5.30.2013

TOP OF 2 - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel by Susan E. Roden

TOP OF 2
 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$150 + $10 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive


I can see . . . 
barely.

So high . . .  
above the trees.

The colors of spring.


5.29.2013

LAZY DAY BLUES - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel by Susan E. Roden

LAZY DAY BLUES
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" archival white mat, glass + black frame
$150 + $10 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive



 
Blues, pinks and aquas swirling lackadaisical.

And the sky was inundated with the motions.

Equivalent to the spirit of the day.

5.28.2013

POP. COLOR + WIND - 8" X 10" Pastel by Susan Roden

POP, COLOR + WIND
8"h x 10"w pastel
13" x 15" white archival mat, glass + black frame
$325  $25 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive

The day at the Carlsbad Flower Fields, that I captured this scene 
from was sunny and colorful.

And I so enjoy "people watching"!

5.23.2013

PENSIVE - sketch by Susan Roden

PENSIVE
pastel sketch

I'm grooving again. Here and below are sketches 
I've compiled in drawing sessions.

Just enjoy the time with my pastels and thoughts, 
which wander as I draw away. 
Such a delight after stressful days!

5.21.2013

3 IN THE FLOWER FIELDS- 6" x 6" pastel by Susan E. Roden

3 IN THE FLOWER FIELDS
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat, no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive


After 14 years in San Diego I finally made it here!
This is a scene from the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, north of my home.

Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers grow in segregated strips
of colors as far as the eyes can see.  
Fifty acres of breath-taking beauty!

Click here to read more about the Flower Fields.

5.19.2013

THE NIGHT DROPPED - 6" x 6" pastel by Susan E. Roden

THE NIGHT DROPPED
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat, no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive


 
Rush, rush, rush . . .  as the day unfolded. 

Much to do . . .  and much to see.

Stop . . . take a breath and look. 

A world of colors. 

5.17.2013

HEAVY WERE THE ORANGE CLOUDS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan Roden

HEAVY WERE THE ORANGE CLOUDS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$150 + $10 insured priority shipping + tax inclusive


Thick . . . 
were the layers of clouds that hung in the sky.

Suspended . . . 
as an orange mass of vibrant tones.

And sizzled . . . 
as a roaring fire.

5.15.2013

RED TURBAN - pastel sketch by Susan Roden

RED TURBAN
pastel sketch on paper

Monday is quite the evening to draw!

The evening is of two, typically nude models 
holding poses of various lengths. This past week 
the model was clothed with a festive red turban 
and brightly print dress. 

Not only a wonderful time in honing my drawing
skills, but also inspirational to view others
mediums and skills. 


5.13.2013

A JUMBLED MESS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan Roden

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

Everything was off-kiltered . . . 

emotions were raw . . . 

and feelings were dark.

Tumbling, rolling, up and down.
Everything was all turned around.

Tomorrow . . . come quick. 

5.12.2013

RAIN OF CLOUDS - 10" x 10" pastel by Susan Roden

RAIN OF CLOUDS
10" x 10" pastel
Glass + Black Frame
$495 + $10 insured shipping - tax inclusive


 
The clouds cascaded downward . . . 
in a cacophony of blasting colors.

Each unique in itself . . . 
yet harmonious with each other. 

Here for a moment . . . 
gone in a second.

Akin to life that passes with the years.
Cherish the times.

Happy Mothers Day to one and all,
here and gone.

5.08.2013

SWIRLS + TWIRLS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan E. Roden

SWIRLS + TWIRLS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$150 + $10 insured priority shipping + tax inclusive

The white clouds raced through the blue sky,
as the sun shone, illuminating with bright colors.

Sprits soared . . . 

a day of promise . . . 

and a day of hope!

5.07.2013

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

DELUGE
 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$150 + 10 insured shipping - tax inclusive


Rain falling . . .  two days in a row.

While darkness ruled the sky with a chill to the air.

A bit of blue peeked through the sky, as hope
for a sunny day to come.

5.03.2013

SURREAL SUNSET - 6" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

SURREAL SUNSET 2
6"' x 6" pastel
Museum glass + gold  / black frame
SOLD

Some evenings are just like this!

Reposting this as a favor for a special couple, Will and Sue.

5.02.2013

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

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

And so the story goes . . . 

Away and serving one's Country, while the two small ones
bundled beneath the covers. 

Moans . . . 
and groans . .  . from the other room. 
Audible through their covered ears. 


Missing their Father . . .  while the sky screamed red.

Please, be quiet the day!

So the story goes. . .