Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Transcends some views just take you out of where you are and send you to a different time and spot. I think this small painting does just that .
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Everyday beauty can be found and seen if you can just stop and relax and then it will show up. I just thought this was the best setting for anyone to feel comfortable in. Very inviting and welcoming, the play with the light and the colors . Take up a chair and tell me how you feel about this one.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Take the day and what it has for you and make the best of it . You will never see it again and it is full of beauty you just have to stop lone enough to see it . When you do life will become more rich and full of wounder. That's what I try to do every day and sometimes I succeed at it. One of the hardest things to teach students is to see whats in front of them so they can paint the moment.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
My time of refreshing is when I look at a quiet stream or pond and can only hear nature talking to me. Found this pond and it was so peaceful and tranquil to me. Still working on the photo part of posting a paintings with the added white boarders trust me they are not crook it, like it seems here. Just adds a great finishing touch to the painting.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Doug Carter Artist, "PATHWAY" 5 X 7,
Having fun with design and color trying to create better color values and a sense of depth..
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Doug Carter Artist, "NEWNESS". 7x5When its spring and the rain stops everything starts to bloom,. The lush green fields the streams are full and overflowing. Even the air seems alive and helps us see the colors and life becomes new again. What I like most about this painting is the contrast of last years hay and this years new growth. The colors and the feeling of newness is this even a word ? Take a walk with me into this field and look listen and enjoy.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
"WEST" By Artist Doug Carter , 5 X 7.,
Bluebonnets they can be tricky yet fun to paint still working on them . I have lived in Texas and have not painted many at all. Sure do like they feel of this one would go good with the other painting before this.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Texas has been very wet lately now that the rain has stopped everything is blooming . The scenes are breathtaking as you can tell here. The bluebonnets are cumming out and the hills are full of color. Trying something new with taping a boarder onto the boards to add a classic touch to the art. Email me any comments and questions.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Doug Carter Artist,
Resurrection Sunday is coming.
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen;
and have the keys of hell and of death.
REVELATION 1:17-18 KJV
Monday, March 30, 2015
Fell in love with the mood of this color combo, again early morning while everything is still and somewhat quiet . A time of peace and reflection .
Sunday, March 29, 2015
" HAZE " By Artist, Doug Carter, 5 X 7.
Still just a few days into spring and the morning sunrise is fighting the cool night air creating a land of haze.
Quite mysterious and amazing almost unreal yet there it is in real life. Had a great weekend of painting and selling art at The Penny Nichols Sanders art show.Meet some great people visiting the Tyler Area for our annual Azalea Trails .
Thursday, March 26, 2015
This is the continuation of the same painting previously posted. You still see some fall colors and also feel the warmth of spring at the same time. Just a touch of light in the distance hills of a town.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
You feel and see a change in the weather. Winter is leaving and spring is pushing through .The cool bluish morning fog breaking into a beautiful new day. You can see the distance lights of the valley afar off . The warmth of the sun breaking through and lighting up the sky with such colors. If a painting could hug you with feelings this is it . I have another coming from the same spot as well.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
UNITY .,By artist Doug Carter,.7 X 5 .
When it works it works with unify and design that's where I got the title.We where visiting mexico and the day was overcast . I was without my paint's so was taking photo references to paint. This grouping of palms just in front of the morning sun trying to come out was magic to me . I wanted to paint it in a different was to catch the mood of the day and moment. I have a larger version I'm working on called "In my dreams".
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
If you have ever seen a crane stalk for fish before they are very still and very patient. I felt like this swamp scenes desperately need some life in it. This painting was captured here in Texas however it could have been FLA, LA, SC, and many more area's.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
I must have drove past this place hundreds of times right off the road and never noticed it. I feel sometimes that is how life is we really need to stop and smell the roses as its said. Once I found it wanted to capture the tranquil feeling of this cabin in just the right settings. This is a study for a larger painting and would like to know how you feel about the choice of setting and colors etc. I do appreciate your help and feed back as always enjoy.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
There may be proof that spring is around the corner. We see early signs of flowers in this area. Now that it has stopped raining and freezing for a few days. This painting shows a hint of the sun and the signs of a future warmer weather. We will see the way in this painting.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Just finished this landscape with all the beauty of the sky and surrounded by foliage. I'm always drawn back to the beauty of the sky, it must be because I feel like it was there just for me. I know that thousands saw its beauty yet it feel so personal to me. Well can't explain how hope you enjoy.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
" Quietness " By Artist Doug Carter . 5 X 7 Oil painting.
Art allows you to paint places and create a setting based on the scene in front of you. This spot is just as beautiful as it sounds in a world that just screams for attention . Take this exit and enjoy your time alone with your thoughts and ask Lord whats it all about.