Friday, November 7, 2014

Sneak Peak



I am so excited about working on a group of paintings I am getting together for Mountain Trails Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY. I wanted to show a sneak peak of one in progress. I will share the rest of the painting when it is complete. I have been so inspired by my trip to Zapata Ranch in CO and I could not be happier that it is really showing in my work.  I’ll keep you posted!



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Painting North Georgia “En Plein Air" Workshop

The Art Loft
Dahlonega, Georgia

Beginning to Intermediate

“PLEIN AIR" 






This 3 day workshop takes you out to breath taking locations to get hands on experience painting in Plein Air. Begin with a half day in the Studio for demonstration and instruction in landscape painting principals, followed by first-hand experience in the field for the next 2 and a half days.  Learn to manage equipment, simplify composition, capture your light envelope and add depth to your paintings. Improve your color mixing skills by using a minimum palette, also developing better color harmonies. Whether you are new to the Plein Air approach or seasoned, this workshop offers individual instruction with practical applications that will enhance your skills.




June 5, 6 and 7 2014
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30
Open to All levels  -  $375
Min. 6/ Max. 12

To Register Call: 706.429.6008
or Click Here for Registration Form

Sunday, May 18, 2014

American Society of Marine Artists 16th National Exhibition

I am very excited to announce my painting, “Amazing Grace”, has been accepted to be included in the American Society of Marine Artists 16th National Exhibition


"Amazing Grace"
Oil on Canvas
16” x 24”

Painting for me is a never ending journey of discovery and exploration. I have a fascination with light and movement and love finding new ways convey the message I am after. My goal is to leave an image in someone’s mind long after they have walked away from the painting. This composition fit all of those criteria with its simple color palate, strong contrast and lost edges which work together to create a since of grace and movement.


Friday, February 21, 2014




I received my acceptance into Alpharetta Arts Streetfest, I swore I would not do anymore out door shows, but I have to say I really enjoy being outdoors chatting with the patrons about Art! So I thought I might do just this one for the year! It looks like a well-organized show with some wonderful art. 
I feel fortunate to have been accepted. 


Sat & Sun, April 26 & 27, 2014
10am – 6pm
2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009

Sunday, July 7, 2013

"Light in the Landscape" at the Quinlan


"Call it a Night"
Sold
12" x 9"

 

Quinlan Summer Exhibitions

June 13 – August 17:  Free admission.
Opening Reception, Thursday, June 13th, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Open Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM

“Cruising Southern Waters”  ~ American Society of Marine Artists
“Exploring Acadia”   by artist by Debra Nadelhoffer
“Making Waves”  by artist Judith Surowiec
"Light in the Landscape"   by artist Amanda Carder Lovett

Friday, May 3, 2013

The American Society of Marine Artists

“Calabash” 

“Point of View” 


I was accepted into the American Society of Marine Summer 2013 South Regional Exhibition! “Cruising Southern Waters” will be held at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, Georgia from June 13 to August 17, 2013.  My two paintings that have been accepted include “Calabash” and “Point of View.”
            Growing up in the South, our vacations to the coast were an amazing treat and I tied memories of time with my family to scenes such as the shrimp boat docked in “Calabash.” This 36 inch by 24 inch oil on canvas was inspired by a scene of a shrimp boat I saw on vacation with my husband. I was completely fascinated by the condition of the dock.
            “Point of View,” a 24 inch by 36 inch oil on canvas, was a scene that captured me during an early morning of fishing. I had passed this point on the lake many times, but it never drew my attention until that morning. The sun was glowing through the trees not only enhancing the delicate shape of the trees and bank, but also adding drama to the fog and gentle swells in the water.
                       
               “The American Society of Marine Artists was founded in 1978 by a small group of the country's leading maritime artists. They were looking for mutual support and companionship, to enhance public awareness of the genre, to explore and record the history of American marine art, and to encourage the work of newcomers.”

I am thrilled to have received this honor. 


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Workshop: Oil Painting - Still life with Glass, Silver and Fabric

The Art Loft
Dahlonega, Georgia



This is a still life workshop focusing on creating the illusions of glass, shiny metals 
and fabrics successfully. Increase your ability to paint what you see, developing your awareness of  shapes, values and edges. We will explore the difference between painting Light and Shadow, Local Tone, Silhouette or Form Paintings.  Students will learn how to organize art equipment, paint with a limited palette, select good composition, identify light, dark and arrange in masses.  We will also touch on basic drawing skills that will strengthen your ability to paint what you see. This informative workshop will consist of instruction, demonstrations and hands on painting by each student. Individual time and instruction will be emphasized!


February 22 and 23, 2013
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30

To Register Call: 706.429.6008



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Quinlan Visual Arts Center - 65TH MEMBERS' EXHIBITION



Reflections of Fall
36" x 18
Sold
 
This is one of the two paintings I will have displayed in the years members show at the Quinlan Visual Arts center in Gainesville, GA
October 11 through December  1, 2012. The Opening reception is Thursday the 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Please  join us if you can!!



Saturday, October 6, 2012

Painting the Fall Colors “En Plein Air" Workshop

New Dates and New Locations


The Art Loft
Dahlonega, Georgia

Beginning to Intermediate 
“PLEIN AIR"

Venture into the North Georgia Mountains in the fall. Experience painting the fall colors at spectacular locations. Begin with a half day in the Studio for demonstration and landscape painting theories followed by first-hand experience in the field. Learn to manage equipment, simplify composition, paint with a limited pallette and add depth to your paintings. Whether you are new to the Plein Air approach or seasoned, this workshop offers individual instruction, group critiques and new techniques that will enhance your skills.


Instructor: Amanda (Carder) Lovett
October 25,26 and,27 2012
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30
Open to All levels  -  $335
Min. 6/ Max. 12

To Register Call: 706.429.6008
or Click below for Registration Form






Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rainey Days and Tuesdays? -- Sold


“Front Step”
Oil on Canvas

Click here to Bid on this Painting

Well the rain is not getting me down, but it did make me think about the last couple times I got to go out and Plein Air Paint.  We bought a new house and the only thing I have been painting is wall and staining concrete floors!! Lol But it looks like we have come together on the plan for my new Studio so it will all be worth it.
                

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Break Through -- Sold




What a wet rainy day at Callaway Gardens, then suddenly the light breaks through the clouds and falls through the tress…

Well, actually the sun never did come out that day but that is the joy of being a painter, you can put the sun where ever you want it!!!!



Monday, May 21, 2012

Headin' Home -- Sold



This is a wonderful spot between my house and my Folks that I love to Paint. It reminds me how fortunate I am to have such a beautiful a drive on my way home! I could stop and paint some where every time I make the trip and it would take me years to paint it all.