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! 

7.29.2016

GLOWING PURPLE SKY - 4" x 6" acrylic + pastel by Susan Roden

GLOWING PURPLE SKY
4" x 6" acrylic + pastel sky on wood
$65 + $7 insured shipping


Playing around as I gaze upward . . . 
the sky is the limit huh?

Attempting to achieve simplicity coupled 
with movement and texture.

7.26.2016

PURPLE MOUNTAINS - 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" pastel + acrylic landscape by Susan Roden

PURPLE MOUNTAINS
3 1/4" x 2 1/4" pastel + acrylic on wood

Nothing like a mini! 

Been playing over here, but of course 
with my clouds. Amazing the texture one can
achieve from wood and acrylics. 

And even though this is petite, I sure feel
the movement of the clouds . . . 
a beautiful day!

7.24.2016

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

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

Distant were the mountains . . . as shadows 
along the horizon.

Blue was the sky . . . radiating from the heavens.

And the clouds were soft . . . racing with the wind.





7.17.2016

ZOE'S BLING 2 - 6" x 6" pastel cupcake art by Susan Roden

ZOE'S BLING 2
6" x 6" pastel*
10" square white mat
*no glass nor frame
$150 + $10 insured shipping


And . . . here's another sweet treat! 

The recreated background art was by Zoe,
an original Kids Korner participant.  Even though
she is not exactly a little kid any longer, this was 
just too cute not to paint.

Again, a reminder with any sale, the "Kid" gets
a commission check for use of their image. 

Here's a bit about Zoe from a couple of years ago:


7.15.2016

DANCING GIRLS - 6" x 6" cupcake pastel by Susan Roden

DANCING GIRLS
6" x 6" pastel*
10" square white mat
*no glass nor frame
$150 + $10 insured shipping


Well here's a Kids Korner Art!

It's been awhile for my little kiddos have nearly grown up.
But just love the background drawing, which was created
a couple years ago from Zahra. 

A little reminder is that the Kiddo (Zahra) will get 
a commission check for use of her image that I recreated.
So these kids are making some $!!

Here's an older image of Zahra and a bit of info about her.

7.11.2016

PINWHEELS OF CLOUDS - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

PINWHEEL OF CLOUDS
6" x 6" pastel
10" square white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$150 + $15 insured shipping



Round and round they flew . . . as the spirals 
raced throughout the sky.

Puffs of white . . . powdered the vibrant blues.

A sunny, happy day!

7.07.2016

PAST THE TREES - 6" x 6" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

PAST THE TREES
6" x 6" pastel*
*no glass nor frame
10" square mat
$150 + $10 insured shipping


Dreamy and swaying . . . the colorful clouds moved.

Airy and light . . .  softly they flew.

Hypnotic and calming. 

7.06.2016

RAINY EVENING - 8" x 12" pastel landscape by Susan E. Roden

RAINY EVENING
8" x 12" pastel

Hard to believe this is from a trip to Maui 
nearly 2 1/2 years ago!
So beautiful .  .  . the sun was beginning
 to break through the clouds and rain.

Memories . . . 

7.04.2016

RED WAS THE NIGHT - mixed media by Susan E. Roden

RED WAS THE NIGHT
Mixed media -Found objects + acrylic paint

Celebrate freedom on the 4th!

Enjoy your holiday with peace.

6.27.2016

IT'S A PARTY AT PATRICIAN DESIGN!


A REMODELING CELEBRATION

This Friday, July 1st, is the reception at Patrician Design
to celebrate the completion of it's remodeled gallery. 

And lo' and behold, I'm now living in town!

So please come to meet me and see some of my mini
pastel paintings of skies, drinks and cupcakes. There's
also a wonderful assortment of accent furniture, jewelry, 
candles and unique greeting cards.  

The event is at 216 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque,
from 5 to 9 pm. There will be other artists in attendance.

Please contact the gallery at
#1-505-242-7646 for additional information.



6.26.2016

BLUE + SHRUB 2 - 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" PASTEL BY SUSAN RODEN

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

Ominous.

Twisted branches . . . darkened the horizon.

Lightness prevails.