12.29.2014

OVERCAST DAY - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

OVERCAST DAY
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $15 insured priority shipping


Off in a distant the mountain stood proud . . .
peaking above the trees, buildings and streets. 

And the clouds hung heavy . . .
caressing the scene. 

Moisture palpable . . .
tickling the senses. 

Rain . . . 

12.17.2014

PINK + BLUE - SOLD!

PINK + BLUE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

With many thanks to Patrician Design

Love and vale your continual support 
throughout all the years!

12.14.2014

UNICORN LOVE - SOLD!

UNICORN LOVE 
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR 

WITH MANY THANKS TO TIRAGE GALLERY!

12.07.2014

FLIGHT OF COLORS - 9" x 9" pastel by Susan Roden

FLIGHT OF COLORS 
9" x 9" pastel
12" square archival white mat, museum glass + gold frame

I enjoy so much the precipice of a sunset. 

Iridescent colors swirl, twirl and vibrate throughout the skies,
before all turns dark.   

12.04.2014

PINK TRAVELS - 9" x 9" pastel by Susan Roden

PINK TRAVELS
9" x 9" pastel
12" x 12" white archival mat, glass + gold frame

On the cusp of the evening . . . while the colors glowed.

Cars rolled . . .  with headlights blazing. 

Magical . . . and a fantasy.



11.26.2014

ORANGE BEAUTY - 6" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

ORANGE BEAUTY
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $15 insured priority shipping


Spirits lifted . . . as the wind whipped around.

Whirling . . .  the clouds danced merrily.

Colors rampant . . . while twinkling in the evening dusk.

 And the night sang with merriment.

11.21.2014

A DREAMY MORNING - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

A DREAMY MORNING
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $15 insured priority shipping


A day of light . . . with a splash of color.

A day of lightheartedness . . . and a morning of joy.

Color me happy!

11.19.2014

ORANGE + PALMS - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

ORANGE + PALMS
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $15 insured priority shipping


A bit of color and drama . . . from afar.

11.16.2014

LINGER - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

LINGER
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $15 insured priority shipping


The journey ended here . . . in fields of memories.

Colors rampant . . . memories twirling.

Yet the soul still lingers . . . with love abound.

11.15.2014

OIL PAINTING VENTURE!

KITE BEACH
5" x 5" oil

Well this was sure an exciting adventure!

Was very fortunate to take a 1/2 day class 
with Heather Burton in Maui. If anyone out there 
has followed me, you realize this is quite a step,
 since I'm a devoted pastelist. But hey, I decided 
to step into the wild side.  

So above, "KITE BEACH" is my little attempt 
and below is a pic of Heather and me.

Was such an enjoyable + insightful time Heather - thanks!

psst . . .  I'm going to have to do this again!




11.13.2014

3 CHERRIES - 5" x 5" pastel by Susan Roden

3 CHERRIES
5" x 5" pastel 
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$75 + $5 insured priority shipping



Such a sweet treat! 


But . . . it's even better with 3 of them!


11.12.2014

1 CHERRY - 5" x 5" pastel by Susan Roden

1 CHERRY
5" x 5" pastel
8" square archival mat*
*no glass nor frame
$75 + $5 insured priority shipping


Oops . . .  cherry slipping! 

11.10.2014

2 CHERRIES - 5" x 5" pastel by Susan Roden

2 CHERRIES
5" x 5" pastel
8" x 8" archival white mat*
* no glass nor frame
$75 + $5 insured priority shipping


Just a lush little deal!

psst . . .  have 2 companion pieces coming up too.

11.02.2014

SHEER DOTS - 6" x 6" drink pastel by Susan Roden

SHEER DOTS
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


From the clouds and now to a stiff drink . . . 
martini no less.

Make that with 2 olives please . . . 

Cheers!

10.29.2014

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

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


The colors were soothing . . . and quite hypnotic.

Pastel and subtle . . .  calming the nerves.

10.26.2014

SOMBER MIST - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

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


A bit of green . . . 

and a tad of rust . . .

darkened the horizon of the overcast day.

10.24.2014

FLASH ME SOME COLORS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

FLASH ME SOME COLORS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Splash of blue . . . 

twirl of pink . . . 

and drip of green.

10.20.2014

AFTERNOON GLANCE- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

AFTERNOON GLANCE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping


Peaceful, yes? 

A quick glance out my window as I paint away. 

Pretty quiet over here, but I assure you 
that I've been very busy. Custom pieces tend
to capture undivided attention. 

But now I'm back with my head in the clouds.

10.08.2014

2 BUTTERFLIES - 10" x 8" figurative mixed media by Susan Roden

2 BUTTERFLIES
10" x 8" mixed media
glass + white frame

Now here is an androgynous individual
with somewhat of an attitude. 

And some days one needs an attitude.

10.03.2014

SPLIT - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

SPLIT
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat
museum glass + black frame
$150 + $10 insured priority shipping

Bold and bright . . . the colors raced.

Unified . . . as a vibrant mass. 

Yet a chasm developed and all was split.


9.23.2014

AND THE CLOUDS DANCED - 6" X6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

AND THE CLOUDS DANCED
6" x 6" pastel

A day of passing . . . of a life so dear. 

A sad and broken heart . . .  
lightened from the lifetime of memories. 

Kiss the clouds . . .  and embrace the knowledge
that you are now at peace. 

Love you Mom

9.22.2014

APPLE 'TINI- 14" x 11" still life pastel by Susan Roden

APPLE 'TINI
14" x 11" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR*
*courtesy of Tirage Art

Someone else out there sure enjoy their drinks!

This little baby is going to a wonderful home.
Thank You Tirage Art

9.15.2014

24 HOURS- 12" x 9" still life pastel + silver leaf by Susan Roden

24 HOURS
12" x 9" pastel + silver leaf
glass + silver frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR*
*Commissioned through Patrician Design

Can hear you out there saying"24 hours??"

Well apparently airline pilots have a rule that they can not 
consume alcohol within 24 hours to lift-off.

See . . .  you learn something every single day!



9.11.2014

COW / LIZARD + BUGS - multimedia by Susan Roden

COW / LIZARD + BUGS
Courtesy of Ray Street Custom Framing + Gallery


And what have I been up to?

Acrylic paint, toys and bugs!

Saturday the 13th, is the opening reception  of "ROBINSON + RODEN"
at Ray Street Custom Framing + Gallery in San Diego and concurrent 
with Ray-at-Night, North Park's monthly art walk. 

Above, COW/ LIZARD + BUGS, is a multimedia piece I created 
for this exhibition. Originally the little critter was made for my 
Tiny Toyland awhile back, so decided to take the little guy and create 
a little scene within a plexiglass box that hangs on the wall. Below
is a detail view of the little guy and the bugs.

Pretty cool huh?  


9.09.2014

BULLS EYE- 5" x 5" still life pastel by Susan Roden

BULLS EYE
5" x 5" pastel
museum glass + gold frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping



And it's a lazy kind of day that calls for 4 olives!

9.07.2014

JUST ONE SHOT - 5" x 5" still life pastel by Susan Roden

JUST ONE SHOT
5" x 5" pastel
museum glass + gold frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping


So where did all that candy take me?

To drinking! 

9.04.2014

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

YORK
7" x 9" pastel
11 1/2" x 13 1/2" archival white mat, museum glass + gold frame
 $350 + $20 insured shipping

Munch . . . munch . . . munch!

Gum balls and peppermint patties  . . . yum!

Again, thank you to Tirage Gallery, keeper of my art, 
whom oversees my petite pastels as I slave away
over a couple of commissions!

9.02.2014

DOTS . . . 7" x 9" still life pastel by Susan Roden

DOTS . . .
7" x 9" pastel
11 1/2" x 13 1/2" white archival mat, glass + gold frame
 $350 + $20 insured shipping

I'm posting this once again and with many thanks to Tirage Art,
since they are the keeper of my candy.

I've been very quiet in my corner for have been absorbed
with a couple of commissions. Keeping my energy 
up by popping candy! 

Woe is the life of an artist, huh?

8.27.2014

A BLAST OF PINK - 4 1/2" x4 1/2" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

 A BLAST OF PINK
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, museum glass + black frame
$150 + $10 insured priority shipping


Energy . . .  bursting throughout the air.

Electricity . . . with colors flashing.

Excitement . . .  for a fresh new day.

Eeeeeeeeee! ! ! ! ! !