A bagful of oranges, fresh off the tree, became the inspiration for this piece. The glossy green leaves and rich orange skins balanced nicely against the vintage embroidered linen, which I tossed over the cherry wood table. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished grey edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Susan Sjoberg

Oranges on Linen

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

12" h x 24" w x .87" d
1 lbs. 6 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.