4.30.2013

TURMOIL- 10" x 10" pastel by Susan Roden

TURMOIL*
*detail of painting
10" x 10" pastel

And so the story goes . . . an affair .

A lover in his home while he served his Country, 
the young man spoke with anger and sadness in his voice.

And two small children in the home.
What is to become of them? 

4.28.2013

LINES OF DECEPTION - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel by Susan Roden

LINES OF DECEPTION
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel*
8" square archival white mat
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTION

"Infidelity!" the stranger sobbed, over the hidden illicit affair
 of his wife, the mother of their children.

 "Confront?" he questioned with rage in his voice.

A heavy sadness was his shroud, that cloaked
his torn heart. 



4.26.2013

LAYERS OF THE NIGHT - 4" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

LAYERS OF THE NIGHT*
4" h x 6" w pastel
Private Collector

With every twenty-four hours passing
brings a new evening. 

Habitually yet unique in each it's own. 

Find your color and revel in it.

* Another one of the pastels that will be exhibited 
during Mission Art Walk.

4.24.2013

WISPY - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan Roden

WISPY
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, museum glass + black frame
$150 + $5 insured shipping + tax inclusive

Wispy is an oldie but a favorite!
So favorite that it is included in the exhibit at Coalesce Gallery.
If you have an opportunity to hang at San Diego's Mission Art Walk 
in little Italy, I will be there on Sunday the 28th. 

And if you say "Susie" with your purchase I will give you a 30% discount 
on my pastels! Now is that a deal or what?

So come by to 2360 India St . . . I'll be waiting.

4.23.2013

TURQUOISE + ORANGE DAY - 10" x 10" pastel by Susan Roden

TURQUOISE + ORANGE DAY
10" X 10" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Passing of sadness . . . 
brings color, sunny days and happy thoughts.

Good wishes to one and all! 

4.22.2013

LIGHTS AT SUNSET - 12 x 16 pastel by Susan E. Roden

LIGHTS AT SUNSET
12" x 16" pastel

My art, as a guest artist has been hanging at Coalesce Gallery 
in Little Italy. Well this weekend is Mission Art Walk
in Little Italy! So as a fitting ending to the exhibit, I will
be in the gallery on Sunday, the 28th from 11 am to 6 pm. 

And Lights at Sunset is one of the pastels on exhibit.

In the upcoming week look for Art Walk specials!

4.21.2013

AND THE SKY RAGED - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan Roden

AND THE SKY RAGED
 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel*
 8" square archival white mat
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping + tax inclusive
Emotions rolled and tempers flared . . .
as a range of colors lit the sky.

And unique as each hue . . . 
were the individuals. 

The world needs tolerance coupled with respect for all.



4.18.2013

THE DOWN LO - 24" x 18" pastel + gold leaf by Susan Roden

THE DOWN LO
24" x 18" pastel + gold leaf

Been working away on this series for an upcoming show 
in August and September. Really getting immersed
into body movement!

And I'm going to Albuquerque in November to give a 
demonstration as well to the Pastel Society of New Mexico

Noah is a speed racer - go!

4.17.2013

DETAIL OF SKETCH - pastel by Susan Roden

PASTEL SKETCH (detail)

Monday evening was truly sad for for all Americans. 
Our hearts go out to Boston, the racers and their families.

So Monday evening I took a reprieve by drawing.
Soothed my soul by escaping.



4.15.2013

SPRECKELS - 20" x 16" pastel by Susan Roden

SPRECKELS
20" h x 16" w pastel
This is a side wing to the Spreckels Organ Pavillion
located at San Diego's Balboa Park. The ornate trim work
 is so fascinating!

The organ wasdonated by John D. Spreckels 
to the City in 1914. Every Sunday free organ concerts 
are held here from Mid-June through August. 
Sweet sounds!

To read more on the Park and Spreckels,
please click here.

4.12.2013

LUSH GARDENS- 24" x 18" pastel by Susan Roden

LUSH GARDENS*
24"h x 18"w pastel
glass + 31"h x 25"w gold leaf frame
*Courtesy of Tirage Gallery

Sunny days are meant to escape 
the hustle of every-day living. 

Spend a bit of time wandering along the lush paths
at Los Angeles Arboretum.

To see more of Tirage Gallery please click here.

4.10.2013

ROSE ARCHES 14" x 11" pastel by Susan Roden

ROSE ARCHES*
14" x 11" pastel
museum glass + gold frame
*Courtesy of Tirage Gallery

Spring has come and the roses are blooming!
Time to repost and smell the roses.

Click here to read more and contact Tirage.

4.09.2013

FLURRY + SCURRY- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan Roden

FLURRY + SCURRY
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel*
*8" square archival white mat, no glass nor frame
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Twirling, whirling and racing . . . 
the clouds dashed throughout the blue sky.


Dizzy and giddy with the movement!


4.07.2013

HUNGER . . . DEPTHS OF - 12" x 9" pastel by Susan Roden

HUNGER . . .  DEPTHS OF
12" x 9" pastel, glass + gold leaf frame
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Some days seem as a mad dash . . .
vying amidst everyone else.

This is an older, but one of my favorite pastels. 
Love the movement!


4.05.2013

AS THEY MOVE - 5" x 5" pastel by Susan Roden

AS THEY MOVE
5" x 5" pastel*
*8" square archival white mat, no glass nor frame
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Whizzing along the highway . . .
gazing at the sky.

Racing the clouds stacked ever so high.

Speed . . . 
colors and spirits dashing.


4.03.2013

BOBBING IN THE BAY- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan Roden

BOBBING IN THE BAY
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel*
*8" square archival white mat - no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping - tax inclusive
Traveled afar to an island of beauty . . .
where the fish swam freely in the depths of the waters.

While reminiscing of days gone by . . .
when the sun barely broke through the darken sky. 

Upon departure the rays shone as a wave good-by.


4.02.2013

CLOUDS OVER SPRECKELS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan Roden

CLOUDS OVER SPRECKELS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping + tax inclusive
Long ago the organ player departed
and I stood there transfixed by the clouds.

Dark and colorful they raced throughout the blue sky.

Swift and angry they moved.

Dark beauty . . .

4.01.2013

JUST ONE LILY - 6" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

JUST ONE LILY
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$125 + $10 insured shipping - tax inclusive
Overlapping the brightly hued water pads floated.

Amidst the blues and greens was one flash of white.

Such a sweet little lily!