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"
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


“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
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 

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.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Plein Air Workshop in the North Georgia Mountains

This workshop takes you out on location in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains
to get hands on experience painting in Plein Air with oil. 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, and add depth to your paintings. Whether you are new to the Plein Air approach or seasoned, this workshop offers individual instruction and group critiques that will
enhance your skills. 

The Art Loft
Dahlonega, Georgia

Instructor: Amanda (Carder) Lovett
May 31, June 1, 2, 2012
Thursday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
| Open to All levels | 
Min. 6/Max. 12
To Register call: Anita Elder 706.429.6008
Click Here to Register

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Measure Up

For me growing as an artist is a never ending battle between self-confidence and self-criticism. In my efforts to “Measure Up” to my own expectations, about the time I gain confidence in my skills, I see something that makes me raise the bar!

I hope that never changes, the joy I feel every time I learn something new or find a way to improve a painting  is such a trill, I can hardly wait to start the next! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Breakfast Club

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Just before my Daughter graduated from Berry College, we met for Breakfast at Honeymoon Bakery, one of her favorite perks of being at Berry!!!  This painting is my way to celebrate those special moments of getting to be a Mom!

It’s funny that in some ways we can be total opposites yet for the most part we are so much alike there is no doubt we were cut from the same mold.

The same holds true for my Mom and I, I could not think of a better way to Say “Happy Mother’s day”  because just thinking about that day is all I need to realize what a lucky Mom I am!!!!