Thursday, July 16, 2015


Doug Carter Artist, 5 X 7,  Oil Painting , "Meandering"
Not only the sky but the fields are layer upon layer and going on for what seems like miles. That's what inspired me to name it so.  

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Doug Carter Artist , Oil Painting 5 X 7. "Purple Haze "
Something fun and very different that's what I wanted when painting this lake scene. Nocturnal with just enough light to keep the flame going . As you can tell still having name issues and yet this one fit somewhat well.

Monday, July 13, 2015


Doug Carter Artist, Oil Painting 7 X 5.

How do you name a painting that does it service. When the subject is beyond our ability to comprehend .
I have no idea how your able to paint something so massive on a small canvas and still do it justice.
I am pleased how this turned out however I need help naming it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

10 plain air mistakes by Kathleen Dunphy

"Indian Summer," by Kathleen Dunphy, oil, 12 x 12 in.
Here are Dunphy’s Plein Errors, delivered as David Letterman might:
No. 10: Forgetting to squint to eliminate detail and see values more clearly.
No. 9: Getting bogged down in detail instead of massing in the basic shapes.
No. 8: Painting over an incorrect passage and making mud instead of scraping down/wiping off that section to start over.
No. 7: Painting too large a canvas for the amount of time available before the light changes.
No. 6: Not mixing up enough paint and skimping on paint application.
No. 5: Giving up too early.
No. 4: Wiping off the entire painting in the field (your painting might just be better than you think it is…)
No. 3: Focusing on one area too long instead of seeing the entire design.
No. 2: Using small brushes at the start.
No.1:  Not having a clear plan before you start!