3.31.2013

PINK + YELLOW BOUQUET - 12" x 9" pastel by Susan Roden

PINK + YELLOW BOUQUET
12"h x 9"w pastel
glass, spacers + black frame
$499 + $10 insured shipping - tax inclusive
By now you should be easing back into your chair 
and groaning with delight. 
And probably with chocolate smeared all over your lips 
and the Peeps long gone.

Wasn't it a lovely Easter?

3.28.2013

PINK FLASH - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan E. Roden

PINK FLASH
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

As a cloak, the clouds engulfed all.

Bright, colorful and swirling throughout the skies.

And a huge pink flashed over the darks.

3.26.2013

ROAD LEADS WHERE?- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan E. Roden

ROAD LEADS WHERE?
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping + tax inclusive
Overgrowth, shrubbery and trees . . .
shroud my path.

Lush and green with a tint of rain in the air. 

An abandoned shack nestled along the road.

Peacefulness and quiet.



3.25.2013

FURIOUS WAS THE DARK - 6" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

FURIOUS WAS THE DARK
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured shipping - tax inclusive
It was a day of hope and a bright blue sky.

Swift and furious the dark descended
with a dampened mood and overcast sky.
Where did this come from?

3.24.2013

LILY, LILY - 7" x 7" pastel by Susan Roden

LILY, LILY
7" x 7" pastel
11" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$195 + $10 insured shipping + tax inclusive
Years ago I was on a lily and koi kick. 
So much so, that I even was painting low-fired ceramics
and applying the glazes as watercolors.  

Above Lily, Lily is an older pastel that I punched up the colors for fun.
Think it is time to revisit this topic for awhile. 
So let's see what kind of trouble can I get into now . . .

3.21.2013

ATOP THE ROOF - 6" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

ATOP THE ROOF
6" x 6" pastel*
10" square archival white mat
*no glass, nor frame
$175 + $10 insured shipping + tax inclusive
Rolling and twisting . . .
the clouds moved throughout the blue sky.


Mesmerizing . . . 
was the sight.





3.20.2013

ROADSIDE AT DUSK - 6" X 6" pastel by Susan Roden

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

Thoughts racing as I walked along the road . . . 
too engrossed, too distracted.

Oblivious to the surrounding beauty . . .
encasing and touching.

Stop!

3.18.2013

TIME FOR SLEEP - 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 pastel by Susan Roden

TIME FOR SLEEP
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Another night sneaked upon the little town . . .
as the pinks and aquas flashed throughout the sky.

All closed their doors.

Good night!


3.17.2013

A SANDWICH OF CLOUDS- 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel by Susan Roden

A SANDWICH OF CLOUDS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping - tax inclusive
Dreary . . . 

grey . . . 

and dismal was the sky.

Where, or where is the blue from yesterday?

And a happy St. Patricks everyone!

3.16.2013

BURSTING, 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 pastel by Susan Roden

BURSTING
4 1/2" X 4 1/2" pastel*
8" square archival white mat
* no glass nor frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The day was blue.

Massive were the billowing clouds.

Lovely!

And thank you Daily Painters.com
So very happy to have returned.




3.14.2013

PINK SKIES + FLYING NUMBERS

IN THE PINK
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
* no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping, tax inclusive
In the red . . . 

or in the black?

Who knows?
But the pink of the sunset is a color to love.

Thankfully the taxes are done!

3.10.2013

A FRESH NEW MORNING

TRAVELING MORNING RAYS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 shipping - tax inclusive
Wet drops graced the sky.

Day one . . .  

day two . . .  

and on day three the rays fell.

Bright, new and happy day!


3.08.2013

THANKS FOR THE POST COALESCE!

DOCKED IN THE MORNING
10" x 10" pastel

Longing for a sunny day as I gaze through the rain drops! 
The scene above just carry my mind to that place. 

This evening marks my opening with a reception
at Irina Negulescu Studio at the Coalesce Gallery.
The event is concurrent with Kettner Nights, 
Little Italy's monthly art walk.

Please read more on Coalesce Gallery's blog
by clicking here.

Thank you Irina and Coalesce!

3.05.2013

A LITTLE OF THIS + A LOT OF THAT

WHITE SEA BASS*
6"h X 16"w
Painted, engraved + etched glass
* Collaborative - Susan E. Roden & Nancy Arthur-McGehee

Tomorrow is the day to hang the show at Coalesce Gallery.
The majority of the art are my pastels, yet will also
showcase a selection of collaborative glass art created
previously by myself and Nancy Arthur-McGehee. 

These pieces are unique and stunning. 
And collaborating with an artist that uses a different medium
was exciting! Makes one view creativity with different eyes.

In a previous blogpost I profiled another glass piece 
with an explanation of our procedure. You can reread 
it by clicking here.

And to read more on Nancy's amazing talent click here.
BLACK SEA BASS*
6"h x 16"w
Painted, engraved + etched glass
* Collaborative - Susan E. Roden & Nancy Arthur-McGehee 

3.03.2013

A WALL TO THE SKIES

A TRIO OF SKIES

Preparing for an exhibit opening this Friday,
which is always a huge endeavor . . .  
fun, but a lot work.

So that's where I am right now with my elbows 
up to a pile of frames and so looking forward to the party! 

Above are 3 of the mini skies that will grace one wall. 

3.01.2013

AND THE KITTENS ARE PLAYING!

OLIVER
pastel + silver leaf
Sold

Yesterday the sun was blasting away in San Diego,
 which always lifts my spirits!  

My little house sits on a slanted hill, so one side is 16 feet
from the ground. This gives me an elevated, expansive view
and incidentally where I find most of my sunsets that I paint.  
So first thing this early morning, I glanced out my window.

Lo' and behold what do I see, but two little kittens on the 
neighbors roof! Just scampering around and having a good 
time chasing each other. Such a humorous, delightful sight!

To commemorate here's an older painting 
of a delightful cat, Oliver.