12.31.2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

TURQUOISE + ORANGE
*Courtesy of Tirage Art
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Chalk up another year . . .  man, they fly bye!

Happy New Year to one and all!
May it bring each and everyone happiness.

12.23.2015

WHOA! The Holidays are here . . .


THE ULTIMATE GIFT
8"h x 5"w pastel
11 1/2" h x 8 1/2" w ornate scrolled gold frame
$275*
Courtesy of Tirage Gallery
Click here for contact info for The Ultimate Gift



The holidays are upon us . . .  amazing isn't it? 

My apologies for I've been so very quiet here. It's just 
I have been working on commissions, mailing out
purchases and working. 
Just keeping a girl out of trouble.

Anyway, I would be remiss to not express
 my gratitude, for all out there whom have 
supported me in art and encouragement. 
I am ever so thankful!

May each and everyone of you have a wonderful 
holiday and be surrounded with your family and friends.






12.07.2015

LILY BUDS + PADS - 8" x 10" pastel - SOLD!

LILY BUDS + PADS
8" x 10" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Put a bit of tranquility into your life, for the season
is upon us.

Tirage has hung their Holiday Salon Exhibit
This is a great opportunity to select an unique 
and wonderful gift for your loved one, 
as well as support artists.

Thank you Tirage for the sale!!

11.29.2015

LOVELY (Huntington Gardens) - 8" x 5" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

LOVELY 
(Huntington Gardens)
5" x 8" pastel
8" x 11" ornate gold frame, anti-reflective UV glass

With the hectic pace of the holidays, hoping
 to find some tranquil time. 

11.10.2015

REMINISCING A KISS by Susan Roden

A PINK KISS
 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Subtle, light, sweet . . . and so soft of a touch!

Last weekend I participated in an open art studio
as a guest artist of Victoria Huckins. It was such a pleasant 
experience and especially after I have been so consumed 
with daily life. 

It also gave me an opportunity to revisit a few older pieces 
of my art. Above is such a precious light piece that makes 
my heart soar when viewing. Definitely is one
of my favorites!

11.04.2015

A LIMITED DOUBLE SURPRISE!!!

WASH OVER ME
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame


Without a frame nor glass, it's an even BIGGER surprise!
Click onto the paypal button to see what the limited-time 
price is. You could almost say I'm running my own 
blue-light special for 1 week in celebration of my
stint as guest artist on Sunday, at the upcoming 
UHARTS art tour. 

-By the way, K-Mart just begun running their 
infamous blue-light specials once again, so 
think I'll jump into the game too!-


11.02.2015

PINK PAIN SURPRISE!

PINK PAIN 
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival mat, anti-reflective glass + black frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A second day of surprises! 

Click onto the paypal button to see the reduced
 amount for this framed petite pastel. It's all in the 
spirit prior to this Sundays art studio sale 

11.01.2015

FOR A LIMITED TIME A SURPRISE SKYSCAPE SALE!

WHERE'S THE MOUNTAIN
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, anti-reflective glass + black frame
SOLD- PRIVATE COLLECTOR

which is next Sunday, November 8th in San Diego.  

I rarely do art festivals, so this is truly a special occasion!
Plus am honored that I'm the invited guest artist by artist 
Victoria Huckins. So for the event am running special sales 
of  my original pastels, but I feel art supporters and lovers 
out-of-the-area should also have the opportunity! So daily prior 
to the event, I'm running special deals online.

Have fun and click onto paypal's "add to cart" to see
what you're savings are for the original pastel
WHERE'S THE MOUNTAIN.  

Thanks as always for your support!

10.30.2015

SUSAN RODEN GUEST ARTIST AT ART SHED

ESCAPE                      PREVAIL

With humble thanks to Artist Victoria Huckins on selecting me 
as her guest artist at the Art Shed during UH ARTS OPEN

It is a rare occurrence for me to participate in art festivals,
so am looking forward to the occasion. And in honor 
of the day, I will have special sales for the event - which 
will be posted daily - as a preview sale giving out-of-area 
individuals also a chance to pickup a great deal!

The 10th annual event will be held on Sunday, November 8th 
from 11 am to 4 pm. This will be an enjoyable day of arts, 
coupled with food tastings at over 15 restaurants. There is 
also shuttle for convenience.

This is a great opportunity for art lovers to meet artists 
and pickup amazing deals! 

Please click on the above links to read more on the event.

10.28.2015

As the cloud travels to a new home!

THE TRAVELING CLOUD
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival mat, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

With much gratitude to Patrician Design in Albuquerque
for the sale!

10.25.2015

SOOTHE MY SOUL flew away!

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

With many thanks to Patrician Design, this sweet little sky pastel 
is one of three that went to one new home!

Many thanks to my gallery in Albuquerque and to the art lovers.




10.19.2015

10.16.2015

A YELLOW SWEEP - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

A YELLOW SWEEP 
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
 $95 + $10 insured shipping


Watching the colors as the evening slips in . . . . 

10.09.2015

A PINK DAY - 6" x 6" pastel sky by Susan Roden

A PINK DAY
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" white archival mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured shipping

Colors, colors, colors! 

A fluffy and light day to behold.

10.05.2015

ELECTRIC NIGHT - 6" x 6" sky pastel by Susan Roden

ELECTRIC NIGHT
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$175 + $10 insured shipping

Rainy days make me nostalgic.

Reminiscing with past pastels  . . . dream away!

9.28.2015

DROP, BLAST, GLOW - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

DROP, BLAST, GLOW
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel 
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Majestic fall colors with a bit of heat!

9.23.2015

ONE PALM - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

ONE PALM
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Now with Fall here, hoping on some beautiful evening skies!

9.16.2015

NIGHT OF COLORS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

NIGHT OF COLORS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, museum glass + black frame
$150 + $ $15 insured shipping

I walk . . . a journey.

The days pass . . .  encircled by family and friends.

My life is enriched by all . . . reflected by the vivid colors.

Count my blessings.


9.01.2015

ZIG-ZAGS- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" donut pastel by Susan Roden

ZIG-ZAGS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$150 + $15 insured shipping

Love the title! 
Not only indicating the lines of the drapery, 
but also how I've been feeling lately. 

Pretty hectic around here.

But nothing a good ole' chocolate donut can fix!

8.24.2015

SKETCHING AWAY! by Susan Roden


SKETCH OF CECELIA .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  SKETCH OF ME
charcoal+ pastel

As I had wrote in a previous post, last week the beginning drawing class
had been drawing each other. "SKETCH OF CECELIA" is my class demo
and "SKETCH OF ME" which I did about a year ago, was shown as 
another example.

My . . . I look serious huh?


8.19.2015

A BLUE NIGHT - 6" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

 A BLUE NIGHT
6" x 6" pastel
gold frame + glass
$175 + $15 insured shipping


Blue . . . but intimate.

Goodnight!

8.17.2015

ROLLING BLUES + WAVES - seascape pastel by Susan Roden

ROLLING BLUES + WAVES
6" x 6" pastel 
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$145 + $15 insured shipping 

A heat wave is on a roll!
San Diego has been unbelievable, yet minimal 
in comparison to the rest of the country. 
Unfortunately I had not been able to escape 
to the beach for relief, so doing the next best thing . . . 
dreaming of it! 

8.14.2015

PURPLE YORKIE - 12" x 9" pet pastel sketch by Susan Roden

PURPLE YORKIE
12" x 9" pastel on paper
16" x 13" white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$145 + $20 insured shipping

Perky and lively little Yorkie!

Been so consumed with teaching two classes at UCSD Extension 
this summer. The little Yorkie is an example for my pastel class
to illustrate the use of lines and texture onto black paper.

The students always stimulate my own creativity. 

8.12.2015

PINK + GREEN - 8" x 8" skyscape pastel by Susan Roden

PINK + GREEN
8" x 8" pastel on artist panel*
*no glass nor frame
$165 + $15 insured shipping



Electric day . . .  popping colors.

Happy thoughts!

8.06.2015

BYE BYE . . .

DRIPPING
4 1/2" X 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Thank you Cristina!
It was late afternoon and . . .

the sun was blazing . . .
as I withered from the scorch.

The heat parched my mouth . . .
as I walked.

Yet a beauty I behold . . . 
from an illusion that lightened my step.

 The orange clouds appeared to melt before my eyes.

8.04.2015

PURPLE TREETOPS - 8" x 8" pastel by Susan Roden

PURPLE TREETOPS
8" x 8" pastel*
*no frame nor glass
$95 + $10 insured shipping

Simplistic, fauvist and just plain purple!

7.20.2015

AND THE POCKET RIPPED - 6 x 6" sunset pastel by Susan Roden

AND THE POCKET RIPPED
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$155 + $15 insured shipping

Quickly the rays burst . . . as the sun dropped.


Click here to see "INA POCKET" before the sun dropped.

7.15.2015

DREAM AWAY - 6" x 6" pastel sunset by Susan Roden

DREAM AWAY
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$155 + $15 insured shipping

Rush and roll . . . life is a challenge.

Mishaps and pleasures . . .  life is fascinating.

Dreaming . . .  life is a gift!


6.24.2015

IN A POCKET - 6" x 6" landscape pastel by Susan Roden

IN A POCKET
6" x 6" pastel
*no glass nor frame
$155 + $15 insured shipping


Caressed by the colorful layers of the night.


5.20.2015

EVENING BLUE RAGE - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" sky pastel by Susan Roden

EVENING BLUE RAGE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat*
*no glass nor frame
$85 +$10 insured shipping



The day rolled . . .  at a hectic pace.

Emotions . . .  popping.

A day to remember.


5.18.2015

2 PALMS + GOLD - 30" h x 15"w oil pastel + gold leaf palm trees by Susan Roden

2 PALMS + GOLD
30"h x 15"w oil pastel, tree bark, palm fronds + gold leaf
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Well look it here! 
This is an oil pastel with gold leaf on canvas. I also used real
 palm fronds and tree bark which is adhered to the image. 

A little taste of California for you all!

5.05.2015

SHOOTING RAYS - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel by Susan Roden

SHOOTING RAYS
 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival mat, glass + black frame
$85 + $5 insured shipping


A glimpse of the sun  . . .  it's going to be a glorious day!

5.01.2015

I'M A LUCKY GAL . . . ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY POP!

SPRING AT THE DEL
10" x 8" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

It's spring at the Del and the Del found a nice home. 

Everything begins to pop and bloom during the spring
months, as with art sales. So fortunate that my art
is traveling to new homes to brighten someone's life.
I believe that is the highest honor of an artist.

Again, many thanks to Tirage Art Gallery for this sale, 
as well as representation and support throughout the years!