8.17.2018

REEDS - monoprint by Susan Roden

REEDS
monoprint inks on paper

I have been gearing up for two workshops with one 
completed this past Monday and Wednesday and the 
second upcoming next week. 

I really enjoy interacting with others, for at those times 
the 'line' between students and instructors become blurred. 
By this I mean, that amazingly one learns from one's 
student in every session. Their creativity and manner of 
execution is so unique, that it touches territories I may 
have never thought of. So it's always a learning experience 
for all involved!

With that said, I'm posting 2 monoprints I created last year 
in a workshop at Remarque / New Grounds in Albuquerque. 

Love REEDS for it's simplicity and fluidity!
Blue Monprint and additional pieces were created 
specifically to use for a future life drawing with graphite. 

BLUE MONOPRINT
monoprint inks on paper 


8.12.2018

GEARING UP FOR A WORKSHOP!


 FIRE + PASSION
6" x 6" pastel on sanded paper
12" square mat, AR glass, + gold frame
$265 + $10 shipping*
*tax inclusive


Preparing for 2 workshops on pastel skies at Albuquerque's
 OASIS. Always so much to remember and gather together, 
but do enjoy it much!

And I'm happy to write that both classes are Sold Out!
Soon I'll be posting pics of the 2 events. 

There will be another workshop on Unique Pastel Still Lifes
in November, so will keep all posted of dates and when
 registration opens.


8.10.2018

FORGOTTEN TRACKS - 10" x 8" pastel by Susan Roden

FORGOTTEN TRACKS 
10" x 8" pastel
black mat, glass + frame
SOLD - Private Collector

Love this little scene! 

Such a cozy and and ethereal evening.
The setting is a tiny abandoned house in Santa Fe 
along the Railyards, yet these tracks are not functional. 

And this petite pastel has now gone onto a wonderful home! 

Thank you Tish!

8.02.2018

A REGAL LOOK (detail) - 10" round pastel on wood by Susan Roden

A REGAL LOOK*
10" round pastel on wood panel
*detail of image

And this is the second piece I worked on 
for two hours at life drawing yesterday. 

Only about halfway done, but you can see 
my layering to build up the image. 

The first layer is created with a pastel wash 
to build up a mid-tone.Then the top sequential
 layers are pastel strokes, alternating between 
blunt to broad strokes.  

Really liking the wood as a substrate . . . 
fun, fun, fun!

8.01.2018

FACIAL STUDY - 6" x 6" pastel on canvas by Susan Roden

FACIAL STUDY 
6" x 6" pastel on canvas

Wednesdays have been my day of life drawing.
And lately I've been playing with different bases to 
study the effects with texture and application of color.

Above 'Facial Study', is my preliminary exploration
of the model to work out positioning of her facial 
features and shadowing, while executing onto a 
square piece of canvas. The canvas is quite textured
creating a "pebbly" effect with a subtle tone.

I had spent about 1 1/2 hours on this before venturing
 onto a larger wood substrate. I'll post that tomorrow
so you can see the difference in color and texture.

7.31.2018

MASSIVE YET LIGHT - 6" x 3 1/2" acrylic skyscape by Susan Roden

MASSIVE YET LIGHT*
6" x 3 1/2" acrylic on recycled wood block
*wall hung yet unframed
$75 - tax + shipping inclusive



The storm traveled on as the sky opened up.

Billowy white clouds raced . . .  and backdropped
by the brilliant hue of blue.

So light, so airy, so uplifting!

7.29.2018

CLOUD BURST - 6" x 3 1/2" acrylic on wood by Susan Roden

CLOUD BURST*
6" x 3 1/2" acrylic on wood block
*wall hanging & unframed
$75 - tax + shipping inclusive




Blue were the skies . . . and pregnant was the cloud.

And the purple mass was heavy and swollen with moisture.

With fascination I gazed upward as the rain drenched my face

. . . cleansing all.


7.27.2018

PURPLE MOVEMENT - 4" x 6" acrylic sky by Susan Roden

PURPLE MOVEMENT*
4" x 6" acrylic on board / *unframed
$75 - tax & shipping inclusive



Fast and fluid . . . the purple cloud flew as the pastel 
colors tumbled and rolled. 

Light . . . were my spirits.




7.23.2018

Representation with Jezebel Gallery & Studio of Madrid!

ROLLING + MOVING CLOUDS*
6"x 6" pastel, 10" white mat, 
glass + burnt wood frame -$295 
*Courtesy of Jezebel Studios 

Rolling + Moving Clouds 
is one of the many pastels 
now hanging at Jezebel 
Gallery of Madrid, NM.





Madrid is on the Turquoise Trail leading on Albuquerque's eastern side of the Sandia 
Mountains to Santa Fe. Quite scenic with a 
cruise through some old mining towns. 

So two months ago Jezebel Gallery begun carrying my art, with focus on my skies and animals. All are framed in burnt pallet wood frames created by my husband, Dave Roden.

If you can't make the trip, then please check out 
Jezebel's online site here.



7.20.2018

Another SOLD by Tirage Art

LOVELY (Huntington Gardens)
*Courtesy of Tirage Art
SOLD

Here's another pastel that had been sold during
  Tirage Art's Retirement Sale.  So grateful
 for the many years of representation!


7.19.2018

YELLOW - 10" round pastel on wood by Susan Roden

YELLOW
10" round pastel on wood

Wednesday is a day I typically go to life drawing. 
So wonderful to be immersed in the art of painting 
from life! And I enjoy immensely on trying different 
supports and techniques. 

Above, YELLOW, is a sketch completed in 45 minutes. 
This is on a wooden base and executed with underlying 
pastel washes. I've been playing here for am giving a class
in November at Oasis on pastel washes with still lifes.
More about that coming up later!

Below, RED CROSS,  is the warm-up sketch I created 
during the same session. This is the 2nd and the 
wood substrate measures 7" x 4 1/2". This was created
as a preliminary facial study and to see the effectiveness
of washes onto the wood base. 
Really like what I have going on! 

RED CROSS 
7" x 4 1/2" pastel on wood

7.13.2018

PARASOL - 12" x 9" pastel sketch by Susan Roden

PARASOL
12" x 9" pastel on paper

Wednesday was a morning of life drawing . . . 
 so relaxing of a day!

Parasol is one of the 2 sketches I created 
at The Artists Studio in Albuquerque.
And such a great model!

7.12.2018

BUOYANT CLOUDS - 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" pastel landscape by Susan Roden

BUOYANT CLOUDS
8 1/2" x 11 1/2" pastel
double mat, AR glass + gold frame

'Buoyant Clouds' was accepted into the Land 
of Enchantment Show sponsored by the 
Pastel Society of New Mexico and on view 
at the Community Gallery of Santa Fe. 

All accepted pastel paintings were to depict
New Mexico, so here's my imagery of state's 
vibrant clouds bursting from the landscape.

The exhibit is on view from July 6th to the 25th, 
yet only open to the public till the 16th. So there's 
still 4 more days to see the show!

6.27.2018

LILIES + PADS - Sold! Thank you Tirage Art

LILIES + PADS*
SOLD
* Courtesy of Tirage Art

Discovery of many sales upon arriving at Tirage Art
 last week. Lilies + Pads is one of the sixteen 
pastels that went onto a new home.

Bittersweet to say good-bye as I passed through 
the doors for the last time. The gallery will have
an internet presence, so please continue to follow
online.  


6.22.2018

FLORALS ON WOOD - 10" x 10" pastel on wood panel by Susan Roden

FLORALS ON WOOD
10"x10" pastel / wash on cradled wood panel

Just returned from California for the closing 
of Tirage Art.
Sad . ..  sad . . . sad.

Now working on imagery for an upcoming class 
at OASIS of Albuquerque. This class will be held 
November 12th and 14th. 

FLORALS ON WOOD is a sample illustrating the 
use of base washes onto a wooden substrate. Looser, 
sketchy, and a visual blended appearance. 

6.16.2018

FINAL DAY - 50% sale at Tirage Art Gallery

LINGER*
6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" white mat, glass and gold frame
*Courtesy of Tirage Art
Original Price $250 SALE PRICE $125

Today is the final day before the doors shut at Tirage Art 
of Pasadena, CA. I've been with the gallery for over 14 years
 and loved every minute! Honored to be part 
of this esteemed gallery and will miss them greatly!

Still opportunity to purchase original art from national artists 
online or in person. Click here to go online for additional 
information.

RAINY DAY*
11" x 15" pastel on paper
SOLD - *Courtesy of Tirage Art

6.15.2018

1 Day Remaining - SALE!

HIDE-N-SEEK*
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" x 8" white mat, glass + gold frame
SOLD!
*Courtesy of Tirage Art


And the days roll down . . .  now you see them, 
and then you don't.

Please click here with interest of purchasing and / or 
to see remaining art to buy.

6.14.2018

Just 2 days remaining! . . . SALE!

FESTIVE SETTING *
 20" x 16"pastel on paper
24" x 20" white mat, glass + gilded gold frame 
*Courtesy of Tirage Art
Originally $1,300 / Sale price $650

Well just 2 days remaining for Tirage Art gallery's 
50% retirement sale and for the gallery to close.

Above, FESTIVE SETTING, is one of the remaining 
pieces of mine available. With interest, please click here 
to purchase or view remaining art available.


6.11.2018

COUNTDOWN! Sale at Tirage Art

RED, RED, RED TUMBLE*
10" x 8" pastel on paper
framed: 16" x 14"
$500 / Sale price $250
*Courtesy of Tirage Art Gallery

Countdown for the final week at Tirage Art Gallery. 
Click here to go to the gallery's site for additional info
 or purchase.

And the apples are tumbling down!

6.10.2018

1 WEEK REMAINING FOR SALE AT TIRAGE ART

PEEK-A-BOO RED*
pastel on paper
*Courtesy of Tirage Art

Ridiculous sale of 50% off original art at Tirage Art Gallery!

PEEK-A-BOO RED is one of my pastels available. The gallery's
 retirement sale will be ending on June 16th and any remaining 
paintings will then return to original pricing.

Since there is a limited time, I will be posting a few more 
pastels this week included within Tirage's sale. 

With interest, either drop into the gallery at 1 W. California Blvd,
Pasadena, CA or click here to go to their website for an online
directory and / or contact info.