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.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

"Early Light"

I'm back we have been moving into our new home new studio and decided to post some paintings. Today's painting was inspired by a photo sent to me by a friend. The early light hitting  the breaking waves. How the sky changes so quickly as the sun rises. You already know how I love this type of scene. 6 X 6 on Gesso Board. Early Light by Doug Carter.

Monday, April 25, 2016

"DUCK,DUCK,---------------," SOLD

Goose, We had fun feeding the swans then we venture over and found some geese. They sure have there opinion on things just show up and they will let you know all about it. I wanted to focus on the transitions in the white body and the shadowing. Clean smooth brush strokes creating the change and shape in the neck and body.  By Doug Carter Artist, 7 X 5 fine art.

Sunday, April 17, 2016


A light path down the trail is an invitation to wonderland. I love to paint intrigue I am not sure what color that is but here is my version of it  I  hope to have captured depth and light and distance on this one. What do you think ? 7 X 5 By Artist Doug Carter, Fine art Oil Painting. 

Saturday, April 16, 2016


Like I mentioned in an earlier post the azaleas are showing off this year . The tour of homes are even more beautiful with the jewelry of the flowering bushes.   If your interested send me an Email for more info about Tyler and the painting. By Artsist Doug Carter 7 X 5 Oil Painting.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


We are having a beautiful spring this year for our Azaleas. Here I have captures red and white ones or I should say the sun has captured them. What a beautiful scene with the red Japanese maple above it. If you don't have azaleas in your area they can be white, red and pink flowers bushes. My mom had a Japanese maple in the yard they are also very unique and colorful. They don't grow very big and they have a very unique shaped leaf very long fingers." Azalea's & Maples " 7 X 5 oil Painting by Doug Carter Artist.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Grand Daughter wanted to feed the ducks so we went to the local lake. Found sum ducks however they weren't interested in us at all. We has a half loaf of bread and tried the best we could. Decided to explore and went to the marina there we found Geese and swans another words the grand daughter jack pot. This was one of the painting so far from that adventure. 6 X 6 Hard board.   Swan Glitter by Doug Carter,.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


We are very blessed this year in East Texas to actually have the Azaleas blooming during the Azalea trails week. Captures these in a lawn just as the light was breaking through to light them up as if they where on stage. Wanted to share this experience with you to enjoy.

Sunday, March 13, 2016


I know nothing about tractors if you could help with a make and model.I Thanks in advance., However I know a painting sitting in the sun when I see one. So this one is for your farming pleasure.
By Doug Carter,. Fine art 5 X 7, Oil Painting.


Good Morning, I hope you are able to listen to our show this morning at 8AM. If you are long distance check us out online at KTBB.com / streaming is said to be tricky wireless. We are talking about art, so plug in and stay tuned! ACET = Art Connection East Texas. This was a blast and who thought you how easy it was to talk about ART for an hour. Enjoyed every moment let me know what you think.?