I have done a few paintings with the combination of this glass bowl and red pears simply because I think it works so beautifully together. The fact that I rescued the bowl from a forgotten box in an attic (dust, mouse stuff, etc) makes it all the more special. The cloth is hand embroidered back in the day when people actually did this. I love it! This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas and painted around the edge. It comes wired for hanging and varnished for protection. 

- Susan Sjoberg

Red Pears in Glass Bowl

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

10" h x 8" w x .87" d
0 lbs. 8 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.