Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"SUN BREEZE"

Peace not of this world isn't that what we all look for. This painting calms me down very relaxing to view. This is a scene a very good friend of shared with me and I wanted to paint it and share with you. The ocean wheat grass waving in the beach breeze as the sun settles down for the day. That is what I will call this one
 "SUN BREEZE",  By Artist Doug Carter,.Oil Painting 5 X 7.  
Skyscape # 9 Of 12.

Monday, February 8, 2016

"CACTUS SKY"

I  live in East Texas however there are few cactus here not like the ones they have in Arizona. I was amazed at the size and shapes of all the different kinds. Also the mountain ranges surrounding you as we travel through the national park.Keeping with my theme of fire and ice as the sun is trying to break through the cloudy sky above. Lots to see and look at as we journeyed for miles once in a wile you would see and roadrunner or rabbit a few birds.  Painted by Artist Doug Carter,. Oil Painting 7 X 5 .
 Skyscape # 8 of 12.

Thank You So Much


What a busy week in the Art studio. Shipped out 8 new painting all over the country. I just want to thank everyone who has purchased a original oil painting from me . It is a blessing and honor to know they all have new homes. Check them out at www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/doug-carter-1896/artwork

Saturday, February 6, 2016

"COTTON SKY"

Sky's are the most fascinating to paint they change all the time and the values are so subtle to capture. We have some beautiful sky's in Texas and these clouds caught my eye. Doug Carter Artist, 7 X 5 Oil Painting.
Skyscape  # 7 of  12 .

Friday, February 5, 2016

"SETTLED"

Painting is so much fun can you tell.? Of course it only takes 25+ years to learn how to do it. I feel like Dept and glory have been the two words that capture this scene. You can also see my other theme of Fire and Ice. Sit a spell and enjoy this view there are a few more to go.
By Doug Carter Artist,. 5 X 7 Oil Painting.
Skyscape # 6 of 12.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

"BREAKING"

Is it a hot one or cold day coming time will tell all. This is #3/6 sky paintings I have done. It shows just enough fire to make you wounder and just enough ice to cool it down. I have a few more drying and will let you see ASAP. Look up and see the world around you and the beauty of this day. By Artist Doug Carter,. Breaking 7 X 5 Oil Painting.
Skyscape # 5 of 12.

Monday, February 1, 2016

"MORNING MOON" SOLD

Something a bit cooler , I went from fire now to ice.
About a month ago I had this strange feeling as I was walking to look over my shoulder. This is what I saw the morning mist and the moon playing peek a poo with me. One minute you would see it the next it was gone. I thought how do I capture this moment and do it justice? The colors are very muted and yet peaceful I was very careful to keep all the tones close on the sky. This is my painting of "MORNING MOON" thanks for looking. Artist Doug Carter, 5 X 7 oil painting .
Skyscape # 4 of 12.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

"ON FIRE". SOLD

The term on fire makes you feel like its either on or off. Our emotions do that to us or should I say life does. I painted a few sky painting I'm going to share with you this is one of six. It has given me new energy and I wanted to share this painting with you . Artist Doug Carter, 5 X 7 Oil Painting. " On Fire "
Skyscape #3 of 12.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

"MOON BEACH" SOLD

When its cold they say thing of something warm. Well guess that I thought of you got it the beach. Okay its at night but still hope it warms the heart. Soft glow of the moon on the warm ocean waves great combo.On a different note was so honored to be spotlighted artist on the daily paintwork website. Check out the giveaway and the article now 4 years as a member  and almost 300 paintings. Painting By Artist Doug Carter "Moon Beach" 5 X 7 Oil Painting.
Skyscape # 2 of 12.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

'REFLECTING" SOLD

Lets take a journey on this calm lake just for a moment. Can you feel the wind hear the quiet sounds of creatures the splash of a fish near by. Its quite refreshing to paint a calming picture as this. May bee I should have called this painting  " Calming " I will save that for the next painting. I do appreciate you taking a peak enjoy the rest of the day." Refreshing By Artist Doug Carter 7 X 5 Gesso board.Oil painting.
 Skyscape # 1 of 12

Artist, Know Thyself (6 Questions to Ask Yourself) by Judy Ballance


Artist, Know Thyself (6 Questions to Ask Yourself)
by Judy Ballance

Talent and technique aren't enough, great art has to speak to the viewer and have soul in order to exceed simple technique. Artists who haven't thought about who they are and the emotional aspects of their art have no interaction with a viewer. They can't make other people feel the emotions they are unable to feel themselves. They have difficulty starting a work of art, when they have nothing to say.

Goals need to be re-examined on a regular basis in order to keep from getting in a rut. You know you are in a rut when the more you work at your art, the more frustrated you become. When you re-evaluate, look for new emotions with a new message and another objective you want to explore. Emotion and inspiration are what make the difference between amazing or mundane art. Know your purpose in creating art so that what you make will jump off the wall or off the sculpture stand.

Ask yourself these questions and let the results show in your work:
  1. Why do I want to create art?
  2. What kind of art do I want to create?
  3. Am I imitating what someone else has already done?
  4. Am I adding to art I really admire and creating something completely my own?
  5. Does my work add to the art community?
  6. Which is more important to me, how I do art or why I do art?
Viewers, especially jurors or judges of selection want to see the artist in the work. Be bold and powerful, focus on why you want to create a particular subject, not on how it must be done. It's easy to copy what you see, the hard part of making art is in recognizing your own thoughts, ideas and emotions and being open about them in your work. Look inward for what you want to say, not outward to the mechanics of creating art. Being aware of what you like, what you see and what you believe will produce work that stands out from everything else.

What kind of art do you want to create? Are you willing to learn more about yourself and undertake the unknown? What is holding you back? 

Later, Judy

Sunday, January 24, 2016

" CLASSIC " SOLD

Painting something indoors where its warmer and still allot of fun. The name comes from the style of fine art still life. Trying to use a combo of clay, metal and vegetable/ fruit. Painting to ensure the layers of the object flow and recede in placement. Always a challenge and enjoy how this one turned out. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

" BEAUTY " SOLD

Here is something to take your mind off the cold of the season. A painting I did this past summer in a near by garden of flowers. I'm always attracted to painting things that just catch the light and show depth and beauty.
The brush and the paints just glided onto the canvas and again another favorite of mine is born.
By Doug Carter Artist,. 8 X 10 oil painting on hard board.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

" JAMMING "


There is nothing like music to bring in the new year, that made me think of this painting. Jamming with a old school base was wonderful to listen to. I could tell he went to another world as he closed his eyes and was just taken away the sound..
" Jamming " 7 X 5 Oil Painting by artist Doug Carter.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

" Merry Christmas " SOLD

Can't say enough about this past year and how thankful I am for you. Enjoy the time with family and friends and if your without them know that God comforts those who seek him.

" Merry Christmas " 7 X 5 Oil Painting. I have painted summer and fall of this area now winter. However I will tell you its 70 + degrees out and the snow is not there. It helps to have an artistic license to paint what you want and not the actual . That may be why I enjoy this so much. Merry Merry Christmas to all.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

" Christmas Greetings " SOLD


Thank you for another wonderful year. Merry Christmas to you and your family. May you be blessed and prosper in all that you do.
" Christmas Greeting " 5 X 7 Oil Painting;  This Painting is of a mansion here in Tyler TX if this is just the gate you can imagine how the rest of the house looks. You are welcome to imagine with me and Again have a safe and wonderful Holiday Season. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

" DUMPED "

Doug Carter Artist. "Dumped " 5 X 7  Fine Art Board.
Now for something completely different dumped but not abandoned. Just sitting there minding its own business and the perfect angle and set up for a quick painting. The yellow cab is what caught my eye I could have call it that yellow cab. Well looking for a home write your thought.Thanks 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

" BUG SHACK" SOLD

Doug Carter Artist,.Fine Art " Bug Shack " 7 X 5 Board,.

This is a Snow Cone shack that has a rainbow painted bug as advertisement. Well it worked because it certainly caught my eye in a big way. The trick with this painting was to decide what to add and take out of the painting. I loved the shack and loved the Volkswagen couldn't make a decision. So as you can see I decided a little of both would work. Next was the value decisions the back side of the shack was to dark so I had to change it and give a little depth. May have painted the trees in the background to warm as well . I still want  to paint the bug by itself with all the colors going in and out of shadow quite the challenge. This is what I love about painting, each one brings new opportunities and challenges. You painters out there let me know what is your hardest challenge to paint. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

" ORANGE you cute "

Doug Carter Artist, "ORANGE you cute " 5 X 7 oil painting.
You can tell by going back a few years how far my still life painting have progressed. I painted this from a set up of the same items I painted a few years ago. You certainly can tell the difference. Had a great Thanksgiving day with the arrival the day before of a new grand baby Layten Blue Carter She is beautiful. Hope your holiday where grand as well.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

" DRIFTING " SOLD

Doug Carter Artist,. " Drifting " 7 X 5 Oil Painting.,
The sky was competing with the landscape today . I'm not sure who won they both where brilliant today.
Sometimes simple and clean can be breathtaking. Your the judge .