8.30.2013

JACK-14" x 11" pastel dog portrait by Susan Roden

JACK
14" x 11" pastel

This is the second piece that I created for Saving Slim's 
Foundation's Fundraiser.

Unfortunately I never met Jack before his death, 
but hope someone sees the beauty and purchases
the painting. All proceeds will go to the Saving Slim 
Foundation, a non-profit that rescues pit bulls.

I do have to say that all the photo sources I viewed, 
could detect the abuse and hurt in the dogs eyes.

Sad . . . 

8.27.2013

SMOKING . . . RHINO, assemblage by Susan Roden

SMOKING . . . RHINO!
assemblage & paint
SOLD

This "happy" little fellow found a new home! 
SMOKING . . . RHINO is part of the exhibit
AIR + WOOD.

And for everyone else out there, there's still time to catch 
my show at Ray Street Custom Framing & Gallery. 
In fact there will be a closing reception on Saturday,
September 14th.

8.26.2013

EMBRACE- 6" x 6" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

EMBRACE 
6" x 6" pastel, glass & black frame
$195 + $10 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive




So many lives one touches throughout life.

Cherish for each is colorful and unique . . . 
as the many colors of a sunset.

 Will you be here for the sunrise?

8.22.2013

DEXTER- 8" x 9" pit bull pastel by Susan Roden

DEXTER
8" x 9" pastel

Now isn't this a cute fellow?

A good friend of mine has a pit bull rescue and does tremendous 
work saving abused pits. 

The non-profit, The Saving Slim Foundation, is having a fundraising 
event and I created DEXTER for the event's auction on Thursday,
September 19th. Click here to read more.

I think DEXTER needs a good home!


8.19.2013

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

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


It's been a busy summer with no spare time. 
So today I was daydreaming of a past trip
to Lake Mead. Not only is there a lake, but hiking 
trails as above. 

And I hate to say, that I was so lost in my thoughts while
driving, that I got a ticket for not coming to a complete stop. . . 
bummer!

8.16.2013

THE UMBRELLA, A MONK + FLOWER FIELD - 18 x 14 pastel by Susan Roden

THE UMBRELLA, A MONK + FLOWER FIELD
18" x 14" pastel

Time for a diversion from skaters.

So let's have a return visit to the Flower Fields 
in Carlsbad. It was a sunny day and warm.
I spied these happy little group!

8.13.2013

OPENING AT AIR + WOOD - pastels by Susan Roden


Last Saturday was the opening reception for AIR + WOOD
and you can see from this picture I'm having a grand time! 
What a range of people attended the show from art 
enthusiasts to skaters. Had some drop by the shop today 
to check it out as well.

The closing reception is Saturday, September 14th 
from 6 - 9:30, so still a chance to catch it. 

Thanks one and all!

8.11.2013

THREADS OF COLOR- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

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

In and out the darkening skies  . . . 
the colors were popping.

Excitement flashing . . . heat pulsating. 

An aura of intensity.




8.10.2013

FLYING SKATERS AT AIR + WOOD EXHIBIT BY SUSAN RODEN


Pictured above are 2 of the skaters within my exhibit
AIR + WOOD at Ray Street Custom Framing & Gallery.
Was early morning when I shot the images, so pretty light,
but at least you get an idea of the reconstructed pallet frames.

The reception is tonight and can't wait to celebrate!

Read more about it here.

8.09.2013

SOOTHE MY SOUL - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

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

Gearing up for my reception tomorrow of AIR + WOOD!
And for all of you non-appreciative skaters out there, I do
have included a wall of pastel mini skies.

Above, SOOTHE MY SOUL, is one of the included skies
and below is a slice of the wall.

8.05.2013

FLIGHT 24" x 18" pastel + gold leaf by Susan Roden

FLIGHT
24" x 18" pastel, gold leaf + pallet wood frame

Winding down and hanging the show, AIR + WOOD 
tomorrow at Ray Street Custom Framing & Gallery. 
Been a lot of work but really going to be something!

Above FLIGHT, is another of the skater pastels. 

Plus below AIR, is one of the assemblages I have
created from found objects from the street. 

Please come and invite your friends to the opening concurrent
with Ray-At-Night, North Park's monthly art walk. 

Here's a link through Facebook - click here.



8.01.2013

15 MINUTES OF FAME - here I come!

BLUE SKY AT SPRECKELS
20" x 16" pastel on sanded pastel board

The painting pictured is included within "15 MINUTES OF FAME", 
an installation by Lauren Carrera and Prudence Horne at the 
San Diego Museum of Art this Saturday.

Working with Roland Petersen's painting The Shaded Figure and 
Andy Warhol's Flowers, 30 San Diego painters will be showcasing 
their individual art seated in a garden setting at the Museum.

Andy Warhol is noted for stating that "in the future everyone will have 
their 15 minutes of fame", so the installation allots 15 minutes to each.
I'm slated for Saturday, August 3rd at 10:40 am. 
If you're at Balboa Park, please come see me.

What a wonderful invitation!