9.15.2020

2 LEAVES - 8" x 8" pastel by Susan Roden


 2 LEAVES 

8" x 8" pastel 

12" square white mat, glass + black frame

$175 + $15 shipping - tax inclusive

Who would believe, huh?  Now I'm dabbling in abstracts.

Actually this was special for a Pastel Society of New Mexico 

video program, with getting members to try a different genre. 

So the month of October will be on abstracts. 


Pictured below are the first 2 steps in executing this abstract.  

The top is the first basic shape that has been washed. 

The image at the bottom, is at the mid-point of execution. 

All is done in pastel onto UARTS sand paper.

9.14.2020

WHITE + BLUE BACKDROP - 8" x 8" Southwest landscape by Susan Roden


 WHITE + BLUE BACKDROP

8" x 8" pastel on sand paper

12" square mat, glass and black frame

$275 + $15 shipping - tax inclusive



After the rain and the skies cleared the colors appeared . . . 
white and blue to lighten one's mood. 

And comes the anticipation of a brighter day!

9.03.2020

PINKS + PURPLES - pastel Southwest Landscape by Susan Roden


PINKS + PURPLES 

5" x 5" pastel

8" square black mat, glass + black frame

$155 - Tax and shipping inclusive 



This was refreshing to work with purple and pink, since
most of my art gravitates towards blue tones. 

It is a somber look though.

8.31.2020

ROLLING BYE - southwest landscape by Susan Roden

 

ROLLING BYE

4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel

white mat, glass + black frame

$155 - tax and shipping inclusive 


This is another petite pastel that I created to showcase during my 

recent class on pastel washes. 


Just so much movement! 

One can almost feel the clouds passing.

8.26.2020

Susan Roden's 2 Entries Accepted in the PSNM Signature Show

 

EVENING + RED GLOW

12" x 12" Image

16" x 16" mat, glass and black frame

$707



 




Both of these pastels were accepted into PSNM's Signature Member 

Show and hosted at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage + Arts through 

Sept. 11, 2020.  The complete exhibit may be viewed online 

at this link.


All art may be purchased by debit, credit cards or checks by contacting

Linda Boatwright, PSNM Treasurer at psnm.treas@gmail.com 

or call 575-313-1898



THE GREAT THUNDER

12" x 12" Image

16" x 16" mat, glass and black frame

$707



8.25.2020

STACKED + FLOWING - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

 STACKED + FLOWING

4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel on sanded paper

8" square white mat and black frame

$155 - shipping + tax inclusive



I've been off with a busy life  . . . who would believe during a pandemic?

In the time I've been MIA, I  conducted a pastel class for Oasis/ABQ.
That truly was an experience!

I love teaching yet it was so difficult with keeping a 6' distance and
wearing a mask for the duration of the class. I was actually abled to
cover more material yet sure did a lot of talking! Exhausted when all
was done. 

So pictured above, Stacked + Flowing is one example for the class
on paste l washes. I feel there is a lot of movement capturing the
flight of clouds.

8.23.2020

MANY THANKS FOR THE SALE! - DARK BLUE NIGHT

 



DARK BLUE NIGHT
3" x 3" acrylic
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

I'm so honored this little piece sold and onto a wonderful home!
Now to find a little box. . . 

7.04.2020

DARK AS INK - 4" x 4" acrylic landscape by Susan Roden


DARK AS INK
4" x 4" acrylic on recycled wood block*
*sawtooth hanger 
$45 + $5 shipping - tax inclusive 



The world has appeared dark lately, so thought this little
painting was apropos of the times. Do hope things will 
lighten up for all soon. 

This little one is painted onto a recycled block of wood and
has a sawtooth hanger or can be propped on a petite easel.

Keep safe and well!

6.26.2020

A GENTLE ROLL - 12" x 12" pastel seascape by Susan Roden


A GENTLE ROLL 
12" x 12" pastel
$600 + $25 shipping (tax is inclusive)


I've noticed that my art has become very reflective of today's
pandemic crisis. 

First, I was focusing on mountaintop ridges with the viewer
looking off into the sky. Gave such an isolated feel. 
I realized this after reflecting on my imagery. 

Well now I've progressed onward to water scenes. Felt the visual 
movement was hypnotic and lulling . . . 

Peaceful.

6.24.2020

PINK SWAG - 5" x 5" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

PINK SWAG
5" x 5" pastel
glass + brown frame
NFS

I've truly been enjoying the rainstorms that have been 
passing through. Standing afar, yet almost can feel 
the drops!

6.05.2020

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

ONE LILY 
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel on wood
glass + gold frame
$65 + tax (shipping inclusive)


I've been going outside to paint weekly to combat the COVID-19 
blues. ONE LILY was created at Shady Lakes in Albuquerque that 
is stocked with waterlilies everywhere! And throw in some bull 
frogs and turtles in the mix. Really a peaceful time. 

Pictured below is my blocking-in sketch and the pieced finished 
with its frame.


5.25.2020

GOLDEN + AFAR- 16"h x 24"w - pastel landscape by Susan Roden

GOLDEN + AFAR
16"h x 24"w 
pastel on paper

Almost . . .  can touch the mountain ridge.
As I look off into the sunset . . .  from a distance.
Alone.

Social distancing at a perfection. 



5.18.2020

VIEWED RIDGELINE - 8" x 8" pastel by Susan Roden

VIEWED RIDGELINE
8"x 8" pastel on paper

This is the companion piece to Pastels + Afar,  which
already went onward to a very nice home. 

Struck me that these studies with a focus on distance,
really conveys a sense of isolation. Funny the subliminal 
thoughts that run around one's brain huh? 

Both are a precursor to a much larger piece I'll be posting 
very soon. Remain well and safe!

5.11.2020

A PINK NIGHT - 9" x 9" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

A PINK NIGHT
9" x 9" pastel
$325 + $25 shipping - tax inclusive


The onset of the evening . . .  was a thing of beauty.

As pink clouds . . .  raced throughout the sky.

Released happiness and hope!


5.01.2020

CALM WATERS - 4" x4" acrylic on recycled wood by Susan Roden

CALM WATERS
4" x 4" acrylic on recycled wood
5" square black deep-set floater frame
$125 - sales tax + shipping inclusive


Won't it be nice when the world feels calm and peaceful
once more? 

4.27.2020

BLUE CLOUD - 4" x 4" acrylic landscape by Susan Roden

BLUE CLOUD
4"x4" acrylic on wood
5" square deep black frame
$125 - shipping + tax inclusive



A cloud overshadows the ground . . . yet there is a band of orange hope.

4.20.2020

EVENING + RED GLOW - 12" x 12" sunset by Susan Roden

EVENING + RED GLOW
12" x 12" pastel on paper - *Unframed
$400 - shipping + taxes inclusive



This pastel embodies the feeling rampant in the world. 

Hidden contagious virus floating . . . sight unseen.

Stay safe

4.13.2020

A POCKET OF TEARS - 16" x 20" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

A POCKET OF TEARS
16" x 20" pastel

After a month of social distancing, I woke up
 this morning to a rainstorm. 
The sky is crying!

4.09.2020

PASTELS + AFAR -8" x 8" pastel and collage by Susan Roden


PASTELS + AFAR
8" x 8" pastel + paper collage
SOLD

Definitely the world is in an unprecedented and scary 
place. This new art, PASTELS + AFAR, I believe is an 
excellent portrayal on what we all are experiencing 
during social isolation.  

Below are three stages to create this piece. Also there is 
collaged paper scraps to the foreground mountains. An 
experimental execution I'm playing with.


12.30.2019

DARK BLUE NIGHT - 3" x 3" acrylic by Susan Roden

DARK BLUE NIGHT
3" x 3" acrylic on wood
 1 1/2"  deep black floater frame 
SOLD - Private Collector

Well I must have been really partying over here, for just now 
realized there is only one blog posted throughout December.
What???!!! 

So I am posting a sweet, petite acrylic and offering at a 
special price. And by petite, this little one is only 3" square. 

Please note, that this little one could be hung on the wall
or set upon a tabletop or window ledge since it's in a deep-set
floater frame.