12.07.2016

SHADES OF DARK - 5" x 5" sky pastel by Susan Roden

SHADES OF DARK
5" x 5" pastel
8" square archival mat, glass + black frame
$175 + $15 insured shipping

Steps of the journey . . . winds along the darken path.

Twisted from the early onset . . . yet determined now.

A glorious ending in site.

12.05.2016

RED DROP - 5" x 5" sky pastel by Susan Roden

RED DROP 
5" x 5" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$175 + $15 insured shipping 


Blazing . . .  was the sky.
as the reds shot through the night.

Yet tender was the touch . . . as the passion rose.

11.30.2016

A SLICE OF THE NIGHT - 8" x 5" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

A SLICE OF THE NIGHT
8" x 5" pastel 
10" x 8" archival white mat, glass + gold frame
$275 + $15 insured shipping


The chill settled in the air . . .  as the wind blew.

Gone was the sun . . .  as the darkened clouds appeared.

And night was here.




11.26.2016

TIME FOR SLEEP traveling to new home!

TIME FOR SLEEP
4 1/2 " x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival mat, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

With the holidays fast approaching, we do have 
to find some time to take a breathe, relax and sleep.

Cozy up in your home and happy holidays!

11.24.2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ONE AND ALL!

THE GLORIOUS CLOUD
17" x 13" pastel
21" x 17" archival white mat, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR


May your day be filled with love, family, 
friends and rejoice with a humble thanks to all.

11.12.2016

SUN DROPPING - 6" x 6" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

SUN DROPPING*
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat, glass + gold frame
*Courtesy of Tirage Art Gallery

Brightly the moon glowed . . . high in the sky.

Illuminating the sky . . . as all snuggled in their beds.

An evening of beauty for all to behold.


10.27.2016

SHADED AFTERNOON - 8 3/4" X 5 1/4" LANDSCAPE PASTEL BY SUSAN RODEN

SHADED AFTERNOON
8 3/4" x 5 1/4" pastel

A quiet, lazy day by oneself.

Nestled beneath the tree . . . to escape.

Listening . . . to the murmur of the pond.

At peace.

10.22.2016

STROLL - 5" x 6 1/2" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

STROLL
 5" x 6 1/2" pastel

The spring day has past . . . yet memories remain.

Blue was the sky . . . as the white clouds danced.

10.11.2016

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

GREEN MIST
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white mat, glass + black frame
$150 + $10 insured shipping


Dreamy was the day . . . as the rain fell in the distance.

And a fine mist . . . touched the skin.

Ever so light.



10.09.2016

10.05.2016

THE RIDGE - pastel landscape by Susan Roden

THE RIDGE
5"h x 6"w
pastel

Standing atop . . . the ridge so high.

Yet beneath . . . the swirling white clouds,
I gazed at the surrounding beauty.

9.26.2016

9.19.2016

Classes on a roll!

Students work


Last Saturday I held a class at the Fuller Lodge Art Center 
in Los Alamos. So fortunate for the opportunity and that 
I had a wonderful group! 

We covered pastel gestural washes of landscapes and then
took one of the two created and begun a pastel painting.
I'm always personally inspired after teaching and amazed
of the variety and imagination. 

I'll be teaching another class at Fuller Lodge Art Center 
on October 22nd on pastel portraits, so please
come and join me!

9.07.2016

CLOUDS- 10" x 14" southwest pastel landscape by Susan Roden

CLOUDS
10" x 14" pastel
17 1/2" x 21" gold frame with museum glass
$800

Honored to write that as a Distinguished & Signature Member 
of the Pastel Society of New Mexico, I will be exhibiting
CLOUDS at the Museum of Heritage and Arts!

The opening reception is October 1st from 2 to 4pm 
251 Main Street SE, Los Lunas, NM 87031

The show will remain up through the month of October. 

8.29.2016

WORKSHOPS AT FULLER LODGE ART CENTER by Susan Roden

ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS!


I'm very honored Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos is sponsoring
my 3 one-day pastel workshops for their Fall Semester. 
They are as follows:

Saturday, September 10th - Miniature Pastel Skies

Saturday, September 17th - Gestural Pastel landscapes with Washes  

Saturday, October 22nd - Portraiture in Pastels

The classes are limited to 10 people, so space is limited. 
Read more and sign - up at: 

http://fullerlodgeartcenter.com/classes.shtml 

Hope to see you there!!!!


8.24.2016

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

PURPLE TURMOIL
6" x 4" pastel + acrylic
Gifted to Magpie Springs, Australia for a cancer benefit

Well here you get to peek at me as well as my petite piece!

Very honored to be part of this international, invitational 
exhibit to be held at Magpie Springs, Australia.

Proceeds will benefit a cancer charity. And soon there will be
an online site so anyone can bid on the art.

Some amazing pieces and such a worthy cause!


8.16.2016

RUSHING - 6" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

RUSHING 
6" x 6" pastel*
*no glass nor frame
10" x 10" white mat
$100 + $10 insured shipping


Blue skies enveloped the sky . . . 
while the drops drizzled downward.

Misty was the afternoon.

8.06.2016

SKETCH OF A GIRL - Figurative pastel by Susan Roden

SKETCH OF A GIRL
pastel

It has been so inspiring to have time now 
to go life drawing!!! Found myself in the same groove,
as far as my application of pastels. 

And then I thought, wait . . . let's play!

Nothing like lines and color for a dash of va-voom!

7.31.2016

PURPLE WISPS - 6" x 4" acrylic + pastels on wood by Susan Roden

PURPLE WISPS 
6" x 4" acrylic + pastels on wood
$65 + $7 insured shipping


Complimentary colors do pop . . .
enjoy the purples and yellows as they dash 
across the sky!