickly they rolled in . . . and then rolled away.

Just as life . . . which is ever so precious.


1.26.2015

A PINK KISS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

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

The clouds flowed throughout the pale blue sky.

Lush and wispy . . . 

dancing and swaying . . .

the streaming colors were a sight to behold.  


1.20.2015

BLUE + SHRUB - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

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


Branches clustered together . . . creating a jumbled mass.

The thorns jutted . . . out through the bent, intertwined crooks.

All dotted the horizon . . . with a brilliant blue back drop.

The contrast of life. 




1.18.2015

BRINK OF SUNSET - 6 " x 6" seascape pastel by Susan Roden

BRINK OF SUNSET
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured shipping

Blue with tinges of pink  . . . splashed throughout sky.

The boats swayed . . .  to the rhythm of the sea. 

All was calm as darkness approached.

Serenity!

1.15.2015

SOLD- SHADES + LAYERS and ORANGE GLIMMER - pastel skyscapes by Susan Roden

SHADES + LAYERS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel 
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

So sweet to see these petite pastels fly to a new home!  
And will make such a nice little grouping.

Thank you so very much Nancy 
for your support of my art!

ORANGE GLIMMER
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

1.13.2015

SOLD - HAPPY, HAPPY! and BOSTON CREAM cupcake pastels by Susan Roden

HAPPY, HAPPY!
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Sweet Treats!

These two little creamy delights are adorning 
someone's petite wall collection.

A third cupcake had been purchased a year ago 
and the owner decided she needed a grouping. 

Thank you Kathy!

BOSTON CREAM
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR



1.12.2015

SOLD - 3 BUTTERFLIES by Susan Roden

3 BUTTERFLIES
8" x 8" mixed media + acrylic
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

And away the butterflies flew . . . 

Thank you Studio Maureen for the sale!!

1.08.2015

LAYERS OF THE NIGHT - pastel by Susan Roden

LAYERS OF THE NIGHT
4" x 6" pastel
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Many days and years had passed . . . 
and so the evening came.

Heavy was the heart to say good-bye . . .
while the tears and sadness embraced.

The emotions rolled . . . 
as she bid farewell.

God speed . . .





12.29.2014

OVERCAST DAY - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

OVERCAST DAY
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $15 insured priority shipping


Off in a distant the mountain stood proud . . .
peaking above the trees, buildings and streets. 

And the clouds hung heavy . . .
caressing the scene. 

Moisture palpable . . .
tickling the senses. 

Rain . . .