TRANQUIL MOUNTAIN - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
 $75 + $5 insured  priority shipping

Calming . . . 

peaceful . . . 

oh so happy day!

And the colors are resting on the mountain.


A pastel washes workshop by Susan Roden at the SDMA


Still playing away over here with a paintbrush! 
I have been creating sketches with pastel washes.

I know many pastelists create art with undertones 
of washes with acrylics and watercolors. But I have 
been applying water to a cardboard substrate with 
added stroking with the pastel sticks. Sure does
speed up my typical layered process! 

All of this is in preparation for my upcoming 
Second Saturday workshop at the San Diego 
Museum of Art to be held on Saturday, July 12th. 
This is held in conjunction with the Sorolla and America 
exhibit, which I hear is amazing!

To sign up and read more of the workshop, please click here.


STROLLING - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" seascape pastel by Susan Roden

4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$75 + $10 insured priority shipping

I have been much more time hanging out along the beaches
 of San Diego to prepare for my upcoming workshop 
with San Diego Museum of Art. 

Makes me realize how invigorating the sunshine as well 
as the sound of the rolling waves are - I really
do need to get outside more! 

Here's a petite pastel of a father and small son 
strolling along the beach.


ROLLING BEACH -9" x 7" pastel on cardboard by Susan Roden

9" x 7" pastel

I've been gearing up to instruct a workshop coordinated 
with the "Sorolla and America" exhibit at San Diego Museum of Art. 

Sorolla was known to grab anything to sketch on a daily basis
and many times it was onto cardboard. So the workshop is creating
seascape sketches with pastel washes onto cardboard. 

Above "ROLLING BEACH" is one completed example. I found 
the substrate suitable with enough texture to grip the pastels, as well 
as being a good mid-tone for an underbase. 

The workshop will be held Saturday, July 12th from 1- 4:30pm.
Click here for additional information and to sign up.

A docent tour is included with the workshop!


PERCHED - 16" x 8" pastel by Susan Roden

16" x 8" pastel, glass + black frame
$295 + $15 insured priority shipping

Summer time is here and visit regularly the San Diego Zoo. 

Love not only seeing the exotic animals, and foliage,
 but people-watching too!


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

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

A day of clouds . . .  a day of colors.

A day of wispy breezes . . .  a day of tumbling clouds.

It was a day of smiles!


Friday is the ending of the show at The Salmagundi Club

25"h x 15"w pastel 

Hidden Beauty is my second pastel on exhibit 
Annual Members Show at The Salmagundi Club, NY.

Very honored to be a juried member of such an esteem organization!

The exhibit ends Friday, June 6th, so limited time 
to see the show.


RED ROCK + SHRUBS- 12" x 14" Southwest Landscape by Susan Roden

12" x 14" pastel

I'm still lingering in the southwest
and languishing in the glorious colors. 

Reds and greens are so rampant!