Susan Sjoberg
Frazier Park, California

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.

Artist and Customer Comments

Susan Sjoberg 8/23/2015 | 2:12 PM

Thanks, Michael, for your nice comment. I'm working on some new pieces so check back! :)

commentsGreen Tea for Two
M Wallace purchased this artwork. 8/23/2015 | 12:56 PM

Absolutely beautiful.

Susan Sjoberg 8/9/2015 | 3:49 PM

Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind comment about my work.

commentsApple Slice
G Lanser 8/7/2015 | 6:46 AM

Really striking :-)

Susan Sjoberg 6/16/2015 | 1:19 PM

Hi Kathleen! I'm so glad you have this piece. Thank you for purchasing it and I hope it brings you years of pleasure.

commentsQueen of Cabbages
K Harrison purchased this artwork. 6/10/2015 | 9:13 AM

I love my new artwork, now I am saving my pennies to commision some more art from Susan. I'd love to have several pictures to hang in my kitchen. I'm addicted to your site. Kathleen

Susan Sjoberg 10/27/2014 | 1:36 PM

Thanks Michelle. I appreciate your comment and the story this piece tells for you. This is one of the things I love about still lifes: they can tell a story as they capture a moment. This one gets you all relaxed and ready to take a nice tea break with a kind of comfortable elegance.

commentsTea with Oranges
Michelle 10/27/2014 | 9:58 AM

Susan, this is such a beautiful painting. I love the blue willow coffee cups. This makes me think of a Saturday morning, with toast and marmalade, and planning on doing some yardwork. Which I find to be relaxing.

Susan Sjoberg 10/8/2014 | 6:42 PM

You are more than welcome! I love hearing how a piece fits into its buyer's lives. Thanks so much for your purchase and for letting me know it arrived safely and will be loved.

J Lambert 10/8/2014 | 5:04 PM

Beautiful! It came in this morning and is being framed now. It will be perfect hanging in our dining room. Thank you very much.

Susan Sjoberg 9/28/2014 | 6:51 PM

And I can't wait to hear how it fits in your home! Thank you for your purchase. I hope you love it!

J Lambert 9/28/2014 | 3:46 PM

I thought my choice would be difficult but, this piece made it no contest. Can't wait to see it on the wall.

Susan Sjoberg 9/28/2014 | 2:22 PM

Thanks so much for purchasing this piece. I hope it brings you many years of pleasure.

commentsBosc Pears and Lace
M Wallace purchased this artwork. 9/28/2014 | 12:46 PM

It is positively stunning. I could not be happer.

Susan Sjoberg 8/11/2014 | 5:51 PM

Thank you Michelle! Setting the stage for these pieces is so much fun. Often it starts with one small thing then moves out from there. I appreciate your kind words.

commentsNovember Bartletts
Michelle 8/11/2014 | 4:27 PM

I also want to say how beautiful the pears on the rug and linen tablecloth!

Michelle 8/11/2014 | 4:21 PM

Fantastic job Susan! I love eggplants,I think they are gorgeous,and they taste good. Well done on the pears, on the lace tablecloth.

Oranges on Linen

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

12" h x 24" w x .87" d
1 lbs. 6 oz.


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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.

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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