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!
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.”
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.
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.”
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!
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.
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.