It seems like colors are at their richest in the fall. I set up this still life with the fruit in a blue bowl for contrast and started hunting around for some warm yet neutral leaves for the backdrop. My neighbor's fruit trees were happy to donate a few branches and it all came together.

This still life is painted on a gallery wrapped canvas with the edges painted black. It is wired in the back, ready to hang.

- Susan Sjoberg

Still Life with Persimmons

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

20" h x 20" w x .87" d
1 lbs. 11 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.