3.06.2017

3.01.2017

GLIMMER + GREEN - 10" x 10" pastel landscape by Susan E Roden

GLIMMER + GREEN
10" x 10" pastel

Well here's a finished and larger rendition of "Study" that 
I did not too long ago. Attempting to retain the spontaneity 
and movement that I achieve with my smaller pieces.  

Will be posting some sunsets that I just completed in the 
upcoming week, so stay posted! 

2.24.2017

FEATHER HAT - 12" x 9" pastel figurative sketch by Susan E. Roden

FEATHER HAT
12 x 9" pastel sketch on paper

The return of the pink hair - she's such a lovely model!

Today she wore a retro' black hat with feathers . . .  
jetting with style.

2.14.2017

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

STUDY
6" x 6" pastel on paper

Out of the heads and back onto the greenery! 

Taking a stroll at a  quaint corner of the overgrown Bosque.

This little one is a study and currently recreating it larger
in my studio. Attempting to keep the looseness of the 
pastel strokes. 

2.05.2017

RED HAIR - 12" x 9" portrait pastel sketch by Susan Roden

RED HAIR 
12"h x 9"w pastel

Quick and sketchy . . . with splashes
of red, turquoise and orange. 

Drawing from life forces quick and spontaneous lines!

2.03.2017

PENSIVE - 12" x 9" pastel portrait sketch by Susan Roden

PENSIVE
12"x 9" pastel on paper

Relishing on going drawing today!
 Above is my second piece from last week's effort. 

Below is another I did awhile back. Different
substrates as well as colors really affect the outcome.
And I devoted more time to this, so really was
able to punch up the colors!  


1.29.2017

BARS- 6" x 11" sky pastel by Susan Roden

BARS
6"h x 11"w pastel


Imprisoned . . .  enveloped by the mass.

Colors screaming . . .  blasts of orange and browns.

Slits of blue . . .  hope.

1.24.2017

Sketch of BLAST - 6" x 6" sky pastel by Susan Roden

Sketch of BLAST
6" x 6" pastel

A new year and analyzing a new direction . . .   

For so long I've been creating my little skies, but now 
am attempting to push it along after reflecting on my 
body of art.

As one can tell, I love color! 

And who doesn't if one plays with pastels? 
But I notice I have a constant palette of bold and contrasting
 colors, that typically are blue in hue with an occasional 
red as above. So now it's time to take a step in an opposite
direction. 

So bear with me please, and let's see where this all goes. 


1.21.2017

A Day of unrest in America

RED HOT
6" x 6" pastel skyscape

With fascination and sadness, I'm watching the news 
unfold and feel my painting RED HOT exemplifies 
the state of affairs of today.

Democracy is a wonderful thing that allows us 
as individuals to have a voice in our Country, yet 
it is truly a sad time. 

Avoid bloodshed . . .  unify.

1.20.2017

PURPLE TURMOIL - 6" x 4" sky acrylic + pastel by Susan Roden- Sold

PURPLE TURMOIL
6"h x 4"w acrylic + pastel


Pleased to announce that Purple Turmoil was purchased
with a portion of proceeds to benefit cancer research!

With many thanks to Artist, Avril Thomas, the International
Exhibit "A SMALL WORLD" was held at Magpie Springs Gallery, 
South Australia.  It was a great endeavor not only in compiling artists
from all over the world, but also in facilitating the auction, press 
and website. 

It has been a great honor to be included and thank you
to Elizabeth Ports of South Australia for purchasing
PURPLE TURMOIL!

1.14.2017

BLUE - 6" x 6" sky pastel by Susan Roden

BLUE
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" mat and frame
$175 + $15 insured shipping


Past the dark days with an upswing to brighter days. 

Nice with strips of blue peeking through! 

1.09.2017

DARK DAY - 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

DARK DAY
8 1/2" h x 10 1/2" w
pastel

The sky has been very somber of late
and such a contrast to the start of a new year. 

So breathe and dig deep for the beauty.


12.27.2016

A PASTEL SKY - 5" x 5" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

A PASTEL SKY
5" x 5" pastel
8" square mat, glass + frame
$160 + $15 insured shipping


Barren land . . . yet glorious skies. 

Pink, blue, and turquoise . . .  dot the sky.

Softness to the air.

12.19.2016

SILENCE - 5" x 5" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

SILENCE
5" x 5" pastel
12" square glass + gold frame
$200 + $15 insured shipping

Serene was the place I searched . . . away from all. 

And a place to be thankful.

12.13.2016

A QUIET PLACE - 5" x 5" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

A QUIET PLACE 
5" x 5" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$175 + $15 insured shipping


On an afternoon day . . . under a sleeping sun.

Taking a walk . . .  down a well-worn path. 

Water so blue . . . meandering on it's course. 

At peace with the world and oneself.