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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sarah Goodnough painting, petite paintings

These are some new small 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 paintings I have been working on. They are inexpensive original art and make great gifts. View my website for more "petite paintings".

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sarah Goodnough painting, Embarking Daybreak

Embarking Daybreak
36 x 48

I have been doing several paintings with these flocks of birds with various backgrounds. I am inspired by the beauty of flight and the flurry of birds when flocked together.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sarah Goodnough Painting, Sustaining Harmony

Sustaining Harmony
36 x 36
Acrylic on Canvas

I had a lot of fun painting this one. It flowed rather easily, I found it to came together naturally. I have come to really enjoy painting these abstracts inspired by nature. They are a challenge and expand my thinking because there no pre-planning going into them. They are more of an intuitive kind of painting; balancing composition, color, and form as the painting evolves.

Painting, Delicate Splendor

Delicate Splendor
30 x 40
Silver Leaf and Acrylic on Canvas

Happy Holidays. This painting was inspired from last years winter snow storms. My neighbor's apple tree still had apples and a thick layer of ice and snow covered the branches. The apples were frozen and icy, they looked like the crystal covered apples at Christmas time, they were absolutely beautiful. A real winter wonderland.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Connection, (11 x 14), Acrylic Painting

This painting I call The Connection. It reminded me of a story I read about how the leash is symbolic of an umbilical cord. The leash acts as a life giving connection between us humans and our pets, where we depend on each other for companionship and love.

I created this painting for my friend, it is of her and her great companion, Barnie, who has recently passed. I used a reference photo from a wonderful day at the beach with her, myself and our two dogs. I loved the way Barnie use to look up at her with such trusting eyes as if to say "you are my world, I'll go where ever you are". I think I captured it in this painting...may we all have such love in our lives, whether it be from our human or animal friends.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Transcending Calm, 2 - (30 x 30) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This painting is for sale, and looks great with its partner, Transcending Calm 1.

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Transcending Calm, 1 - (30 x 30) Acrylic Painting

I enjoyed abstracting this scenery, I wanted to simplify the image...reflecting on the line, shapes, and colors. A clean, calm breadth in and out, floating on the water, lost in between time and space.

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Inspiration photo for paintings, Transcending Calm 1 and 2

This picture was taken in my backyard. I am grateful to have this beautiful pond that adds much tranquility to our daily lives. In the summer, my backyard is where I spend a lot of my time reading, relaxing, painting and gardening. I have used this setting for several paintings, both in my "31" paintings and my Transcending Calm paintings.

Bailey, my water dog, really likes the pond too.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Unparalleled Estuary, (30 x 40) Acrylic on Canvas

This painting is for sale and available also in canvas and fine art paper prints. Please contact me if you are interested in prints, see my website, or buy the original through paypal.

Inspiration photo for painting, "Unparalleled Estuary"

This is a picture I took along Astoria's 4 mile river walk. It is a very serene environment and I enjoy any opportunity to walk and take in the river's changing beauty. I loved the lines in the view of the river. I knew immediately when I saw the picture that I wanted to use it someday for a painting.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

River Secrets (24 x 48) Acrylic on Canvas

Original for sale and prints available.
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My first step into blog land.

Bailey, my Golden Retriever, and I go on
frequent walks looking for inspiration from our natural surroundings. I take pictures while he sniffs the world through his nose. This is a picture I took along Astoria's riverwalk. I used this as a reference for my painting "River Secrets".