1.30.2011

WAVES?
6" x 6" pastel
6" square gold leaf frame
$295 + $15 insured priority shipping


I spied these two little girls one day at the beach...

giggling, dashing and scampering after the waves. 

Racing back and forth, the game wore on...

and then sadly, the waves were gone.

1.26.2011

SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEETIE


Nothing like a sweet for your sweetie!

Some of my little morsels are airborne for Albuquerque
and just in time for Valentines.

If you live in Albuquerque, stop by Patrician Design 
at 216 Gold Avenue and tell Patti I said "Hi!" 

And for the rest of you that don't live nearby, 
give them a ring at #505-242-7646 to place your order. 

Cupcake time!

ROUND... AND... ROUND... WE... GO!

SWIRLS + WHIRLS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


Icing...

Whirling...

Twirling...

Sticky... 

Licking...

YUM! 

1.23.2011

SPRING IN THE AIR


FLOWERS + BLACK
7"h x 5"w pastel
black with gold frame + glass

Another beautiful day with the sun bursting in blue skies.
(sorry for all of you on the East Coast)

So how about a simple vase with posies
to jump start spring? 

1.20.2011

LAYERS OF LIFE

DEPTHS
6" x 6" pastel
gold leaf frame
$295 + $15 insured priority shipping 




A question was posed 

How well do you know?

Much is never as it seems...

Delve into the extensive layers, the pastel
highlights and the deep shadows. 

Life....



1.18.2011

LIFE

STRUGGLE
pastel + gold leaf

SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Perils of life rocks deep the soul.

Yet "Now I'm alive and well..."

(Succinctly stated on I'm Alive by 
Kenny Chesney & Dave Matthews)

1.16.2011

PASSIONATE FOR MY PARAMOUR

SWEET FLOWER POWER
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR


Round, round, round the whipped sweetness spiraled

atop the moist, dark chocolate goodness. 

With a puff of white frosting silently tucked in the center. 

Sinful....




1.13.2011

GETTING MY DUCKS IN A ROW

Detail of SKETCH OF ZOE
14"h x 11"w
pastel
 I am honored that Saturday, the 15th I will be giving a 
demonstration at Clairemont Art Guild in San Diego. 

Frequently I am requested by different art organizations, 
but this is my first to Clairemont. After researching, am
delighted to see they have been in existence since 1954 
and associated with Mesa College Art Department. 

Above - Sketch of Zoe - is one of the two paintings which 
I will further develop in my demonstration to illustrate use 
of soft pastels. The second is a further progressed seascape, 
thus individuals can see my distinctive process in it's stages. 

I personally feel art guilds are such a wonderful opportunity 
for individual growth, companionship and participation in
 a community, so am thankful for the invitation to share my art!  

1.12.2011

LUSH + RED

CACOPHONY + THE CHERRY
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Loud and screaming the colors blared...

  a visual assault of reds, greens, blues and golds!

As I plucked the red cherry and licked the lush, 
pink frosting the colors became subdued.

1.11.2011

JOY, JOY TO THE CUPCAKES!

216 GOLD AVE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102

Patti Harrell Hoech - who I adore! - is the owner of Patrician Design 
in Albuquerque. The eclectic boutique houses original fine art, unique 
gifts and home decor. 

Patti is also an award winning Interior Designer who maintains the 
blog Patti Says...   January 9th she posted a piece titled 
which she mentions my cupcakes :

 "So we have joined the ranks with our indulgent collection 
of confections by Susan Roden who renders these delicate 
temptations in soft, swirling pastels beautiful enough to eat, 
offering the viewer an escape into amorous indulgence." 

Is that cool, or what?  
 Cheers to the cupcake - thank you Patti!

1.10.2011

A TART, A TREAT

SWEET + SOUR
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTION 

A sweet treat with a splash of tartness. 

Makes the day go round.

TOUCHED BY A CRABB

REACHING COAST-TO-COAST

Blogging has really enlightened and broaden my life. I have 
met a while back Kristeena Crabb, a mixed media collage artist 
who lives in Delaware. Isn't it amazing how far and wide 
one can reach without packing a suitcase? 


On an added note, Kristeena featured my little morsel (center),
  Drizzles on her blog. Painting is such a solitary endeavor, 
so it's very enlightening to see what others see in my art.  

Quite a honor!
 Check her out at: http://kristeenacrabb.blogspot.com/

1.08.2011

GOOD MORNING TO ONE AND ALL

DRIZZLES
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


Nothing like starting the day with a luscious, 
huge cupcake and a good cup of coffee.
(By the way.... where is the Contessa?)

A crisscross of vanilla and chocolate
drizzles atop swirled pink frosting.

Good morning to one and all!


1.05.2011

MEMORIES AND FAVORITES

DIGNITY
pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

After the holidays, I begun to reminisce of people from my past. 

  Reflecting, I realize that life experiences have 
enriched me greatly in so many ways. 

Dignity is not only of a friend I lost touch with, 
but also a personal, favorite painting that went to another home.

Fond memories.... gone but not forgotten.

1.03.2011

SIN + PLEASURE

SHAMELESS PLEASURE
6" x 6" pastel
glass + gold leaf frame
$295 *(shipping + taxes inclusive)


What's a little temptation? 

J.. E.. L.. L..Y   D.. O.. N.. U..T!

1.01.2011

STACCATO & BRILLIANT

BLAST
5 1/4 x 5 1/4 pastel
8"square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame

The rays blared in brilliant flashes.

Staccato, loud and grand... the illusion 
sparked similarity to a horn's blasts.

A grand way to herald in the new year!