9.15.2014

24 HOURS- 12" x 9" still life pastel + silver leaf by Susan Roden

24 HOURS
12" x 9" pastel + silver leaf
glass + silver frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR*
*Commissioned through Patrician Design

Can hear you out there saying"24 hours??"

Well apparently airline pilots have a rule that they can not 
consume alcohol within 24 hours to lift-off.

See . . .  you learn something every single day!



9.11.2014

COW / LIZARD + BUGS - multimedia by Susan Roden

COW / LIZARD + BUGS
Courtesy of Ray Street Custom Framing + Gallery


And what have I been up to?

Acrylic paint, toys and bugs!

Saturday the 13th, is the opening reception  of "ROBINSON + RODEN"
at Ray Street Custom Framing + Gallery in San Diego and concurrent 
with Ray-at-Night, North Park's monthly art walk. 

Above, COW/ LIZARD + BUGS, is a multimedia piece I created 
for this exhibition. Originally the little critter was made for my 
Tiny Toyland awhile back, so decided to take the little guy and create 
a little scene within a plexiglass box that hangs on the wall. Below
is a detail view of the little guy and the bugs.

Pretty cool huh?  


9.09.2014

BULLS EYE- 5" x 5" still life pastel by Susan Roden

BULLS EYE
5" x 5" pastel
museum glass + gold frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping



And it's a lazy kind of day that calls for 4 olives!

9.07.2014

JUST ONE SHOT - 5" x 5" still life pastel by Susan Roden

JUST ONE SHOT
5" x 5" pastel
museum glass + gold frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping


So where did all that candy take me?

To drinking! 

9.04.2014

YORK- 7" x 9" still life pastel by Susan Roden

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

Munch . . . munch . . . munch!

Gum balls and peppermint patties  . . . yum!

Again, thank you to Tirage Gallery, keeper of my art, 
whom oversees my petite pastels as I slave away
over a couple of commissions!

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!