Eileen Goodman is painter well known over her long career here in Philadelphia for her naturalistic watercolors of fruit, flowers and gardens.
Whet’s not obvious in images of her work is that she often works at a somewhat larger scale than is usually associated with watercolors, sometimes 4×3 ft (122x92cm) or larger.
Goodman explores the subtle cast of light on her subjects, often keeping her colors subdued in favor of studying delicate value changes.
I can’t find a dedicated website for her work, but she is represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery.
There is a nicely done short video by John Thornton about Godman’s work and inspiration, with close-ups of her paintings, on YouTube.
Eileen Goodman’s watercolors are currently on display in a show at the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill: “The Weight of Watercolor: The Art of Eileen Goodman“, that runs until March 14, 2016.