Wednesday, December 21, 2011

" Look Over Here" SOLD

Love the effect of light and shadow on these kids. and the reflection in the water. Sometimes even a blind squirrel gets luck and finds a nut now and then. Here is my nut, having fun at the beach, to be a child again. Merry Christmas everyone. 8)

Sunday, December 18, 2011


The painting is a question would you rather be here by the shore. or the following picture playing in the show. This was the question I had when I posted these pictures on face book what a response. We are planning a summer getaway at a house on the ocean can't wait. There is just something about the smell of salt water and the sounds of a mighty ocean that is just relaxing to the soul. Hope you like this one Ill be painting a 24 X 36 from this 8 X10 soon. Love the comments Merry Christmas 8)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

" Whats all this white stuff?" SOLD

Originally from the North East Coast saw allot of show growing up. Usually the snow looks best when its the first day down, after a few days not so much. I do miss it however I'm also very fascinated by its slight changes in colors. Not as much white by its self as you would think. So here it is my first attempt at painting a snow scene. The actual photo reference is one of a path in the woods during the summer. I just imagined what and where the snow would be. Here in East Texas we haven't had any snow yet.

Friday, December 9, 2011


One of the beauty's of looking for something different to paint is venturing out and finding great scenes.This one just captured my eye and curiosity. It is in the same area as a earlier painting "Blue Cliff". wanted to show it in a frame to give a better fell of how nice it would look in your home.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

" What a View " SOLD

The kids enjoying the view at the beach. I know this is the wrong time of year however I could not resist.
So many different skin tones very fascinating to paint. Love the warm/ cool of the hair . Thanks for all the lovely comment. They are very encouraging .  8)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Talk about allot of fun what do you think they are doing. Kids just want to have fun.
The girls were so much fun to paint loved every minute of it. Give me your thought about whats going on here.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


The name comes from the fact that as hard as I try only GOD can get it right. Sky's absolutely fascinate me.
I will keep trying and hopefully get it. Until then look up at the sunset and enjoy His handy work. I notice that even with a small painting like this you still get the change in the sky's shift from lighter warmer on the right to darker cooler to the left. You can almost see the distant town in this picture through the close of the day. Tell me your thought. Enjoy.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Blue Cliff" SOLD

When I was a young kid I just loved  places to explore. Don't you just want to know whats on the other side of this hill. Lets take a look and see whats ahead and explore? See you on the other side . Enjoy :0) 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Something fun something different. Ive had this photo of a group of cows so I started drawing different pair of cow this is one I came up with. I also have another painting drying know of two others white cows. They are quite fascinating with very certain characteristics. Take a look they are sure looking at you. Enjoy.

Monday, November 7, 2011


I was so fascinated by the long beautiful shadows this day. This is another painting from White Bluff Resort in TX. It was a gorgeous day the light was perfect and I wanted to capture the shadow as much as I did the light. Someone said the shadow is actually more important than capturing the light ? Oh well. I think it was Kim English love his work also check it out. The title is like a question which one do you like the most the Shadow or the light?

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Your right it has been a while since my last post . Forgive me, I have been getting ready for the up comming show in Bullard Texas at the Red White and Blue Festival. How very exciting to be invited again it was a blast last lear. Will be painting during the show always exciting to see new and old friends again. Looking forward to being there see you then. Will have alot of post soon keep looking and enjoy. :0)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Hidden Pond" SOLD

This is by far one of the funnest painting in a long time. I wanted to call it the pond w/ 1000 Greens. Its amazing how many varieties of greens you can make. Its not just Blue and yellow by far.
 This was one of those spots that just take you away from it all. So beautiful and quiet with just the sounds of nature. the distant willows and the Lilly ponds like I said lots of fun . Any thought would be appreciated.  Enjoy  until next time :0)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

'Last Trip to the Beach"

One last trip to the beach to smell the sea air and enjoy the sounds.
Of course those things are hard to paint into a picture but they are there . Enjoy the palms surf and shade in this one."Click Here to bid"

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Tried to catch so many things in this painting.Hot /Cool waters Hot/ Cool trees even the rocks / shadows. Lots of fun with this one. Enjoy

Monday, October 3, 2011


How about something completely different. The last of summer for sure. These were just fun to do , painting on board gives a whole different feeling with the paint. Cant wait till next year for a better chance painting flowers. This year was just way to hot for them to grow. Thats why I named this one:  "Hot Sunflowers" 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"Apple Bowl " Revisited

This was one of my first blog pictures it was a 2 Hr demo . I went back and basically finished the painting. Now I wish the first was never published you can look back and see the original post in June. I feel much better about the results now.

Friday, September 23, 2011

" Tea 4 Three"

It was a pleasant surprise to see the outline of the hearts with the handles shadows. The Gold on the rim was by far the hardest to capture. Im still not happy with the photes Im thinking , I may need a better camera. Trust me these paintings dont have a hazey glare to them. Enjoy   It really is a shame how these photes don't do this one justice. Sorry;0).

Thursday, September 22, 2011


We all need some encouragement, I am so pleased and want to thank some of the latest that have done just that for me. They are truly talented and gifted you can find them on this page on the right hand side under " Artist Blog Friends ", check out the talent.
Some of the more recent are Brenda Boylan
Chris Ousley, Rita Kirkman, Jeff Mahorney,
Laire Lea, and Rusty Jones.
And there are so many more. Keep painting and Enjoy. :0)

Monday, September 19, 2011


My wife makes the best Cole slaw ever. Always from scratch and these are the items I need to get from the store. Great with BBQ however the summer is coming to a end. This will be the last time for a while. So I did this small 8x10 canvas in honor of it. This is the first time to paint cabbage, love it . Enjoy ;0).  

Sunday, September 18, 2011

" Our Life one stroke at a time "

Spent the day at RIVERBEND ART GALLERY Yesterday. Met Marta Stafford Director , What a wonderful visit, she is such a advocate lover of Art. It was so neat to hear her talk about the art and artist.
Then got to meet Artist Rusty Jones in person. What a refreshing artist  his work is outstanding. Answered all my questions and spent allot of time while visiting. Every painting has a story and personality. If you have never been take the time to visit this Gallery and the artists. Good stuff ;0).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Wide Open"

I did this painting last week .This was when the skies where clear of smoke. We have been in the news with over 1000 homes on fire because of the heat and drought. Its sad to hear that one of the homes was one of our own Carol Marine - A Daily Painter. :o(
The Sky:
I am still fasinated by how clear the colors are and how the clouds hang with such beauty. The rich light blue to the darker blue.
If you have any thought let me know" CLICK HERE TO BID"

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"Peek a Boo Pond " SOLD

One of the things in Texas hard to find is water anywhere. Found this small lake with the fading sun in the background. Loved the effect of the shadows and how it captured my eyes. I did sign it in the right side just above the shadow of the tree.DC. Can you see it.
Keep painting :0) "CLICK HERE TO BID"

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

" Stroke of GENIUS "

This has been quite an adventure. I have enjoyed the discipline of painting more and smaller than usual. Most of my painting's are 24x36 or 30X40. To plan out each stroke and lay it down with out touching it to death ( very hard ) . I have met alot of people from all over the USA. That has made it worth it all. If you have a blog and want to cross promote with me just drop me a E- mail. This is a great way to help each other. Keep your paint brushes wet.
Doug Carter   ;o)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Gallery Show"

What fun to have one of your galleries ask to be in a show.This is very exciting for me . One of those mile markers in my life. Will defiantly enjoy seeing how the show goes. I know not everyone can come however I will keep you posted. I will have about 10-12 painting looking forward to seeing the reactions . ;o) 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

50/50 SUNSET

I feel like if i keep painting cooler sunsets maybe it will come to life. This sky was just fascinating to paint. The sunset was so red however the sky above was cool 50/50. For me a painters dream.I am working on my skies trying to keep my brushes as clean as possible with each stroke. Well here it is give it a critique.
thanks ;o) 8X10 Canvas.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Scarlet Pitcher" SOLD

Glass is by far the most interesting thing to paint next to maybe water. It reflects it has depth it catches light. A real joy when done right. This one is many of the miniture glass pitchers collected by my wife. Have a great day Enjoy life ;o)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

" The Big Cool Down" SOLD

The heat in Texas has been on a record run. We are headed to break a record of most days in a row over 100. I wanted to paint the cool of the evening maybe the painting would make it feel better. This is a little different color scheme for me. Purple / yellow nice contrast. 
        So far I have really enjoyed this blog .
Meet a lot of nice people have even sold a few painting. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all the comments and positive responses. I mention in my Bio that painting is a lot of fun for me and that it is very relaxing therapy. Let me know what you think of this one. ;o)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Blue Clouds White Sky #102 SOLD

This was a scene in Texas where the sky was white and the clouds where blue. caught my eye and my pallet. This was a ranch surrounded by trees and rolling fields w/ hay. 

Monday, August 8, 2011


Kimah Harbor
I have never seen so many sail boats before in one spot. This
was a challenge I did this on a 8 X 10 Stretch canvas. It was
a fun captureing as many boats and still not paint each of them.
See if you can count all 1000 boats. :o)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mom's Lenox

I love walking onto a perfect setup of a still life that just happened and was not staged. Thats what happened here this is in my foyer as you enter my home. I just added the orange for color what do you think.

Friday, July 29, 2011


Im continuing my work on perfecting the clouds and sky. I like the feel of this sky. The depth of the field and the rolling clouds above. A little more practice and some help from you, I feel it can be done. Comments welcome . Do Enjoy! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


These are Roses from the "Tyler Rose Garden" .In East Texas we are know for them, Im not sure how many varietys we have they are shipped all over the world. You will see more of these in the future.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


There is no way to describe the heat right now. When it is still 90+ degrees at night. Do you feel it, Enjoy and let me know?" Click Here To Bid" 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I wanted to capture the clouds, The tops against the blue sky, and the lower parts against the lighter sky. Im always amazayed at natures was of creating beautful things that last for just a few moments. The Texas field just go on for ever.    ENJOY." Click Here to Bid"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Red or Yellow and Green? SOLD

 Not sure what kind of fruit tree this is but I had to paint the berries growing on it. They remind me of cherries. If you know what they are let me know. This won was fun hope you enjoy. I took a picture of the tree ?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

White Bluff Lake/ Resort

 "Fallen" and "Sunset #100 "  White Bluff Resort

I wanted to share the fact that both pictures "Fallen" and "Sunset #100 " both painted from Lake Whitney. Texas, White Bluff Resort is located just south of Dallas Texas.  Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, this Lake Whitney Resort is a master planned residential community that has something for everyone, including deluxe accommodations, upscale and casual dining, two championship golf courses, a spa & fitness center, private marina, conference center, swimming pools, tennis courts, fishing lakes, real estate opportunities and much more. Come experience the amenities and splendor of our Texas resort today. It was a blast I had a great time spent the day there with our best friends.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sunset # 100 SOLD

I just finished this painting of a sunset that was overlooking a lake in West Texas. Just before the sun rises or sets. Im so amazed at the colors captured during these moments. Im  in the process of trying other sky scapes.  I feel there is so much to learn during these brief moments of time. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did." Click here to Bid'

Saturday, July 9, 2011

"Fallen"- SOLD

There is something about nature I enjoy how one that has fallen gives life back to the ground to supply another to spring to life. This painting was alot of fun to paint. Enjoy

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Azalea Garden SOLD

Azalea Garden. This was a plein air painting I did in Tyler TX. Im not sure about the lighter color azalea's. However I do like the feel of the light and the spot I picked. Let me know what you think. Have a Safe and happy 4th of July.Click here to Bid

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Apple Bowl

This was alot of fun to paint hope you enjoy it. this wooden bowl and cup are made from local mesquit wood.
Worked perfect for this still life. let me know what you think.