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

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 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

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!!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Guarding the Gate"
Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

What a joy to paint, while painting or petting this sweet baby steals your heart.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Family Roots --- Sold

"Family Roots"
48" x 36"
Oil on Canvas

A wife’s gift to her husband on his Birthday,
I love being able to be a part of surprises like this!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Niece and Merlin --- NFS

" Kelly and Merlin"
20" x 30"
Oil on Canvas

A tender young age, this is one of my favorite memories of my niece! She and the cat grew up to be quite exceptional! This was such a pleasure to paint!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

For the love of a Duck --- Sold

10" x 8"
Wooden Box

I had the pleasure of painting this colorful image for one of my Gallery owners as a Christmas present to her Husband. It seems this duck hangs out where he works and he has grown rather attached to this animal he has lovingly named “Spike”.

I must say this one was wonderfully fun to paint!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Bit Cold Out There! --- Sold

"Etowah River Valley"
16" x 6"
Oil on Linen Canvas Panel

This and one other of my Plien air pieces were just accepted in the “First Annual Southeastern Regional Plein Air Exhibit” which will be on display in The Gallery at Paper Mill Village, Marietta, GA.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, February 5th, from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. The show will hang until Friday, February 26th.