4.29.2014

SHADOWS + LIGHTS- 6" x 6" sunset pastel by Susan Roden


SHADOWS + LIGHTS
6"x6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured priority shipping

Brilliant and shining were the clouds as the sun danced behind.

Dark and mysterious were the trees and home. 

A wondrous interplay of extremes!

4.25.2014

A PURPLE DOWNFALL - 8" x 8" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

A PURPLE DOWNFALL
8" x 8" pastel
12" square archival black mat, glass + gold frame
$275 + $15 insured priority shipping


Running a favorite for feeling under the weather. 

Shall we say a bit dismal and purple? 

But before you know I'll be feeling "in the pink". 

4.22.2014

CLOUDS MOVING IN - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

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

Flashes . . . swirling, twirling, throbbing.

Vivid colors . . .  personifying the pain.

Intermittently . . . yet with strength. 

Waiting patiently  . . .  for the blue sky to shine through. 

4.16.2014

MARILYN + THE DEL - pastel by Susan Roden

MARILYN + THE DEL
sold - private collector

Iconic . . .  no other words for the little lady.

Time has rolled on yet she is still as popular as ever. 
One of my dearest friends loves Marilyn
and so I was commissioned to create a likeness. 

It has been over 50 years since the filming
of "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn and Tony Curtis. 
The film was shot in Coronado which is a peninsula of San Diego
and considered one of the finest films ever produced. 

Click here to read The Del's historical account of the filming.

And thank you so much Alex!

4.13.2014

GLOWING + TRACKS - 6" x 6" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

GLOWING + TRACKS
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured shipping

Blowing out the weekend . . . with frivolity and friends.

Of indelible shared experiences . . . creating eternal memories. 

Forever fortunate!


4.09.2014

WHERE'S THE MOUNTAIN? - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

WHERE'S THE MOUNTAIN? 
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Overload . . .  with fluffy clouds.

Massive . . .  is the blue sky. 

Rampant colors . . .  creating patterns. 

But where is the mountain? 

4.06.2014

RED POSEYS + PRADO - 12" x 9" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

RED POSEYS + PRADO
12" h x 9" w pastel
glass + gold frame
$395 + $20 insured shipping

Well the BIG Bash was to begin next year for a full year,
for Balboa Park's centennial celebration. 
Seemed so very organized, with a formal committee and all.

Then . . . . the "s - - hit the fan", as many would say.

The committee disbanded with a couple millions spent 
and nothing to show for it, except large salaries
for the officers. 

Now the city is scrambling to come together, 
urging for "volunteers" and get the party back on track. 

My pastel, "Red Poseys + Prado" reflects on a 
sunnier day at the park.

Oh . . .  and if you want to volunteer, here's a link for you.

4.02.2014

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

ROLLING PINKS
 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel

8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $5 insured shipping

Playing with my favorite subject matter - clouds! 
And the sky is jam-packed with them
after this morning's rainfall.

Tomorrow I will be giving a demonstration 
at the Foothills Art Association in La Mesa. 
And you guessed it - clouds! 

I will be demonstrating in how-to create layers and depth 
with small skyscapes.