9.25.2013

YORK - 7" x 9" still life pastel by Susan Roden

YORK*
7" x 9" pastel
11 1/2 x 13 1/2" white mat, museum glass + gold frame
*Courtesy of Tirage Art Gallery

A bit of peppermint and chewy gumballs
for everyone out there with sweet tooth!

Please click here to contact Tirage Art Gallery for purchase. 

9.23.2013

A DRAMATIC MORNING - 6" x 6" sunset landscape by Susan Roden

A DRAMATIC MORNING
6" x 6" sunset pastel
9" square white archival mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive

Bright rays danced upon my eyes . . .
as the warmth caressed my face. 

A wonderful way to begin the day! 




9.19.2013

AND THE CLOUDS DANCED - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

AND THE CLOUDS DANCED
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured priority shipping - tax inclusive


The sky was blue . . . as the sun looked down.

Birds sang . . . and the clouds danced. 

Enjoy your day!

9.17.2013

CLOUDS AT THE TEPEES - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

CLOUDS AT THE TEPEES
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + black frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping
Still daydreaming over my Artist-in-Residence at the Petrified Forest 
National Park in Arizona four years ago. 

Upon arriving I caught the tail-end of their monsoon season 
and let me tell you, boy did it rain! But what was so glorious, 
was that there would be a downpour off in the distance yet dry
 where I was standing. And I could feel the wind whipping away 
with vibrant and colorful colors flashing!

Above is a petite painting of the Tepees, that are colorful rock 
formations located dead center between the Painted Desert 
and the Petrified Forest. 

9.15.2013

FOND MEMORIES AT THE PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK


Pastel Sketch / Sketching at the Painted Desert / Painted Desert Pastel

Remember that old saying "Time flies"? It definitely does!
I was just reminiscing today about my travels to the Petrified Forest 
National Park in Arizona and amazed that it has been exactly four years.

I was juried in as one of the Park's 2009 Artist-in-Residents, 
where I lived for two weeks within a three-room historical adobe 
at the Park. Across the road from my front door was
a panoramic view of the Painted Desert. Breathe-taking! 


9.13.2013

RED SUN . . . SUN - 24" x 18" pastel by Susan Roden

RED SUN . . .  SON
24" x 18" pastel + gold leaf
SOLD / Private Collector

Above is another of my skater pastels included within the exhibit 
AIR + WOOD, at Ray Street Custom Framing & Gallery. 

Tomorrow is the closing reception from 6 - 9:30 pm. 
To add to the excitement, it's also Ray-at-Night's 12th 
anniversary, so will be a fun evening! 

Click here to read more.

9.12.2013

SEARCHING FOR COLOR- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

SEARCHING FOR COLOR
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + gold frame
SOLD

And off to a wonderful home! 

9.11.2013

PEACEFUL EVE - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

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


 
Subtle were the colors.

Swirling, merging, wisps of pastels . . .
falling from the high skies. 

Strands so faint and thin, barely illuminating the night. 

Everyone's heart is at peace.

9.09.2013

PURPLE + PINK TRAILS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

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

Watching the movement . . .  while gazing upward.

Ribbons and threads . . . with colors everywhere!

9.06.2013

HEAVY BURDEN - 8.75" x 8.75" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

HEAVY BURDEN
8.75" x 8.75" pastel
12" square archival white mat, glass + frame
$425 + $10 insured priority shipping / tax inclusive


The jumbled clouds tumbled throughout the sky . . .
as the heavy load perched above the mountains.

While the movement and dazzling colors . . . 
lightened the mass.






9.03.2013

FLAGS, PALMS + THE TURRET - 6.5" x 6.5" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

FLAGS, PALMS + THE TURRET
6 1/2 x 6 1/2 pastel
SOLD

The beach in Coronado is considered one of the top 10 . . . 
at least from some travel lists. 

Perched steps away is the infamous, internationally 
known Hotel Del. And for the holiday weekend,
 can just imagine the place was jumping!

And I'm happy to say that Flags, Palms + The Turret
is jumping to a new owner overseas. 

Bon voyage my petite pastel!