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.

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

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!!!!

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!!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Callaway Gardens Paint Out -- Sold

Hangin' Round

I thought this an appropriate painting to get back to posting with, though I have been doing anything but Hangin’ Around. In the Last few weeks I have participated in three paint outs and one workshop all while trying to buy a house. I will try and update you on all the fun in the coming post.

I have recently joined Daily Paint Works and will be participating in their on line Actions and you can get more info on that by clicking on the DPW Widget on the right side of my Blog.

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Plein Air week in Marin, CA

"Matanzas Creek Winery"
18" x 6"
Oil on Canvas Panel

"Stafford Lake Park"
12" x 9"
Oil on Canvas Panel

So Much to see!!! So much to Paint!!!

I had the good fortune to spend a week plein air painting with a friend in Marin, CA, Everything from Bodega Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge. Hats off to the Daily Paintworks site because that is how Teresa and I met, originally participating in Karin Jurick’s Challenge Blog and later on the Daily Paintworks. 
What an Amazing week, eating breathing and thinking art 24/7, with someone who understands my obsession.