Tuesday, October 25, 2016


The magic of the sky the light and the clouds all dancing together. The lake view is just an added bonus .  The clouds where glowing with cool and warm rays breaking through the top almost like a lit crown. Yet settling onto the water as if resting again for the day .  I'm starting to think the sky scapes are my favorites what do you think ?

Monday, October 24, 2016


Earth Sky and Clouds you would think easy enough right .? Wrong, separate OK together complex. I think this one works well because of the complex differences. Worked hard on the calm blue sky and the contrast of the glowing red clouds and earth. Almost abstract yet realism great mix of the both.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


This painting is to show off the clear clean skies we have in East Texas this year. We sure are blessed to have such views. It was as if the heavens opened up and shone on the grazing cows in the fields.
This tranquil fields actually is typical and i wanted to share this with you today.
"Tranquil Fields By Doug Carter.  7 X 5. Oil Painting.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


"Autumn Red "  6 X 6 ., Warm days cool night kinda like how I like painting as shown above. Fire and Ice comes to mind with those terms . Playing with colors and subjects feeling my way around the color wheel. Sure made a powerful painting sketch. Enough said.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


"Open Field" I like this title because the the view is open to all however  it was posted no trespassing. This brings me to a question does the title on the painting matter. I say this because I was first going to call this piece "No Access". However I have heard comments about the titles of painting that seemed to bother ? confuse the viewer. So Does that really matter to you?
Well back to the painting this view went on for ever it seemed. The spot just was so calming and relaxing I really enjoyed it. The other calming effect was all the blues war and cool and of course the breeze that afternoon was delightful.

By Doug Carter, " Open Field " 8 X 6 oil painting.www.facebook.com/dougcarterartist@dougcarterartist

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


I had one of those times when I needed and answer and it sure would be nice to get a sign you could see from heaven. This is an abandoned old church on a hill in East TX. You cant even drive up to it because of the holes in the drive. As I sat there in deep thought by myself asking and spending some quiet time I just stared at the building. You have heard me rant before about the what ifs of a scene .
Well I did have the sun break through the sky and it hit this building and it warmed my heart and I came to peace about my thought. And this was my Spiritual moment ,Thank You Lord for your answer in my life.

By Doug Carter , 7 X 5 Oil Painting ' Spiritual Moment"

Saturday, September 17, 2016


This is another rose that was next to "Glistening"  rose painting previously posted. I very much want to do a larger piece with all the elements captured that day including all the bees.  It was very hot and like I said the bees where very busy doing there jobs on the flowers.  I actually caught them in flight with my camera will have to give that a try. You can also see the light breaking through into the layers of rose petals and lighting up the centers.  What do you think wanted to know .

"Golden Rose" by Doug Carter, 7 X 5 oil painting.

Thursday, September 15, 2016



I see these cars and trucks just sitting in the fields of East Texas. I'm attracted to them because I know there is a story about each of them. Sometimes I can just imagine and wounder. Where they have been and what have they seen in there day.
I also enjoy painting them in the raw will the rust and ware and tare of life. I also hear story's from the people who buy them and they often say this reminds me of ___________   fill in the blank. or this was just like the family car or my dad had one he just loved. I would very much like to hear your story if you willing to share. Side note I have no idea of the make and model or year could you help me.
'Still Resting" By Doug Carter, 8 X 10 Oil painting .

Saturday, September 3, 2016


I want to thank Artist " Bruce Gomez, " for sharing his artistic thoughts that has help me greatly with a color break through. I have been searching for but hadn't quite been able to put my finger on it. I feel like I am on the way to a different understanding about art.  This is my first effort in that journey wanted to share it with you. " Doug Carter, 20 X 16, Oil painting "

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

My Art Story

My Art story: 
It's my wife's fault,
 I say that because she's the one who signed me up for art lessons one year for my birthday.
She's also the one that reminded me of my mom's talent and how I sketched and painted as a kid. I was even more surprise one day at a local fair that I sold one of my pieces of artwork for $300. My Art career has taken off since then, winning local art shows and selling my art all over the United States . I have my wife to thank for this career and I thank God for her encouragement.

Sunday, August 7, 2016



During this last Rose Festival in Tyler I was admiring these roses just glowing in the sun. There where bees all over the place and they where busy. These jewels are so hard to keep and grow  and also just as hard to paint. I hope this brightens up your home or that of one of your family's members. I can almost guarantee this one will stay in blooms. Great gifts enjoy your day.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


  I liked how the large oak was covering everything, and  to paint it in such a way that it was in the painting yet not the focus. The bed of Tulips is what caught my eye peaking out from under the shadow of the red bush . I just wanted to share this treasure of a find with you.

Friday, July 29, 2016


Wanted  you to see the last light of another long day. I know how life can be so busy and crazy and all of a sudden its gone and done. Sometimes some one or something gives you hope and puts a smile on your face. Well here is my attempt to do just that for you. You may have missed this but here it is last nights sunset. Yes I paint  my therapy  and hopefully it will help you as well.  Keep smiling. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


David Cheifetz workshop,
 Taught me allot in a recent work shop in Texas. I know he has inspired my painting in a very positive way. I would highly recommend learning from his talent.
Metal against a neutral back  ground with fruit as a contrasting center of interest. The glow and reflections caught my eye with this setup. Hope it catches yours like it did for me.

Monday, July 18, 2016


 Majesty, Splendor, Glory, All very appropriate names and descriptions don't you think. Love the painting and the subject and all the endless references.  The brushwork on a board is so delicate and challenging. Seems the photos pick it up more than in real life. The sky transition from a cool distant sky above to a glowing distant fading sun.

Saturday, July 16, 2016



What is going on here you have a glowing sky lighting up the background. The distance hills are capturing the glow turning the blue distance hills into a mauve splendor. The mid section is cooling down with a cool blue in the field. You can see the warm sky trying to cut through the trees. Is it too much man was it allot of fun. 
"Radiance" 5X7 Oil painting.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

"Valley Cactus"

I live in Texas and enjoy painting the lush green rolling hill. I also loving painting Oceans and Dessert I have lived on the shore and have always enjoyed the colors of the desserts.  . It's probably because neither are in the East Texas Area. However my recent trip to Arizona I took allot of photos. This scene of this one main cactus caught my eye with the view of such a grand background. It was saying paint me paint me. 
Artist Doug Carter, Fine Art, oil on a 5X7 gesso board.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


My painting is all about capturing the light here. I have use that saying allot and this is exactly that.
The hardest part of this was the varying glows not just the wick but the light reflected through the glass. Go ahead and try and blow it out , like it and hope you do as well.
"Red Light" fine Art painting By Doug Carter 6 X 6. oil on hardboard.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

"Lakes Edge"

Running through town heading to Edom Texas almost missed this one. A beautiful spot that came right up to the road. I call this one " Lakes edge" with a thick layer of water lilies and a great view in the background. showed lots of color and depth. 6X6 Oil Painting on Gesso Hard Board.
 It's so good to be painting again makes the whole world come alive with all the possibilities.

Sunday, June 26, 2016


Tomatoes and onions fighting for there spot in the light. Doing some work on backgrounds and having fun with my vegetables. Like how it turned out here. Working on 6X6 boards.