9.02.2014

DOTS . . . 7" x 9" still life pastel by Susan Roden

DOTS . . .
7" x 9" pastel
11 1/2" x 13 1/2" white archival mat, glass + gold frame
 $350 + $20 insured shipping

I'm posting this once again and with many thanks to Tirage Art,
since they are the keeper of my candy.

I've been very quiet in my corner for have been absorbed
with a couple of commissions. Keeping my energy 
up by popping candy! 

Woe is the life of an artist, huh?

8.27.2014

A BLAST OF PINK - 4 1/2" x4 1/2" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

 A BLAST OF PINK
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, museum glass + black frame
$150 + $10 insured priority shipping


Energy . . .  bursting throughout the air.

Electricity . . . with colors flashing.

Excitement . . .  for a fresh new day.

Eeeeeeeeee! ! ! ! ! !


8.25.2014

ROLLING REDS- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

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


Red . . . blast . . . heat!

Ending of summer sure gets unbearable.

8.23.2014

LOST IN THE CLOUDS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" landscape pastel By Susan Roden

LOST IN THE CLOUDS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, museum glass + black frame
 $150 + $15 insured priority shipping

Rush, rush, rush . . . racing throughout the hours.
Added with a lot of commotion and movement.

Colorful people encountered . . .  all on their own paths.
Each clipping at a fast pace too.

United yet divided . . . with individual journeys.

Such stories to tell!

8.20.2014

WASH OVER ME - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

WASH OVER ME
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, museum glass + black frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping

Stifling and oppressant  . . .
the days have been. 

With the sun baking all in it's path.

And today . . . 
the air is thick with moisture.

Anticipation . . . of drops so fresh and wet,
to fall upon my face. 

Relief!


8.17.2014

CATALINA - 10" x 14" seascape pastel by Susan Roden

CATALINA
10" x 14" pastel
16" x 20" gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR


With the hustle-bustle of life, time slips away so quickly. 

The last few years with a hectic schedule of creating art
and making a living, that time has evaporated in a puff!

Where did it go?

After vacationing a couple of times at the island, I had created "Catalina"
when time was more abundant. Still one of my favorite landscapes!


So relaxing and enjoyable . . .  
I really need to stop for a minute here.

8.14.2014

PURPLE + GREEN- 10" x 8" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

PURPLE + GREEN 
10" x 8" pastel*
*no glass nor frame
$195 + $15 insured priority shipping


As the sun shone the colors popped.

Purple were the brazen trees  . . . 
luscious lime green were the shrubs. 

Vivacious and alive was the day!

8.10.2014

LAYERS UPON LAYERS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel - SOLD / PRIVATE COLLECTOR

LAYERS UPON LAYERS
 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, museum glass + black frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

And . . .  the petite sky pastel is off to a wonderful home!

Thank you . . . .

8.04.2014

POPPING SKY - 6" x 6" pastel on wood by Susan Roden

POPPING COLORS
6" x 6" pastel
*no glass nor frame
$65 + $5 insured priority shipping

Wow-za!

Playing around with substrates, complimentary colors
and simplicity to show a student.

This little popping pastel is created on a wood panel.

7.30.2014

WHITE CHOCOLATE! - 6" x 4" cupcake pastel by Susan Roden

WHITE CHOCOLATE!
6" x 4" pastel
10" x 8" archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$115 + $10 insured priority shipping


We're now into the middle of the summer 
with a heat wave running rampant. 

- Okey, I can hear you out there now, 
"What a heat wave in San Diego!"-

Everyone knows San Diego has constant, beautiful weather 
and we're always whining. But hey, 81 degrees along the coast
 is a heat wave to us. So the way I handle the heat, is to sit back
 and enjoy a cupcake. 

Now that I have frosting all over my face, who has time
to paint? 

So enjoy a petite, yummy from the past!

7.27.2014

WHAM! 2 JELLIES - once again by Susan Roden

WHAM! 2 JELLIES
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, museum glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


An oldie but favorite and incidentally wonderful ammunition
 in the Donut War with Kelley MacDonald
And the Contessa is superb with jellies.

Such a fun time and wondering what that girl is up to? 
Click here to see.

7.24.2014

STAR + REECES*
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $10 insured priority shipping

Nothing like a vanilla bean frap' from Starbucks
 to liven up the mid-day slump!
And the Reeces peanut butter mini-cupcake
went done in one gulp.

7.21.2014

CLOAK OF THE CLOUDS - 6" x 6" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

CLOAK OF THE CLOUDS
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured priority shipping

The pinks, blues and oranges . . . 
created patterns in the sky.

Swift and bold the colors traveled at a swift pace . . .
while embracing the fluffs of white.

A coat of many colors. 

7.16.2014

KISS OF THE CLOUDS - 6" x 6" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

KISS OF THE CLOUDS
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured priority shipping


As I gazed the clouds twirled . . .
and they danced around and around.

The sun shone . . . 
and iridescent they glowed.

Happiness . . . 
as the clouds kissed my face! 


7.15.2014

ORANGE GLIMMER - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

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


Decided to run an older, yet favorite pastel
for the colors are just glorious. 

Hope each and everyone of you so these colors
 in the evening to spice up your life!

7.09.2014

A PASTEL EVENING - 6" x 6" seascape pastel by Susan Roden

A PASTEL EVENING
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured shipping

A pleasant day of delightful friends and fun . . . 
as the time slipped ever so quickly by.

The night approached bringing forth a subtle glow . . . 
as the pastel colors shimmered.  

The waves slapped ever so softly . . . 
while rolling in and out to the abyss of the sea.

Memorable.

7.06.2014

SUMMER PASTEL CLASSES!

PINK FIELDS
12" x 9" pastel on canvas panel
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

I'm teaching "Introduction to Pastels" once again 
at UCSD Extension this summer and will be covering 
a whole array of techniques from washes, to layering 
and strokes and in various genres. "PINK FIELDS" was 
the demo piece in illustrating washes on textured panels
 in an impressionistic style. 

So if you want to learn more on this medium, as well 
as have a barrel of fun, please click here to read more 
and sign up.




7.03.2014

DEL'S SHORELINE - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel sold by TIRAGE GALLERY

DEL'S SHORELINE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
SOLD- PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Coronado beach is considered one of the top ten
and just steps away fro the Hotel Del. 
A wonderful destination for July 4th!

And I am so appreciative for representation 
and sales by Tirage Art

Thank you!

7.02.2014

A TOUCH OF RED - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

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


The white clouds bounced throughout 
the blue sky as a darkness rolled in.

Amidst the overcast a flash of red
brightened the day. 

Energy . . . 

6.29.2014

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

TRANQUIL MOUNTAIN
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
 $75 + $5 insured  priority shipping

Calming . . . 

peaceful . . . 

oh so happy day!

And the colors are resting on the mountain.