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.