Saturday, April 30, 2011

4 GLOBES BY SUSAN RODEN

4 GLOBES*
SUSAN RODEN
14"h x 8"w pastel
$495

Funny how some paintings resonate above others with an Artist.

This is one for me and always have been quite fond of it.

Such a balancing act with the elements. . . as with life. 

All appears calm and orderly, but just takes one slip!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

ORANGE + JELLY BY SUSAN RODEN

ORANGE + JELLY
SUSAN RODEN
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


Everyone knows the Contessa is so fond of jelly. 

Her donuts are so dramatic while oozes with the sticky stuff.

What can I do but strike with another jelly? 

ps my fingers are sure sticky!

City Expression Three, large, abstract painting by Carol Engles

19 x 23 watercolor and pastel on paper.

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California Abstract Artist Carol Engles

The District in Moonlight - By Prerana Kulkarni

The District in Moonlight
- Prerana Kulkarni

11x14 inches, Oil on Canvas Panel
Painted using Palette Knife

This painting will be available for 2 weeks starting April 30th at the
Chemer's Gallery, Tustin, California.

Small abstract by Lynne Cunningham


"Pink Dilemma" 
painted April 27th

oil & oil pastels on canvas; available
7" x 6" (unframed)
$75., USD (shipping within continental U.S. only)

To purchase, email me and I will send you a Paypal receipt.
A credit card is needed, but not a Paypal account

Trying out new colors, new shapes for a new show.  Switching over to abstracts, I love to play with design, gestural paintstrokes and texture while painting . . . . and COLOR!  I love pink.  All shades and hues of pink.  This small painting in a retro color palette would go great on white or pale walls.

Fresh off the easel, this painting will need to dry for 1 week before mounting on panel / shipping. 

To see  more abstract paintings , see the blog
To read more about the artist, see the website:  the website

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WHITE FROSTING BY SUSAN RODEN

WHITE FROSTING
SUSAN RODEN
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


Okey . . .  time has passed with no sight of the Contessa.

But I'm still in the game!

Anyone else want to play?

Got Frosting?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Roses en plein air by Lynne Cunningham

"Roses" 
painted en plein air 

oil on panel; available
12" x 16" (unframed)
$300., USD (shipping within continental U.S. only)

To purchase, email me and I will send you a Paypal receipt.
A credit card is needed, but not a Paypal account

Roses in natural light, arranged in a simple vase; this painting is from a garden event from May, 2010 here in Davis, California.  During the event visitors tour spectacular gardens;  artists set up and paint in the gardens and an exhibit of the paintings is on display later on.   I sold one painting from this event and this painting is available.

Each spring brings a revisit of evocative memories . . . 
My roses are just now coming into full bloom and the sight of them reminded me of the painting. 

To  read my blog entry for this painting click the link to see the description
To read more about the artist, see the website:  the website

Monday, April 25, 2011

Completing a Painting



How Does An Artist Know When A Painting Is Complete?

Big Flowered Euphorbia
48" x 30"

Just completed!  
Read about my question and add your comments.  Click on the link below:

Chocolate Stallion, abstract equine art by Carol Engles

10 x 14 watercolor, pastel and charcoal on paper.

jcengles@verizon.net

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California Abstract Artist Carol Engles

In the Garden, plein air by Lynne Cunningham

"In the Garden" 
painted en plein air March, 2011

oil on panel; available
6" x 6" (unframed)
$65., USD (shipping within continental U.S. only)

To purchase, email me and I will send you a Paypal receipt.
A credit card is needed, but not a Paypal account

Freesia;  what a beautiful form and an ethereal, hard to pin down scent. The painting was painted en plein air after a day of being in the studio.  I went out to the garden as the sun was ready to set, when the pinetree and rosemary were dark in the background and the freesia blooms in their rich yellows were catching light in foreground.    

To read details about plein air painting in general, read about it here: my blog
To read more about the artist, see the website:  the website

Sunday, April 24, 2011

CROSS OF REDEMPTION BY SUSAN RODEN

CROSS OF REDEMPTION*
SUSAN RODEN
18"h x 14"w pastel + gold leaf
$675
Courtesy of Tirage Gallery

Reason for celebration.

Bunny in the Garden, original note card art by Carol Engles

colored pencil, note card art.

Happy Easter!
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California Abstract Artist Carol Engles

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Glorietta Vista, plein air by Lynne Cunningham

"Glorietta Vista"  
painted en plein air April, 2011

oil on panel; available
12" x 16" (unframed)
$350., USD (shipping within continental U.S. only)

To purchase, email me and I will send you a Paypal receipt.
A credit card is needed, but not a Paypal account

Glorietta Vista is the view from Glorietta Canyon, stretching south across the desert in Anza Borrego State Park.  We've been to Anza Borrego so many times and this beautiful canyon is close to where we stay.  Painted in the morning a little more than a week ago, viewing it brings back so many good moments to me in crystalline detail.

The beauty of the desert is why we visit here nearly every spring.  

To read details about the plein air painting, read about it here: my blog
To see another plein air painting from Anza Borrego or read more about the artist, see my website


Friday, April 22, 2011

WISPS + CLOUDS BY SUSAN RODEN

WISPS + CLOUDS
SUSAN RODEN
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping (tax inclusive)


Ominous clouds race 

with speed and fury.

Glimmer of hope . . .

as color and light bursts from behind. 

Dos Hermanas, Two Sisters by Lynne Cunningham

"Dos Hermanas"  (Two Sisters) 
painted en plein air April, 2011

oil on panel; available
12" x 9" (unframed)
$200., USD (shipping within continental U.S. only)

To purchase, email me and I will send you a Paypal receipt.
A credit card is needed, but not a Paypal account

The painting above was painted at the Coachella Valley Preserve,  also known as the Thousand Palms Oasis.  A beautiful place to paint -  a group of us painted inside the palm grove oasis, sheltered in the shade on a hot and windy day.  

I had the comment that the two palms look like they're dancing together, so thinking of twosomes, I named this "Dos Hermanas".    

To read details about the plein air painting, read about it here: my blog
To read more about the artist, see the website:  the website

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Paris street scene- Pastel

Paris Street scene
6"x6" pastel
I took so many wonderful pictures while in Paris, I want to paint them all! Here is a Paris street scene, it reminds me of all the wonderful colors, sites and smells coming from those cafe's.

Bronze and Grey Field Four, abstract landscape by Carol Engles

11 x 17 mixed media on paper.

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California Abstract Artist Carol Engles

Foothill Oaks by Ruth Andre






I have been away from the studio for a few days.  There is a lot going on in my life right now and getting to the studio today was a pleasure very much missed.  I did not feel like jumping in to paint a large work or one that felt realistic, so out came a good size brush and a few bold colors.  It was a great warming up session and I feel like getting back to work won't be so hard for "A Painting Day".

"Foothill Oaks" © 6x8-inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre 

andre@ruthandre.com
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DEEP OF NIGHT BY SUSAN RODEN

DEEP OF NIGHT
SUSAN RODEN
4 1/2" x 3" pastel, glass + gold frame
$95 + $10 insured priority shipping


Day by day . . .  night by night

the clock ticked quietly. 

Believed there would always be a tomorrow

but alas . . . I was wrong.

A sad good-bye.

Spring Rush, painting of Yosemite by Lynne Cunningham

"Spring Rush"  sold
14" x 18" , oil on canvas

This painting of the Merced River in Yosemite Nat'l. Park was painted in May, 2010.  The studio painting is going to a collector who was looking for a special gift and selected this from my website.

If you would like to commission a similar painting, please 
 email me and I'd be happy to discuss a commission . 

To see more details read the description here
To read more about the artist see the website

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

HANNAH BY SUSAN RODEN

HANNAH
SUSAN RODEN
4 1/2" X 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


What can I say? 

Hannah really has it going on with color.

I just love kids art!

Check out Kids Korner here for additional information on participating.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Vineyard Gold- Pastel by Desiree

This is the split complementary challenge on DPW weekly challenge. It was a great challenge and we could paint whatever we liked. Since I am trying to get some pieces done for a 6" show coming up, this painting is  6"x6".
Vineyard Gold
6"x6"

Small Paintings

My Painting for 99 Bucks
Six Fence Posts
7" x 5"
Acrylic on Canvas


99 Bucks, an event last weekend in Palm Springs, put on by the Artists' Council of the Palm Springs Art Museum was a raging success!  Over 400 small canvases, and over 800 people racing in the doors to have the opportunity to purchase works of art for 99 Bucks each.  The canvases flew off the walls.  

Read more about the event:



Sunday, April 17, 2011

DOWNFALL BY SUSAN RODEN

DOWNFALL
SUSAN RODEN
11"h x 14"w pastel
SOLD  - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Thursday evening I had a small and intimate reception 
 at Splash! in San Diego. 

Downfall was one of my pastels on display which sold,
and now traveling to a new home. 

Precious . . . but above all, loved the support and
camaraderie of all that attended.
Thank you!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Three Peppers- Pastel by Desiree

Three Peppers
Pastel, professionally framed, museum glass
$450.00
Visit my blog and website to see more!

Friday, April 15, 2011

TURRET AT THE DEL BY SUSAN RODEN

TURRET AT THE DEL
SUSAN RODEN
6 1/2" x 6 1/2" pastel
$325 + $15 insured priority shipping


With spring in the air and the sun shining, 
I believe it calls for a trip to the beach.

So what's more famous than Coronado beach?

The Hotel del Coronado. 

This is a view of it's iconic turret.

Previously I posted a painting of the Del 
with some interesting facts. Such as murder.
Click here to read more.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SWEET SOURS BY SUSAN RODEN

SWEET SOURS
SUSAN RODEN
10"h x 8"w pastel

A topsy-turvy day with emotions

where my spirits tumbled . . . then soared 

as a bird in flight.

Sour . . .  yet sweet.

Desert paintings en plein air, 2011 by Lynne Cunningham

"Chuparosa on a Winding Path" 
painted en plein aire February 2011

oil on panel; available
9" x 12" (unframed)
$250., USD (shipping within continental U.S. only)
available for purchase framed at the show; 
see details below

To purchase, email me and I will send you a Paypal receipt.
A credit card is needed, but not a Paypal account; shipping the 
painting framed (shown) requires a shipping and handling cost.


The desert near Palm Springs and Palm Desert is a vast resource of treasures for painting inspiration, hiking, adventuring, relaxation and appreciation of the desert. . .anyone who feels that way will enjoy 'Desertscapes', a monthlong celebration of desert art taking place during April.  

If you're in Palm Desert on Sat., April 16th, please stop by the show and sale , 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Desertscapes Plein Air Painting Show
Palm Desert Library Community Room
73-300 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, CA

To read details about the plein air painting, read about it here: my blog
To read more about the artist, see the website:  the website




Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mt. Fuji From the Golf Course

Mt. Fuji From the Golf Course
Image Size 6" x 6"
Oil
Unframed
$100.00

To see more of my paintings, please visit my website or blog.

TEA PARTY BY SUSAN RODEN

TEA PARTY
SUSAN RODEN
pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTION

All set-up for a party . . . tea time!

Pear on glass pastel by Desiree

8.5"x7" pastel on La Carte by Desiree
unframed $350.00 shipping within USA included
Visit my other blogs Desiree's Designs Artwork
and my website

Friday, April 8, 2011

AN ELEGANT SERVICE BY SUSAN RODEN

AN ELEGANT SERVICE
SUSAN RODEN
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

With rain and thunderstorms predicted for the next few days, 
I just want to snuggle in a blanket and drink coffee. 
And how luxurious is it with a silver pot? 

Seems others are in the same mode for many fellow
Daily Painters Originals have been creating 
tea sets and cups as well. 
Karen Bruson is one. Click here to check out her pots
and here to see Carol Schiff's cup.