12.30.2013

PREVAIL- 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

PREVAIL
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive


Day-by-day the pressures built with obstacles 
left and right.

The weight was hindering at times.

Astonished of human strength for perseverance prevailed.

12.26.2013

GLOW + SWIRL - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

GLOW + SWIRL
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Hustle and bustle was the day . . . 
with wrapping, bows and boxes strewn about. 

With family, friends and loved ones . . .  
so near and dear.

And quiet is the night as the day draws to an end. 

Much to be thankful for!

12.25.2013

GOLD BALLS + WHITE CHRISTMAS- 14" x 17" pastel by Susan Roden

GOLD BALLS + WHITE CHRISTMAS
11"h x 14"w pastel
14"h x 17"w ornate gold frame + glass
$650 + $25 priority shipping
Festive and fun! 

Isn't this Christmas spirit or what?


12.21.2013

PEEK-A-BOO RED - 10" x 8" still life pastel by Susan Roden

PEEK-A-BOO RED
10"h x 8"w
glass + 16"h x 14"w gold frame
$495- shipping + tax inclusive*
*Courtesy of Tirage Art Gallery


The season is in a full-blown roll! 
At every glance one sees people acing in their cars, 
talking on phones and buying, buying, buying. 

What a mad race . . . 
so time to sit back, and have a strawberry treat. 
And savor the moment for it comes only once. 

Happy Season to one and all!

12.17.2013

HIGHBALL - 14" x 11" still life pastel by Susan Roden

HIGHBALL*
14" x 11" pastel
17" x 14" glass + gold frame
$495 - tax shipping inclusive
*Courtesy of Tirage Art


Cocktails, cheers and holidays . . .  kind of goes all together huh? 

I'm being festive here, so throwing in the shipping and the tax,
for a fortunate shopper (please don't tell Tirage).

12.14.2013

APPLE 'TINI- 14" x 11" still life pastel by Susan Roden

APPLE 'TINI
14" x 11" pastel
17" x 14" glass + gold leaf frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A ho, ho, ho and a happy holidays! 
And nothing like a little cheer to make your shopping festivities easier.

APPLE 'TINI is part of a drink series that I created a while back, 
but so appropos for the holidays. So for the holidays 
- do you think I have been drinking? -  
I'm throwing in free shipping and tax. 

Psst . . . . please don't tell Tirage

12.10.2013

ROLL WITH ME- 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

ROLL WITH ME
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame - tax inclusive
$175 + $10 insured shipping

Crisp was the air . . . 
that chilled the day.

With gusts of wind . . . 
rolling throughout the sky.

As the tufts of naked branches . . .
swayed with rhythm.


12.09.2013

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

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

Around and around . . . the day goes.

Topsy turvy . . . the clouds swirl.

And tumbling  . . .  the ground rolls.

Catch your breathe . . . 
and smile!

12.04.2013

ELECTRIC NIGHT - 6" x 6" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

ELECTRIC NIGHT
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" white archival mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured shipping - tax inclusive

Zigging and zagging . . . 
raced the electrifying currents.

While the vibrant energy pulsed . . .
in the hot night. 

What will morning be like?

12.02.2013

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

ANOTHER ORANGE NIGHT
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping - tax inclusive


All things must come to an end . . . 

12.01.2013

A GREEN NIGHT - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

A GREEN NIGHT
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping - tax inclusive


Colors everywhere . . .  with racing thoughts.

Electrifying . . . harness the energy.

11.28.2013

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 shipping - tax inclusive

 

Sweet treats for the holiday! 

 While giving thanks today, reminiscent of sweet memories 
of the Donut War with the brilliant Contessa, Kelley MacDonald.
Good times, great laughs and superb art!

As I count my blessings, a happy Thanksgiving to all.

11.25.2013

WHISPERED INTO THE NIGHT - 8" x 8" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

WHISPERED INTO THE NIGHT
8" x 8" pastel
12" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $20 insured priority shipping-tax inclusive

Muted and pastel were the colors . . .
as the flimsy and hazy rays danced throughout the sky.

Slowly the afternoon . . . slipped into evening. 

Whispered . . . and a good night.

11.24.2013

AS TEMPERS FLARE - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

AS TEMPERS FLARE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel 
SOLD / PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Vehemently the words flew out . . . 
swirling around in the dark, yet bright sky.

Stinging as colliding . . . 
and unable to retract.

Power of the word.



11.22.2013

HOLIDAY SALON RECEPTION at Tirage Art Gallery on Saturday

THE ULTIMATE GIFT
8"h x 5"w pastel
11 1/2" h x 8 1/2" ornate scrolled gold frame
$275*
Courtesy of Tirage Gallery
Through Paypal click the button for $275 + $15 insured shipping

'Tis the Season!


Saturday, the 23rd is the Holiday Salon reception 
at Tirage Art Gallery from 2 - 5pm in Pasadena. 
Unfortunately I am unable to attend, but my art is there.

This is the perfect event to jump-start on your holiday 
shopping with little treasures of art for your loved ones! 

Art may also be purchased via website or phone, 
so click here to view more.


11.20.2013

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

A PATH
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Worn by previous foot steps . . . the path I followed.

On ancient grounds of souls from the past.

Enraptured by the surroundings, 
with skies so blue with colorful traveling clouds.

11.18.2013

CONFLICT WITH ABANDONMENT - *" x 8" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

CONFLICT WITH ABANDONMENT
 8" x 8" pastel
14" x 14" black mat*
*no glass nor frame
$425 - shipping + tax inclusive for limited time

Stumble and trip . . . 
with a piercing sharpness at every turned corner. 

Trying times  . . . 
abound in one's daily life.

Stop . . . 
and take a deep breath while counting your blessings.

How fortunate!

11.16.2013

SUNSET SWIRL - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

SUNSET SWIRL 
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Colors popped with a quick glance at the darken sky . . . 
as the swirling, twirling, darkened clouds danced.

Revel in the moment for time flits by ever so quickly.


11.12.2013

GOLDEN RAYS - 6" x 6" sunset pastel by Susan Roden - SOLD

GOLDEN RAYS
6" x 6" pastel
SOLD - Private Collector

Returning from my trip to Albuquerque and excited to get back 
to my easel. But while there, had an opening at Patrician Design,
where GOLDEN RAYS was sold. The gallery has stood by me 
since the mid-90's and I just love the shop! 

If you had never visited Albuquerque or missed
a previous peek of the gallery, here's a teaser till 
I return home and download newer images.

Thank you so much for a wonderful time Patti!




11.10.2013

kitty- 5" x 5" acrylic cat painting by Susan Roden

kitty
5" x 5" acrylic on wooden cradle board
$75 + $10 insured priority shipping


This little sweet kitty is now on display at Patrician Design!
Click here to see more of the gallery.

A DAY OF CUPCAKES, DRINKS + PASTELS AT PATRICIAN DESIGN!

PATRICIAN DESIGN
216 Gold Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 
505-242-7646

Today I'm demonstrating at Patrician Design! 
Such an eclectic and fun store. 

So support the arts and have a drink.
I will be here from 9 to 4 and hope to see you!

11.07.2013

PATCHES OF SILVER LINING - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

PATCHES (POCKETS) OF SILVER LINING
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR 

Blue skies and wonderful white clouds . . . 
epitomizes the Land of Enchantment.

At this moment I'm in Santa Fe and mesmerized
with the colors of the sky, clouds and pueblos.
Beauty! 

11.03.2013

SNOW CLOUDS AT RIDGECREST CIRCLE - 20" x 16" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

SNOW CLOUDS AT RIDGECREST CIRCLE
20" x 16" pastel
27" x 23" glass +  gold / black frame

And where am I going?

A road trip to Arizona and New Mexico!

I just love the "earthiness" of the buildings and landscapes 
of the Southwest. Brings one home with Nature.

10.27.2013

A FINAL EMBRACE - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

 A FINAL EMBRACE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, museum glass + gold frame
Sold - private collector

Pictured is one of my past, but much loved sunsets
which is titled in remembrance of a departed dear friend. 
Since it's still within my collection, I will be taking it 
to Patrician Design, unless purchased beforehand. 

And I'm so excited for this road trip! 

Not only will I be having a day-long demo at Patrician 
Design on Sunday, November 10th, but also will be giving a demo 
at the Albuquerque Museum of Art for the Pastel Society 
of New Mexico, on Saturday, the 9th. 

And above all, will be spending some time with my 
daughter and son and their families! 

10.23.2013

EVENING BLUE RAGE - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

EVENING BLUE RAGE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame

A day of small setbacks.

Sigh . . .  carry on. 

Sigh . . .  carry on.

Sigh . . .  carry on. 

Emotions are rolling by night. 

10.21.2013

LAYER UPON LAYERS - 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

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

And they're off!

The above pastel and the three below are now at Studio Maureen, 
an eclectic and fun shop in South Park of San Diego. 

Click here to learn more of the shop.



10.19.2013

BABY, BABY. . . . BOSTON CREME cupcake pastel by Susan Roden

BABY, BABY . . . BOSTON CREME
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Nothing like a treat to start off your day!

Go Boston Creme!

10.16.2013

MARILYN MONROE COCKTAIL - 9" x 12" drink pastel by Susan Roden

MARILYN MONROE COCKTAIL
9"h x 12" w pastel, glass + gold frame
$395 + $20 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive

Go figure that someone as iconic as Marilyn Monroe
would have a cocktail named after her. 

Know the ingredients?

10.15.2013

PINK PAIN - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel sky by Susan Roden

PINK PAIN
4 1/2" x 4 11/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR


A twist, a turn, a pop, ouch!

10.14.2013

TUMBLE + ROLL - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

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


Hurrying, scurrying  . . . 
at a hectic pace.

Wait!

Stop, take a deep breath . . . 
and breathe!

And look up at the beauty of life.