11.26.2014

ORANGE BEAUTY - 6" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

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


Spirits lifted . . . as the wind whipped around.

Whirling . . .  the clouds danced merrily.

Colors rampant . . . while twinkling in the evening dusk.

 And the night sang with merriment.

11.21.2014

A DREAMY MORNING - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

A DREAMY MORNING
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $15 insured priority shipping


A day of light . . . with a splash of color.

A day of lightheartedness . . . and a morning of joy.

Color me happy!

11.19.2014

ORANGE + PALMS - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

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


A bit of color and drama . . . from afar.

11.16.2014

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

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


The journey ended here . . . in fields of memories.

Colors rampant . . . memories twirling.

Yet the soul still lingers . . . with love abound.

11.15.2014

OIL PAINTING VENTURE!

KITE BEACH
5" x 5" oil

Well this was sure an exciting adventure!

Was very fortunate to take a 1/2 day class 
with Heather Burton in Maui. If anyone out there 
has followed me, you realize this is quite a step,
 since I'm a devoted pastelist. But hey, I decided 
to step into the wild side.  

So above, "KITE BEACH" is my little attempt 
and below is a pic of Heather and me.

Was such an enjoyable + insightful time Heather - thanks!

psst . . .  I'm going to have to do this again!




11.13.2014

3 CHERRIES - 5" x 5" pastel by Susan Roden

3 CHERRIES
5" x 5" pastel 
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$75 + $5 insured priority shipping



Such a sweet treat! 


But . . . it's even better with 3 of them!


11.12.2014

1 CHERRY - 5" x 5" pastel by Susan Roden

1 CHERRY
5" x 5" pastel
8" square archival mat*
*no glass nor frame
$75 + $5 insured priority shipping


Oops . . .  cherry slipping! 

11.10.2014

2 CHERRIES - 5" x 5" pastel by Susan Roden

2 CHERRIES
5" x 5" pastel
8" x 8" archival white mat*
* no glass nor frame
$75 + $5 insured priority shipping


Just a lush little deal!

psst . . .  have 2 companion pieces coming up too.

11.02.2014

SHEER DOTS - 6" x 6" drink pastel by Susan Roden

SHEER DOTS
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


From the clouds and now to a stiff drink . . . 
martini no less.

Make that with 2 olives please . . . 

Cheers!

10.29.2014

LULL - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan Roden

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


The colors were soothing . . . and quite hypnotic.

Pastel and subtle . . .  calming the nerves.

10.26.2014

SOMBER MIST - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

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


A bit of green . . . 

and a tad of rust . . .

darkened the horizon of the overcast day.

10.24.2014

FLASH ME SOME COLORS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

FLASH ME SOME COLORS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Splash of blue . . . 

twirl of pink . . . 

and drip of green.

10.20.2014

AFTERNOON GLANCE- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

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


Peaceful, yes? 

A quick glance out my window as I paint away. 

Pretty quiet over here, but I assure you 
that I've been very busy. Custom pieces tend
to capture undivided attention. 

But now I'm back with my head in the clouds.

10.08.2014

2 BUTTERFLIES - 10" x 8" figurative mixed media by Susan Roden

2 BUTTERFLIES
10" x 8" mixed media
glass + white frame

Now here is an androgynous individual
with somewhat of an attitude. 

And some days one needs an attitude.

10.03.2014

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

SPLIT
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat
museum glass + black frame
$150 + $10 insured priority shipping

Bold and bright . . . the colors raced.

Unified . . . as a vibrant mass. 

Yet a chasm developed and all was split.


9.23.2014

AND THE CLOUDS DANCED - 6" X6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

AND THE CLOUDS DANCED
6" x 6" pastel

A day of passing . . . of a life so dear. 

A sad and broken heart . . .  
lightened from the lifetime of memories. 

Kiss the clouds . . .  and embrace the knowledge
that you are now at peace. 

Love you Mom

9.22.2014

APPLE 'TINI- 14" x 11" still life pastel by Susan Roden

APPLE 'TINI
14" x 11" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR*
*courtesy of Tirage Art

Someone else out there sure enjoy their drinks!

This little baby is going to a wonderful home.
Thank You Tirage Art

9.15.2014

24 HOURS- 12" x 9" still life pastel + silver leaf by Susan Roden

24 HOURS
12" x 9" pastel + silver leaf
glass + silver frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR*
*Commissioned through Patrician Design

Can hear you out there saying"24 hours??"

Well apparently airline pilots have a rule that they can not 
consume alcohol within 24 hours to lift-off.

See . . .  you learn something every single day!



9.11.2014

COW / LIZARD + BUGS - multimedia by Susan Roden

COW / LIZARD + BUGS
Courtesy of Ray Street Custom Framing + Gallery


And what have I been up to?

Acrylic paint, toys and bugs!

Saturday the 13th, is the opening reception  of "ROBINSON + RODEN"
at Ray Street Custom Framing + Gallery in San Diego and concurrent 
with Ray-at-Night, North Park's monthly art walk. 

Above, COW/ LIZARD + BUGS, is a multimedia piece I created 
for this exhibition. Originally the little critter was made for my 
Tiny Toyland awhile back, so decided to take the little guy and create 
a little scene within a plexiglass box that hangs on the wall. Below
is a detail view of the little guy and the bugs.

Pretty cool huh?