Monday, March 30, 2015


"CONTENT " By Artist Doug Carter ,. 5 X 7,.
 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


"GAZE " By Artist Doug Carter 7 X 5

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


" BREAK " By Artist Doug Carter,.
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


STILL  By Artist Doug Carter 5 X 7.
  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


SETTLED by Artist Doug Carter, 6 X 8 oil painting.

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


WAY by Artist Doug Carter. 5 X 7

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


HOPEFUL,  By Artist Doug Carter, 5 X 7,.
 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 ". SOLD

" 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. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


" Rolling " By Artist Doug Carter., 5 X 7 Oil Painting,.
Using some colors to build a exciting mood in my paintings even though you see reds and yellow there enough cools to calm you down and relax you in this scene. Distance Depth and sky and I think this shows it all well.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

" Wonderland " SOLD

" Wonderland " 5 X 7" By Artist Doug Carter. oils.
We don't have much snow in this are but when we do it is wonderland to us. The colors of cools and warm blues set thing in motion and creates a subtle mood. The sun is always there however hidden in the clouds and only visits in rare occasions. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

" Field Of Gold ". SOLD

" Field Of Gold " By Artist Doug Carter  5 X 7 .

Taking a walk down a back road and enjoying the afternoon sun . There is a cool breeze and a warm sun only in Texas . Couldn't wait to share this scene with you. Hope everyone had a pleasant Valentines day of fun. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

" Barn a Glow "

" Barn a Glow " By Artist Doug Carter 9 X 12, Oil on Canvas,
Love the larger version of this painting Barn Yard Glow wanted to see a different cropping of the same scene. Also a size that would make a better size for a collection.

Monday, February 9, 2015

" Royal Tea Cups "

" Royal Tea Cups " By Artist Doug Carter. Oil on Canvas 12 X 9.
I did a small study of this style patter called Tonquin By Royal Staffordshire before. I always love the brown patter it's very unique and hard to find. .
 This year I'm wanted to try new things and see what you all think.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

" Passing Cloud " SOLD

" Passing Cloud " Artist Doug Carter ,.5 X 7 .
Their is something about open fields and wide open spaces that attract my attention. I think maybe the freedom of the scene or the massive size . This rolling hill invites you in to an adventure of wounder.
As always the painting speaks more than a thousand works . Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

" Open Texas Field " SOLD

Original Oil Painting By Artist Doug Carter 12 X 9.
Perspective color and mood do you see them . I'm thing Peace and quiet checking the field and hay  heading down the road. Your welcome to come take a stroll.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


" CANNED TOMATOES " By Artist Doug Carter. Canvas 16 X 12.
Its Time to get back into the swing of things its been way to long. Having Fun with color here,  wanted a somewhat simple subject and push as much color as possible. I also wanted it to all make seance and here is my attempt at that. The steel glow from within the can and the slight reflection on the table top was exciting. Also fun fun fun with the backgrounds and foreground. Hope you enjoy thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


" Life Light " By Artist Doug Carter . 7 X 5 Gessoboard.
          We are all looking for an answer a guide for life and a light is the perfect example of direction. So is it a reflection off the moon or  sun in the fog or just a light in the right place at the right time. This is for you to answer and hopefully something to think about. Is this a valley over a lake or stream or a reflected light cutting through a foggy storm. To look at this you feel calmness with the use of blues and the water reflection. However the light itself has warmth and  a strong sense of strength..
 Whatever it is to you hopefully this painting gives you peace during the Christmas season.