Tuesday, January 24, 2017


 Looking at the finished painting  all I could think of was what a beautiful blue sky and how calming and inviting it was. I used warm and cool blues with hot highlights of the sun rays breaking the edges of the cloud. The ocean looks on fire and yet the mood overall is cool and calming . 
By Doug Carter 5 X 7 oil painting.

Monday, January 23, 2017


If you have ever walked the beach at dawn or dust it is breathtaking and overwhelming. You seem so small in front of something so beyond words and its all around you. Your senses are seeing all these different things at the same time. Like the power of the sun and surf sounds of the wind and air. I love the beach and hope you can get a feeling of it here.
Doug Carter 9 X 12 " Sky Bliss"

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Its been a day and just wanted to look at something that is beyond my ability. Only God  can bring together such a combination of light dark and color. This is my attempt to capture that and I needed to spend time looking at it. His creation brings me peace that reminds me of Phil 4;3 and the peace of God, whick surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and mind through Christ Jesus our lord. You could say it this way also. May the God Of Peace   protect what you feel in your heart and hear in your mind., how by making Jesus your Lord. What I like about this is there's  no mention of your soul because that's where He lives once you ask him into your life. So if he is the God of peace and you don't know him may bee you haven't experienced true peace in your life.  Peace to you today.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016



Now to a much warmer feeling landscape. The sky is glowing and yet the clouds are still casting bluer undertones. You know I like pushing the colors and here that's what I have done. Warmer thought 6 X 6. 

Monday, December 19, 2016


Night time lake view with the moon topping the distant tree line. Then the reflection hit the water and it turned into a moment with the maker. since words can describe what you are feeling at the time maybe a picture can. Sit and enjoy the moment with me. 
8 X 6  hardboard.