These Blue Willow dishes have been around for awhile and have featured in many of my still life compositions over the years. One of my favorites is showing them doing what they do best: serving up tea. This piece is acrylic on archival gesso board and is varnished for protection. It will need to be framed for display.

- Susan Sjoberg

Lemon Ginger Tea

Acrylic painting on masonite board

Signed on front

6" h x 6" w x .87" d
0 lbs. 3 oz.



Susan Sjoberg
Frazier Park, California

Getting to Know Susan

Before starting a painting, Susan Sjoberg takes her time looking at her chosen subject closely. She moves around it, analyzes its colors and experiments with the possible layout of her composition. “It appears I am getting nothing done at this stage but this invisible work lays the foundation of the piece,” she explains. Many of her works echo the classical style of still life paintings. The challenge in her work comes with capturing the texture of each element within the scene (for instance, a white lace tablecloth). When she’s not making art, Susan enjoys hiking, horseback riding and spending time outdoors.