7.28.2013

FLYING HIGH - 24" x 18" pastel + gold leaf by Susan Roden

FLYING HIGH
24" x 18" pastel + gold leaf

Here's another image that is included 
in the AIR + Wood exhibit. 

Been working away completing all details from
the pastels to the frames, which are repurposed
from old wood pallets. 

And a bit of gold leaf here and there for a bit of sparkle!


7.26.2013

RED WAS THE NIGHT - acrylic assemblage by Susan Roden

RED WAS THE NIGHT*
17 1/2" x 11 1/2" 
 acrylic & found objects assemblage
$225 
for purchase

Quite a bit different from my pastels, huh?

This is one of the assemblages included within my 
upcoming show AIR + WOOD at Ray Street Custom 
Framing & Gallery in San Diego.

I'm particularly fond of this piece for love crosses
and found it intact when walking!

The show will be up for view on August 7th, however if anyone
 wants to get a jump-start and purchase prior to the opening, 
please link into Ray Street Custom Framing & Gallery here

7.23.2013

bunny hop - SOLD

bunny hop
8" x 8" acrylic on wood panel

This little bunny hopped right over to a new home!
Thank you Studio Maureen!

AIR + WOOD EXHIBIT by Susan Roden

I'm always so quiet just before a show from the last 
minute rush, which I'm definitely in that stage. 

August 7th marks the opening of my solo show 
AIR + WOOD and I still have so much to do!
The postcard, pictured above, has just been mailed,
so tick one thing off my list.

Now onto the framing! 

7.16.2013

HOT DESCENT - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

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


So dark were the trees . . . 
outside my window.

So bright were the colors . . .
as yellows and oranges flashed through the sky.

But man . . . still feeling the heat!

7.15.2013

BOSTON CREAM - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan Roden

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



Let's travel the world with a trip to Boston!

7.12.2013

CRISS-CROSS - 8" x 10" landscape by Susan E. Roden

CRISS-CROSS
8"h x 10"w pastel on canvas panel*
*no mat nor frame
$275 + $10 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive
I'm in the middle of teaching an introduction to pastels
at UCSD Extension, which is always fun for me. 
Not only do I instruct the wonders of the medium, 
but also refresh myself of other techniques and supplies.

Above is the demo piece on priming canvas panels,
with an under-wash base of acrylic as well as
blocking in the composition with pastel. So much
texture which really changes the finished appearance. 

Above, CRISS-CROSS is my interpretation 
of the movement of clouds at sunrise. 

7.10.2013

HEAT - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan E. Roden

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

Sun . . . 

blazing . . . 

scorcher . . . 

whew!

7.07.2013

FIRE + PASSION - 6" x 6" sunset pastel by Susan E. Roden

FIRE + PASSION
6" x 6" pastel
12" square glass + gold frame
$265 + $10 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive

I have a story to tell . . . 

As I was walking Friday I encountered a blind man.
 Determinedly he was tapping away with a cane, 
 yet was turned around at a street crossing.  
The gentleman missed the corner and butting 
heads with a street lamp.

I asked him if he needed assistance and at first declined.
Then he inquired if he passed the deli. It took a minute 
for me to get my bearing as well, and realized he passed 
the cross street by a block. 

I explained that he had to go back one block, turn right, 
go another block and the deli would be on his left. Inquired 
if he needed additional assistance, he smiled and said no.

While walking away, decided I should look back 
and . . . 
saw the gentleman had crossed the street successfully,
but was turned around once again!

I yelled to him the directions, which he then gave 
a nod. Yet he was still tapping in the same spot!
So I repeated and he waved as if dismissing me. 

Sadly I walked away for had an appointment. 
All day my thoughts were with the gentleman,
wondering if he ever made it to his destination.

The thought of lost vision really upset me 
and am ever so grateful! 

7.04.2013

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

ORANGE GLIMMER
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
 *8"square archival white mat, no glass nor frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Hope your 4th is a evening of colors!

7.02.2013

SKETCH OF ZAHRA- 12" x 9" charcoal figurative art by Susan Roden

SKETCH OF ZAHRA
12" x 9" charcoal + pencil

Returned one week ago from visiting family 
in Albuquerque. 

My does time fly!

So time to sketch some memories.


7.01.2013

PALMS - 10" x 8" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

PALMS
10" x 8" pastel on canvas

Time to play!

Two palm silhuettes on a textured canvas. 

So hard to forego detail . . .