I use acrylic and gouache paint and gold leaf to create colorful, sometimes, serene, sometimes lively landscapes and florals.
Inspired by the beautiful blue ridge mountains of the Roanoke Valley and many summers spent in the Black Mountains of Asheville, NC, my landscapes are lush, vibrant and friendly.
I paint landscapes and you can see them posted on my instagram account http://www.instagram.com/sallyjgoodrich
These paintings require me to use quick brushstrokes to capture the feeling of the moment.
I love to paint a neighborhood bridge over a creek that runs through the town of Salem, VA
My other favorite subjects are the public golf course at the end of my street and a path through the woods that I regularly take on my daily walks. Of course I take inspiration from Monet - who doesn’t?
Some of the gouaches inspire larger acrylic paintings. On canvas I love to reinterpret these little drawings into larger, more dramatic scenes.
The color is more vibrant, the details are more detailed and the strokes more loose. Other times my landscapes are inspired by photos taken near my home and travels around the area.
I love to represent the beauty and every changing color of even the most plain outstretched field.
My florals consist of familiar flowers usually in ginger jars, painted with blue chinoiserie figures. I takes ample liberties with color and try to create my best impressionist/fauve or fauve/impressionist style of work.
Hydrangeas are my favorite but all native flowers (and a few imagined) can make an appearance in these lush loose arrangements.
Between the skies, the mountains, the plant life and the fields I am never at a loss for inspiration.