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Sold! BLUE by Susan E Roden

 BLUE  soft pastel  SOLD This is another petite pastel that sold recently.  Many thanks to the collector!
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Sold! - A Mist + Clouds by Susan Roden

A Mist + Clouds SOLD  So fortunate for had a few sales, that I'll be posting  this week. So honored when someone loves a piece  I had created and it goes to a lovely home.  A Mist + Clouds has  always been one of my favorites,  and off it went! And so appropriate too, for the  past couple days it's been raining with misty skies.  Thank you!


CLASSES, TEACHING + PAINTING   I have been so busy teaching as well as painting! Above are two abstract pastels created for demos during  two classes at Oasis / ABQ.  On the left was created at the first class in May and the  right was from this past week. The classes were learning  of representational and non-representational abstracts.  They had vases of florals for inspiration.  Now I have upcoming eight-week classes at the New Mexico Art League on the dynamics of strokes and substrates.  Fun, fun, fun!

Approaching Workshop at New Mexico Art League

Workshop!    Quickly approaching is my 4-days workshop on Painting the Light of New Mexico at the New Mexico Art League in Albuquerque. Will be working on sunny days with white clouds to rain clouds and sunsets. Will definitely be fun! For more information please click here. Evening + Red Glow 2 - soft pastel

A Long time has passed . . . miss you all!

  BEAUTY - Abstract 2 soft pastel on sanded paper It's been so long since I've posted, so playing catch up now.  I've been so fortunate and awarded a residency in April - more  about all of this later! - had a solo show at Harwood Art Center  in Albuquerque, and classes at Oasis / ABQ and the New Mexico  Art League .  Guess I'll start with that first, so above is one of my demos at the Art League with the class of 3 Stages of Abstraction. Was fun, to think outside of the box with abstracts.  

Roden has 3 Pastels at the Millicent Rogers Museum!

 Fallen Chamisa  -  Sunset + the Ridge  -  Overgrown Beauty $600                       $850                        $600 My three pastels above are included within the Pastel Society  of New Mexico's Signature Show and on exhibit at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos.   The show opened March 25th and runs through April 16, with an artists reception on Saturday, April 1st from  3 - 5pm. Unfortunately I'll be at an art residency at the Mission Street Arts in the Jemez, so unable to attend. If  you're able to attend, the Museum is located at  1504 Millicent Rogers Rd, Taos, NM . I saw the work as I dropped of mine and it's a wonderful show!  To purchase or see a catalog of the show click here.

Pastel classes with Susan Roden

So what's this?  This is the beginning of an abstract painting. It has been a busy week and hasn't quite ended.  I've  been teaching at three different places with different topics at each.  Above is the start of an abstract pastel that I demo'ed  at Oasis / ABQ, showing the blocking in stage. We  did have three vases of fresh flowers in the room  for inspiration, plus it smelled so nice! Once the painting  progresses, the flowers will not be so noticeable.  I'll post once this is completed, so stay tuned!