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


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 .

Monday, November 16, 2015


Doug Carter Artist.,  " Coasting " Fine Art 5 X 7,.
Thank you Lord for the beauty of the shore. Why are we so attracted to the coast it must be wired somehow in our souls., it must be natures way of refreshing us inwardly. You stare for hours at the design and the beauty of the sky and the sound of the breaking waves. This image is just a reference point to the real thing. Hope it puts a smile on your face today.. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Doug Carter Artist, 7 X 5 Fine art " UPWARD "
Reaching upward away from the heat . Yet with such heights and beauty reaching for the sky.
I feel there are all kinds of beautiful gems of color hidden in each of these painting. If art was a mood this painting is full of it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

" Red Hills "

Doug Carter Artist,. 5 X 7 Oil Painting
More on a wonderful trip taken in Phoenix . Learned allot about the desert not a place to take for granted in. You are surrounded by hills and mountains at the horizon where ever you seem to look. Each hill a different age shape and color. Too much to choose from.

Monday, November 9, 2015

"Desert Trail "

Doug Carter Artist, Desert Trail 5 X 7.
You have to be there and see it for yourself. There is just unimaginable beauty in the desert landscape. I was amazed and how it moves you and tells a story . So many colors in the sand and the shadows. I have allot of painting all this week from this area.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sergei Bongart Article

STILL LIFE PAINTING is an important part in my workshops.I did this still life demo yesterday to start  my Amarillo workshop.I still have in my ear,what my former teacher Sergei Bongart said:"If you can paint still life's,than you can paint everything." It's just a good way for the students to jump right away into the colors.Starting a workshop with landscape painting,can be more discouraging ,because in a landscape the colors are not always bright right in front of your nose,so you need to be more courageous to exaggerate and stressing your phantasies. But if you come home first day with a colorful painting,that gives you selfconfidence to attack the landscape the next day with a little bit more zest.
Article from : Guido Frick .

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Doug Carter Artist,. 7 X 5 Seeing Red.,
Couple a years back painted this still life and when i was done made a few photos,. Of Different poses i really like this painting wanted to give it another shot. Painting glass water and sky one of life's mysteries i enjoy attempting.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Doug Carter Artist, 5 X 7,.Oil Painting Gesso Board,.
Ocean Moon
Quite the fascination of the sea and the moon glowing together,. It was a surprise to see this glowing effect of the too. I want to give everyone a chance at this one starting the bid way to low. Check it out.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Artist Doug Carter,. MOONLIGHT 5 X 7.Oil Painting,.
This subject of the moon seems to be quite interesting. On the night of the Blood moon there was overcast in Texas . I was wanting to catch a view of it , they say it won't happen again till 2033. So here is a view the next night with a clear sky. I will say it is a super sized moon for sure. What do you think await your comments . Thanks for checking out my Blog.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Artist Doug Carter, 8 X 10 " GOODMORNING "
All I can Say is yes it is the sun is shining the birds are singing life is sooogood. Have a great day today. Make someone smile,.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Doug Carter Artist ,. "ABSTRACT ROSES " 7 X 5,.
 Looking at a large grouping of flowers can be exciting and the many colors and light hitting different parts. I wasn't planing to paint a abstract image it is just how it turned out . Very happy with the results and the dance of color and flowers . 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

" Full ". SOLD

Doug Carter Artist,. 7 X 5 " Full "
This side of the painting seems calmer and softer and cooler in temp . So once again the combo of the two create the fire and ice theme I love so well. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Doug Carter The Artist,. 7 X 5 " View "
 I'm going to let the painting speak for itself. Love to hear what it says to you as well.


Doug Carter Artist, " Full View " 2 @ 7 X 5 ,.
Actually painted the view on the right first and it was quite mysterious . Curiously wanted to see the full view of the area and painted the other side to complete the picture. This is quite a picture by itself and as your going to see so are they separately.

Monday, August 31, 2015


Doug Carter Artist,  " BLEU " 7 X 5.,
Its the mood the color and the lakes name. Playing games with colors what allot of fun until it doesn't make sense. looks like this one is working and is quite the mood setter .

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Doug Carter Artist, 8 X 10 " BREAKING " Fine Art
The surf, sound and breeze better than anything you can imagine.  When you have a wound or a cut there is nothing better to heal you than the Sea water. I Feel the same about the surf it heals the soul. Enjoy your visit through this painting to the healing effect of the ocean.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Doug Carter Artist, " Sky Way " Oil painting board 5 X 7.,
Summer clouds and windy days the things painting are made of. The light is breaking through and the clouds are passing buy. This was a very fun day of painting wish you were there to watch.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Doug Carter Artist, Oil Painting on Board. 10 X 8

If you look at the weather map and look at Texas you know its "Red Hot ".  So trying to paint a feeling sometimes is easier than other times. I think I nailed it with this one even thought the sun is setting its still fighting all the way down with the heat. Give me your thought and feedback love to hear from you.

Friday, August 7, 2015


Doug Carter Artist, 7 X 5 oil painting.
" Purple Vale "  I see the effect of light trying to come through the vale of the trees creating a combination of the warmth and the coolness of the the shade. Breaking through to the banks of the other side of the lake. What a creative feeling of mystery and peace. I love the expression on this painting and the mood it portrays..