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.

6.27.2014

A pastel washes workshop by Susan Roden at the SDMA

IN THE POOL

Still playing away over here with a paintbrush! 
I have been creating sketches with pastel washes.

I know many pastelists create art with undertones 
of washes with acrylics and watercolors. But I have 
been applying water to a cardboard substrate with 
added stroking with the pastel sticks. Sure does
speed up my typical layered process! 

All of this is in preparation for my upcoming 
Second Saturday workshop at the San Diego 
Museum of Art to be held on Saturday, July 12th. 
This is held in conjunction with the Sorolla and America 
exhibit, which I hear is amazing!

To sign up and read more of the workshop, please click here.


6.25.2014

STROLLING - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" seascape pastel by Susan Roden

STROLLING
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$75 + $10 insured priority shipping


I have been much more time hanging out along the beaches
 of San Diego to prepare for my upcoming workshop 
with San Diego Museum of Art. 

Makes me realize how invigorating the sunshine as well 
as the sound of the rolling waves are - I really
do need to get outside more! 

Here's a petite pastel of a father and small son 
strolling along the beach.

6.23.2014

ROLLING BEACH -9" x 7" pastel on cardboard by Susan Roden

ROLLING BEACH
9" x 7" pastel

I've been gearing up to instruct a workshop coordinated 
with the "Sorolla and America" exhibit at San Diego Museum of Art. 

Sorolla was known to grab anything to sketch on a daily basis
and many times it was onto cardboard. So the workshop is creating
seascape sketches with pastel washes onto cardboard. 

Above "ROLLING BEACH" is one completed example. I found 
the substrate suitable with enough texture to grip the pastels, as well 
as being a good mid-tone for an underbase. 

The workshop will be held Saturday, July 12th from 1- 4:30pm.
Click here for additional information and to sign up.


A docent tour is included with the workshop!

6.18.2014

PERCHED - 16" x 8" pastel by Susan Roden

PERCHED
16" x 8" pastel, glass + black frame
$295 + $15 insured priority shipping

Summer time is here and visit regularly the San Diego Zoo. 

Love not only seeing the exotic animals, and foliage,
 but people-watching too!

6.09.2014

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

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


A day of clouds . . .  a day of colors.

A day of wispy breezes . . .  a day of tumbling clouds.

It was a day of smiles!


6.05.2014

Friday is the ending of the show at The Salmagundi Club

HIDDEN BEAUTY
25"h x 15"w pastel 

Hidden Beauty is my second pastel on exhibit 
Annual Members Show at The Salmagundi Club, NY.

Very honored to be a juried member of such an esteem organization!

The exhibit ends Friday, June 6th, so limited time 
to see the show.

6.03.2014

RED ROCK + SHRUBS- 12" x 14" Southwest Landscape by Susan Roden

RED ROCK + SHRUBS
12" x 14" pastel

I'm still lingering in the southwest
and languishing in the glorious colors. 

Reds and greens are so rampant! 


5.31.2014

A WILDERNESS PATH - 8" x 16" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

A WILDERNESS PATH
8"h x 16"w pastel

 Encountered through the years, many who've commented 
that the Southwest landscape was visually dark and brown. 

I find that so amazing for have always found 
between the skies and land the colors rampant and vivid.