HIDDEN JOSHUA - acrylic landscape by Susan Roden

6" x 6" acrylic on canvas

This petite gem is one of three going to Aurora Colorado
for the 26th Annual Gateway to the Rockies Art Show
So excited!


RED + BLAZING - pastel sunset by Susan Roden

4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
mat, glass + black frame
$150 + $15 shipping (tax inclusive)


Just revisited this petite, blazing pastel when Patrician Design

sent out a mailer. 

Love the heat! 


SOLD - Cloud Burst - acrylic landscape by Susan Roden


Sold - Private Collector

So happy when my little ones go to new homes!

And this acrylic cloud burst was painted on reclaimed 

block of wood.


AS THE BLUE SETTLES - pastel sunset by Susan Roden




This sweet small thing has been downtown at Patrician Design.

They wanted an image for a mailer so I just revisited it. 

Forgot how much I liked it!

Simple + subtle.


RED SPIRES - 6" x 6" acrylic Southwest Landscape by Susan Roden

6" x 6" acrylic on canvas

Trekking along a dusty road . . . on a pleasant morning. 
Red and orange spires jut up . . . reaching to the sky.

Colors and brightness . . .  elevates my moods!


Sold! ORANGE SLANT - pastel landscape by Susan Roden

24" x 24" pastel with handmade burnt wood frame
Sold - Private Collector

And the same collector whom purchased  Passing Red
purchased this and 3 others. 

Surely gives credence to the hard work of an artist!
Humbled  . . . and thankful.


SOLD Passing Red - pastel by Susan Roden

12" x 12" pastel
Sold - private Collector

So very proud that Passing Red and four other pastels went onto 
a Collector. Always feel so blessed whenever that happens!


Mini Mountain 2 - 3" x3" acrylic by Susan Roden


3" x 3" acrylic on wood panel

black deep-set floater frame

$65 + $5 shipping - tax inclusive 

I've been thinking small these past few days. Making

life simpler. And to travel in my mind to far-a-way places!

Sure helps with minor problems, aches and pains.

The imagination is truly grand!!


Mini Mountain -3" x 3" acrylic by Susan Roden

3" x 3" acrylic on wood
black, deep floater frame
$65 + $5 shipping - tax inclusive

Some days one feels insignificant . . . and small.
so much happening, so much activity . . . all around you. 

Enjoy it all.


DUNES AT DUSK - 6"x6" acrylic landscape by Susan Roden

6" x 6" acrylic on wood
$95 - tax and shipping inclusive

Above is an acrylic of the dunes at the Desert Dairy Farm at dusk.
The palette of colors is much different than I typically use, but 
love the feeling! And I loved climbing up to the top of the dunes. 
The view was incredible!

Below are two pictures with the one on the left showing the 
entrance to my little space at the Farm. And the right shows 
the interior. Small but just right!


Joshua Boulders painting by Susan Roden + Video of residency by Ted Meyer

6" x 6" acrylic on wood
$95 - *tax and shipping inclusive 

Here is an acrylic created depicting the mountainous range
at the Joshua Tree National Park in California. Many opportunities
for an individual to hike on trails with incredible views. 

Also, here is the video created by Ted Meyer of my residency at
Twentynine Palms, CA. 

This video covers the installation at the Desert Dairy Farm
of the painted Desert Sculpture, a Kickstarter project
 and created art during my stay. Incredible experience and
I thank all of my supporters, Anna Stump and Ted Meyer
of the Desert Dairy Farm!


A JOSHUA - 10" x 10" Southwest acrylic by Susan Roden


10" x 10" acrylic on wooden panel 

Well it's been awhile since my last posting and I apologize. 

Pinched back nerve - ouch! 

So now I'm back and onward with my travels at Twentynine Palms.

On my second day of residency at the Desert Dairy Farm, I spent

 half of it at the Joshua Tree National Park. Breath-taking! 

Above a joshua tree is front-center of the painting. They are truly 

amazing and massive in height. 

Above is the sculpture I painted prior to arriving at the Farm. Had

 only seen pictures of joshua trees, which was used for my painting 

source. So happy to see they were actually as I envisioned!


DESERT DUNES - 6" x 6" desert acrylic by Susan Roden


6" x 6" acrylic on cradled wooden panel

One of my favorite places to walk to at the Desert Dairy Farm 

was the dunes. They were leading to the top of a hill and the 

view was incomparable! Above, DESERT DUNES, is a petite

vignette I created while at the Farm. 

This was the place I initially would have liked to install the sculpture,

but the area was unstable for it continually shifted during sand and 

wind storms.

Below is a photo of approaching the dunes before walking up to

the top.


PINK BEAUTY- 10" x 10" acrylic landscape by Susan Roden


10" x 10" acrylic on cradled wooden panel

Sold - Private Collector

During my residency I spent two afternoons at the Joshua Tree 

National Park. Above is a scene from there.

 Was fascinated with the Joshua trees with their shaggy bark. 

This was quite a departure for me with a predominate pink palette.

Kind of grooving on it too.

And an added plus is this went to a local collector, so I get to 

visit the painting! Always nice to have that opportunity and see a 

piece with fresh eyes.


DESERT PASTEL -5"x5" pastel by Susan Roden

 Desert Pastel
5" x 5" pastel on wood panel

Above, Desert Pastel, is the first piece of art and only
pastel that I created while at the Farm. It was Saturday,
February 13th at 6 am, with the chilled winds moving 
with alarming speed throughout the sky. 

 The afternoon of the day prior, I drove up to the 
Desert Dairy Farm with my sculpture strapped onto the 
front and back seats. Curiosity and anticipation of 
what was in store for me with this residency.

Anna Stump, co-founder of the Desert Dairy Farm
gave me a grand tour of the facilities and grounds. 
Below is a front view of the barn, where I spent much
time during the day.


A GOLDEN GLOW - 6" x 6" acrylic by Susan Roden



6" x 6" acrylic on wood panel

Private Collector

Upon arrival at the Desert Dairy Farm, I was immediately given 

a tour of the 5 acres. Such diversity between the mountain ridges

 and the oasis! And colors that I did not envision for a desert. 

Above, A Golden Glow, is a rendition of the view from the barn 

leading to the town of Twentynine Palms. Below is a sample 

of what I saw. 

One of my goals was to punch up my color palettes, so during

my stay, I painted small vignettes and experimented. Felt 

I succeeded with A Golden Glow


GATEWAY - 6" x 6" acrylic - private collector by Susan Roden

6" x 6" acrylic on wood panel
Private Collector

Silence . . . returned.

Many know that I returned nearly 3 weeks ago from an art 
residency at the Desert Dairy Farm in Twentynine Palms, CA. 
It has been a moving experience, plus the knowledge I gleamed 
from the coordinated Kickstarter project was invaluable. Since 
my time was consumed with the project, I was silent. 

And now is the time for me to write this experience.

Above, GATEWAY, is an acrylic of the entryway to the Farm, so felt
it was fitting for the start of my journey. The viewer is actually 
looking outward from the Farm's entrance and this is a scene 
during a high-wind storm, which prevailed for 2 1/2 days. 
All background scenery was obscured resulting in an eery effect.



Sold - A DRAMATIC MORNING - Pastel Sunset by Susan Roden


6" x 6" pastel

Sold - Private Collector

So very fortunate for sales during the holiday season and pictured 

is one of them! 

I am every so grateful for art patrons and each sale, which helps in 

keeping the artist alive. And touching to know that it will hang in 

someone's home to cherish. 

Many thanks!


DESCENDING PURPLES - 6" x 6" pastel landscape by Susan Roden


6" x 6" pastel
 10" square white mat, glass + black frame
$175 + $20 shipping - sales tax inclusive

Cold is coming and perhaps some rain and snow. 
Descending Purples depicts the feeling abound. 

Where is summer?


Joshua Trees - acrylic painting by Susan Roden



acrylic on recycled wood block - *one of Kickstarter rewards

Today has been truly a monumental day in many ways. 

With the support and funding from family, friends and art lovers my 

Kickstarter budget was met - 10 days prior to the ending of the project.

 Truly amazing and I'm so very grateful!

Monies still may fund the project with 100% of that amount to be donated

to the Desert Dairy Farm to aid future art residents. You can see more

about the Desert Dairy Farm by clicking here.

And to donate to my Kickstarter project click now.