1.16.2019

TURBAN - pastel by Susan Roden

TURBAN 
pastel on paper

Getting back to my routine - sure feels good! 
(& unbelievable 1/2 the month has already gone by!) 

So today I went to life drawing and struggled away
for 2 hours on a full body image that was going 
nowhere. Then jammed this out the last hour. 

1.15.2019

THE SHROUD - SOLD!

THE SHROUD
pastel & gold leaf
SOLD

Just received yesterday a phone call from the
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club that my painting
has sold! 

So thankful for the Patrons and Supporters 
of art. Everyone of you enable artists to continue
with this profession. 

1.14.2019

Opening of Diptych at the Aux Dog Theatre of Albuquerque!

DAWN OF PUBERTY
13"h x 12"w pastel

Friday was the opening night for the 9 performances of 
DIPTYCH at the Aux Dog Theatre! This is the world-premiere 
and created specifically for the X-Space of the Aux Dog Theatre. 

The storyline created by Mark Dunn, charters the
life relationship of a Mother & her artistic Daughter. The 
mother is represented by actor Kathleen Welker and the 
daughter is portrayed through my 32 pieces of pastels and 
mixed media art.

Below are some scenes from this past weekend and the 
public's reception has been fantastic! 


1.11.2019

DROPPING COLORS - 12" x 11" pastel by Susan Roden

DROPPING COLORS
12"h x 11"w pastel
18"h x 17"w mat, glass + black frame
$675 - tax + shipping inclusive


A new year . . . with the past going out with a blaze! 

Hope, support and love . . .  to each and everyone! 

1.09.2019

A MIST + CLOUDS one to be featured at Oasis Opening

A MIST + CLOUDS
14"h x 11"w pastel
glass + gold frame

Tomorrow is the opening reception at Oasis / Albuquerque.
Above, A MIST + CLOUDS, is one of the pieces on exhibit. 

Getting my tap-dancing shoes on for the event (just kidding!).
But will be dressed nice. 
Hope to see you there!

1.07.2019

Roden's 'THE SHROUD' juried into CLWAC's 122nd Annual Open Exhibition

THE SHROUD
14"h x 11"w
pastel + gold leaf

Tomorrow, January 8th signifies the opening of
Open Juried Exhibition. Pleased that my above 
painting, The Shroud was juried in. 

The show may be viewed at the National Arts Club, 
15 Gramercy Park South, NY, NY, through January 25th. 
The hours are Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm.
Saturdays and Sundays are by appointment. 



1.02.2019

5 GOLDEN on its way to OASIS!

5 GOLDEN
25"h x 18"w pastel

Framing, inventorying, labeling, packing + gearing up 
to deliver art. Most do not realize the process in 
preparing artwork for an exhibit. So much more than 
just creating a piece. 

It's all a labor of love!

5 GOLDEN is one of the many pieces included within
my solo show, Subtle Nuances: Pastel Paintings by 
Susan E Roden, at Oasis / Albuquerque. The exhibit opens 
Thursday, January 10th with an artists reception - yes, 
I'll be there!- from 5 - 6:30pm. 

Additional information available by clicking here

12.31.2018

5 Remaining days for NM Art League Exhibit

CLOUD BURST
5 3/4"h x 3 1/2 w acrylic on wood
9"h x 6"w glass + frame


Above is the acrylic painting, Cloud Burst, on a 
reclaimed wood block that is on exhibit at The New 
Mexico Art League's Small Works & Holiday Show.
The show is up till January 5th so just a few more 
days remaining.

More information by clicking here.

12.29.2018

Premiere Opening of 'Diptych' at Aux Dog Theatre on Jan 11th!

MY CUP IS 1/2 FILLED          DAWN OF PUBERTY
12"h x 12"w pastel                             13"h x 12"w pastel
       20" x 20" mat, glass + gilded frame     22"h x 22"w mat, glass + gilded frame


I'm so honored to have been introduced by VJ Liberatori 
of the Aux Dog Theatre to playwright Mark Dunn in a 
collaboration of an original play that merges theatre 
with fine arts. And an unique aspect of Diptych is that this
 production is immersive, with audience participation 
within the setting. 

This fictional tale is a geography of a Mother -played
 by Kathleen Welker- and daughter's relationship. 
My art represents the daughter whom is an artist.

Dunn's play, Diptych is the featured piece 
within ABQ Solofest, an annual festival throughout 
January at the Aux Dog Theatre. Above are two of 
my pastels within the 34-piece collection of pastels 
and mixed media included within Diptych


The world premiere will be presented at the Aux Dog's 
X-Space with opening night on January 11th. This 
show may be seen on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and 
Sundays at 2pm through January 27th. Tickets may be 
purchased online, so please click: www.auxdogtheatre.org 
or phone #505-596-0607.  

12.28.2018

Susan E. Roden's solo pastel opening at Oasis on January 10th


I am so fortunate to be starting off the new year 
with a solo show! 

Oasis of Albuquerque is exhibiting a new collection 
of adobes, landscapes and sunflower pastels. The artist 
reception is Thursday, January 10th which coincides 
with the opening date of a four-month show. 

Above is the pertinent information or please click here. 
Do hope everyone in Albuquerque will attend!  

12.16.2018

STUDY OF ORANGE SLANT - 5" x 5" pastel by Susan Roden

STUDY OF ORANGE SLANT 
5" x 5" pastel
8" square archival white mat, AR glass + gold frame
to contact store for purchase

And now I'm in the middle of framing.  
Above, Study of Orange Slant, is a sweet, petite pastel
that is going to Patrician Design in Albuquerque. 
But do not fear, if you live somewhere else, for you can 
click onto  Patrician Design and give them a buzz. 
Patti and her gal crew is more than happy to forward this 
little one along. 

Will be posting soon some very exciting news, that's kept 
me so busy (and silent) over here.

Ho, ho, ho to one and all!


12.14.2018

Reception at New Mexico Art League Saturday, the 15th!

ZOE WITH TULLE HAT    A REGAL STUDY
             4" x 4"pastel                    10" x 8" pastel + gold leaf


Once again I've been silent on my end. And it hasn't been 
for not working. Between a commission (which I'll be posting 
very soon), juried  and solo shows, collaborating on a play and 
assuming the 2019 Presidency to the Pastel Society of 
New Mexico. Oh, and who could forget there are holidays 
coming around quickly! 

Pictured here are 3 images that were juried into New Mexico 
Art League's Small Works Holiday Show. The exhibition is 
from December 4, 2018 to January 5, 2019. The artists reception 
is tomorrow, Saturday the 15th from 5 to 7pm. 
Click here for more info at the Art league's website.


CLOUD BURST
 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" acrylic on wood block 


10.25.2018

FEMALE MODEL - pastel sketch by Susan Roden

FEMALE MODEL 
pastel on paper

This sketch was completed in a hour during a life drawing 
session a couple of days ago. Feels so good to be back 
onto a schedule here! Time flies and I always seem to have 
something popping up, but these drawing sessions really 
help strengthen one's eye and hand coordination.

And of course, pop of colors always brighten the day! 

10.20.2018

MALE STUDY - pastel sketch by Susan Roden

MALE STUDY
pastel on paper

Last Wednesday was life drawing day and the 
model was a male. For some reason males are 
more difficult.


10.16.2018

ABIQUI pastel by Susan Roden -Sold!

ABIQUI
5"h x 6 1/4" w pastel
Double White Mat, AR glass + Brown Frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

With many thanks to Jezebel Studio & Gallery of 
Madrid, New Mexico, for the sale!

10.14.2018

PASSING RED - 8" x 8" pastel skyscape by Susan Roden

PASSING RED
 8" Square pastel on Sanded paper
AR Glass + Burnt pallet frame
$255 + $15 shipping


Just a swath of red . . . passing through the sky. 

Flashes of brightness . . .  illuminating the pale night.

Temperament . . . keeping in check.

9.13.2018

DRAWING FROM LIFE

Blocked in study in pastels

On Wednesday I usually go to life drawing. 
It's so educational to draw a model from life! 
There seems to be a sense of 'freshness' that's 
nonparallel to working from a photo. 

Above is my first stage of blocking in the 
red-headed model. I underlaid three pastel 
shades onto the paper before starting to sketch
to give a nice undertone. 

Below is a more progressed stage.

9.10.2018

SHADOWS + REDS going to PSNM Signature Show!

SHADOWS + REDS
14" x 11" pastel 
20" x 16" mat, AR glass and black + silver frame

Once again I've been quiet over here, but just because I've been 
rocking with work. And so little time, but ever so thankful!

Above floral Shadows + Reds will be on exhibit at the Pastel
Society of New Mexico's Signature Members' Show which will
run from October 6th to November 10th at the Los Lunas
Museum of Heritage and Art. Always such a honor to be 
recognized as a Distinguished and Signature Member of this 
society!

Rock on . . . . !

8.30.2018

SOLD! - 2 pastel landscapes by Susan Roden

AN ORANGE GOOD NIGHT
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel, 8" square archival white mat, 
glass + frame 
SOLD - Private Collection of Alex Richardson


A day scene and a blazing sunset . . .

Two more landscape pastels are onward to 
a new home, with many thanks to Alex!











BLUE PAST THE CLOUDS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel, 8" square archival white mat, 
glass + frame 
SOLD - Private Collection of Alex Richardson





8.26.2018

LIGHT RAIN - 14" x 11" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

LIGHT RAIN
14"h x 11"w pastel 
20" x 16" archival mat, glass and gold frame
$550 + $20 Insured shipping - tax inclusive


Standing on a ridge . . . while the mist fell 
onto my upturned face.

Relishing the colors . . .  and smelling the fresh scents.

Alive!