This realistic still life started out with just the lovely red grapes but then a tiger swallowtail butterfly begged to be included, so here we have it. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Susan Sjoberg

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Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

10" h x 10" w x .75" d
0 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.