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 
$55*
*tax + shipping inclusive


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.

12.03.2019

Opening December 7th at the Randy Higbee Gallery!



Please to announce that I have two pastels included 
within Randy Higbee Gallery's 10th Annual 
6" Squared Exhibition and Sale.  

Opening is Saturday, December 7th from 6 to 9pm
at 102 Kalmus Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 

Randy's openings are grand affairs, so I encourage
anyone in the vicinity to attend. Unfortunately I 
can not this year but will be there in spirit and 
artwork. 

And there are 533 oils and 75 pastels and watercolors,
so pleased I am 2 of the 75!

Work may be viewed and purchased online so click on:




11.17.2019

YELLOW SIDE VIEW - pastel by Susan Roden

YELLOW SIDE VIEW 
pastel on wood circle

This is a small pastel drawn from life a week ago. 
And I decided the last 40 minutes to paint this. 

Such a stoic, beautiful model!

11.13.2019

PURPLE + YELLOW SKETCH - pastel by Susan Roden

PURPLE + YELLOW SKETCH
14" x 11" pastel on paper

Last Friday I went to life drawing. Just love the 
time engrossed in observing another's  mannerisms.

I'm also curious on what the model's actually thinking
while posing. Are they at a far-away place, traveling
to another location and time? 



11.07.2019

ARTIST RECEPTION this Saturday!

PENSIVE + COLORS
14" x 11' pastel
20" x 16" mat, glass + gilded frame
$395

This Saturday, November 9th from 5 to 7pm is the Artist 
Reception of True Likeness, an Exhibition of the Portrait 
and Figure. And I'll be here!

The show is at the New Mexico Art League and runs
 through November 23rd. Amazing work in all medias.

I have three pastels in the exhibit and pictured below 
is the 2nd one, ATTITUDE + GOLD.

Click here for more information.

  

11.06.2019

GLIDING OVER THE TOWN - 6" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

GLIDING OVER THE TOWN
6" x 6" pastel
museum glass, spacers and black frame

GLIDING OVER THE TOWN is my second of the two pastels
that were juried into Randy Higbee Gallery's 10th Annual
6" Squared Exhibition and Sale

I was in the gallery's premiere exhibit back in 2009. Since I 
lived in San Diego at that time, was travel to the gallery to 
see the exhibit. So very fortunate I'm participating once again!

11.02.2019

A PINK RACE - at Randy Higbee's 6 x 6 Show!

A PINK RACE
6" x 6" pastel
black frame, spacer  glass

I'm very pleased that A Pink Race is one of my two pastels
that were juried into Randy Higbee Gallery's 10th Annual
6" Squared Exhibition and Sale

I was in the gallery's very first exhibit back in 2009 and since 
living in San Diego at that time, was able to go in person to 
see the exhibit. Wonderful range of art, so fortunate I'm 
participating once again!

All art will be for sale and they make great holiday gifts!
So please click on this link, to see the online show if you're unable
to travel to Costa Mesa, CA. 

10.30.2019

RED HOPE - 6" x 6" pastel by Susan Roden

RED HOPE
6" x 6" pastel 
10" square black, white mat, glass + frame
$275*
*shipping + tax inclusive


As I faced the evening . . . obligations  of tomorrow raced.

Overwhelmed and abated breathe . . . I wondered how?

So few minutes . . . so little time. 

And then I counted my blessings.