7.13.2017

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

SLIVER OF ORANGE
6" x 6" pastel 
10" x 10" black mat, glass + black frame
$225 + $15 insured shipping


With monsoon season upon us, the sunsets are glorious!

6.19.2017

MT FUJI at the Aux Dog Theatre by Susan Roden

Mt Fuji


Well I sure have been painting! 

Been busy last week and this upcoming week to finish Mt Fuji
on backstage at the Aux Dog Theater in Albuquerque.

I've been set painting with them for the past year on several 
productions. Above is the current production for NUNSENSE 2 
which will open on the 30th of June. 

Will print image of the finished wall before opening or better 
yet, come to the opening if you live in the area!

6.12.2017

ART BLOCK - skyscape from Susan Roden

ART BLOCK #1
3 1/4" x 2 1/8" wood
pastel wash + acrylic

Seems like I'm not productive here, yet part of my time
has been devoted to these little gems. This is one that 
will be traveling to Art-O-Mat, which my art has been 
with them since the beginning of the year. 

If you haven't ever heard of this organization, you must 
check them out! Click on: Art-O-Mat.

It began 20 years ago by an artist Clark Whittington, where 
he refurbished an old cigarette machine for a show of his art.  
Currently the machines are placed all over the States in 
different venues, such as the Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan Hotel, 
Whole Foods, art galleries, etc. It costs exactly $5 and the 
recipient gets an original piece of art.

Now isn't this cool?!!!

6.09.2017

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

SWEEPING 
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white mat, glass + black frame
$150 + $15 insured shipping*
*tax inclusive


Moving Baby! . . . grand display of clouds.

6.05.2017

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

LEAP FROG
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$150 + $15 insured shipping*
*tax inclusive


The clouds today seemed as if they were playing a game . . . 
leap frog! 

SOLD! - Detail of White Sands by Susan Roden

Detail of White Sands 
10" x 10" acrylic painting and white frame
 SOLD  

Onward to a new home!
Many, many thanks.

6.02.2017

Detail of White Sands - 10" x 10" acrylic by Susan Roden

Detail of White Sands
10" x 10" acrylic on canvas
SOLD!

Playing around with acrylics and attempting to achieve
movement of the imagery as with my pastels. It's very 
different layering onto canvas as opposed to sanded paper 
and unsure if I like the effect. But I feel it's so important
to try various materials for growth. 

So have a sunny day and loose yourself in the clouds!

5.30.2017

TRAVELING SKY - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

TRAVELING SKY
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival mat, glass and black frame
$150 + $15 insured shipping


Traveling clouds . . . just like me! 

I've been away for so long and finally back. 
I helped a friend pack up and move her art studio,
which was an unbelievable job. She's all squared away,
so now I can get back to my skies and toys. 


4.29.2017

STOIC - portrait pastel sketch by Susan Roden

STOIC
pastel on paper

Unsure of her story, but love her look!

Some people have such strength in their posture.

4.23.2017

SKETCH OF YOUNG GIRL - 7" x 5" pastel portrait by Susan Roden

SKETCH OF YOUNG GIRL
7" x 5" pastel


Seems as if I have been missing from my blog . . .  sorry.

I have been painting and experimenting and then 
the time just flew away. I have been more diligent in posting
on Instagram, so please follow me there as well to see 
more activity.

Above is a 30 minute sketch from life. 
And I promise more to come!

3.31.2017

PINK + BLUE FACE - pastel portrait by Susan Roden

PINK + BLUE FACE
pastel on paper

Today was Friday, so back to life drawing! 
This was my first sketch and playing with color.


I've been on a mini trip for a few days, so it felt 
so good to return to drawing. 
And nothing like from an actual model!

3.06.2017