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.

Monday, December 8, 2014

" Laurel & Hardy " SOLD

" Laurel & Hardy " By Artist Doug Carter 5 X 7 .,

I'm looking at these 2 trees and all I could think of  was one short and wide and one tall and skinny.
Then it hit me the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy well now that I aged myself here it is for your curiosity.  It was more the colors one again that  I so love .

Saturday, December 6, 2014

" A Christmas Sleigh " SOLD

" A Christmas Sleigh " By Artist Doug Carter  12 X 9 Stretch Canvas.

I so Love my study that I went and painted it with more Holiday Cheer. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

" Winter Beach " SOLD

" Winter Beach " By Artist Doug Carter 5 X 7 Gessoboard.
Thing are tranquil now peace has come with each wave for now. Its times like these that make it all worth it. 
Tomorrow is another day so enjoy this day now.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

" Christmas Sleigh " SOLD

" Christmas Sleigh " By Artist Doug Carter  7 X 5 Gessoboard.
Mom would decorate the house by adding the Christmas sleigh in the front yard. This is the one thing you had to have as a kid growing up in the northeast. Yes., this was a boyhood toy for us kids at one time. Allot of memories and good times playing in the winter wounder land., We would literally block off a street with huge piles of snow on the top of the hill on 16th st. Snow ride all day long until our hands turned numb.   It may be just a decoration now but it sure holds lots of memories to me.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


" Winters Path " Artist Doug Carter 5 X 7 .
  As we hear about Buffalo NY getting another 3 feet of snow on top of the 6 feet previous.You either love it or hate it the one good thing about this snow is it doesn't melt or get cold. I painted this scene on a larger version if your interested let me know will make you a deal.  Back to this painting I love the fresh fall of new snow the cool shadows and warm sun glow creating an great contrast. Very much a path worth checking out don't get lost and enjoy.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


" Winter Sky " By Artist Doug Carter  5 X 7 On Board.
It must be the change of the atmosphere the sky is looking beautiful . Weather its a sunrise or sunset the colors are from heaven and it shows.  The glow reflecting on the distance rolling hills is what really sold me on this painting . There where some cows and fence and that would have worked however it may have been a distraction from the beauty of the sky. Plus the fact you really can only get so much into a small painting without it looking confusing or over crowded. Maybe I will add them to the bigger painting ..

Monday, November 17, 2014

" Hot Rod "

"Hot Rod " By Artist Doug Carter 5 X 7.
  Fall festival time brings out the car shows and this was a good one. This rod was super chopped and ready to go . Lots of colors hidden in this black chopped roadster. Loads of fun and a great cropping of the front and sides here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


" STANDING STRONG " By Artist Doug Carter 10 X 8 . Oil Painting on Canvas.

This was all about that moment when the warm light hit the tree and created these beautiful blue and purple shadows. Standing tall and proud came to mind, you can see this tree has had challenges and yet like us somehow we make it. I almost didn't paint this one because I was always told never put the main subject
so close to the middle.Well this is obviously the exception to that rule and turned out just fine.

Monday, November 10, 2014


"FALL MOON" Artist Doug Carter 5 X 7 .,
This is a great time of year where nature give us some spectacular colors and moods, that only occur in the fall. I paint almost every Saturday and as I'm loading my car this past weekend to do just that. I was four feet out my front door and this is what was waiting for me. High above the homes just off my road was this beautiful combination of  fall trees and this moon that was quickly cover behind clouds. This one is a keeper and caught me off guard sure was a pleasure to paint.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

" Monument Canyon " SOLD

" Monument Canyon " By Artist Doug Carter 8 X 10.
As you can see their is allot to look at, one of the things you have to do as an artist is direct the scene.Probably the hardest thing is to choose whats important and what needs to be toned down and removed.I hope that you can see the depth and the detail where it was needed and you follow the stream and the shadows through this valley to the unknown in the distance.I also painted a larger version of this for a art demo still completely different.Love to here your thoughts and questions , Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

" Big Red " SOLD

" Big Red " By Artist Doug Carter,. Oil Painting on Gesso Board 5 X 7.

This bad boy is huge with duel wheels in the back  , It sure could get it done and is parked just down the road from me sitting in a parking lot by a trucking Co. The stories that could be told probable are quite amazing. Again I'm not sure of the make or model,  what does it look like to you send me an email.?
Is there another one in the works say Big Green Or Yellow etc we will see??

Sunday, November 2, 2014

" Big Blue " SOLD

"Big Blue" by Doug Carter
I'm amazed how much detail you can get on a 5 X 7 painting and have so much caricature. I'm not familiar with this vehicle if you know the make and model let me know. One thing that we are blessed with in Texas is good condition older vehicles. It must be the fair weather we have and the love of these beauty's here. My next painting is call " Big Red " Huge older truck will post that tomorrow. I think the booth make a great pair however I think the truck is a little older than this car, you decide.?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Ocean Front Vacancy" SOLD

"Ocean Front Vacancy" By Artist Doug Carter, 5 X 7 Oil painting on Hardboard.
What I love about this scene is placing yourself in the picture, taking in all the sounds the view and smells of the ocean air. The beach is so relaxing and something I'm familiar with how about you? Well as we head into fall the chair is empty waiting for us next year. Now its time to look forward to this next season and all the blessing we have .

Sunday, October 26, 2014

" Hill Country Road " SOLD

" Hill Country Road " By Artist Doug Carter., Oil on hard Board. 5 X 7.
              Inspired by a road that leads to an adventure. We love the hill country probably because nature is not  cut out of a mold . There are no two scenes the same. No two hills the same and certainly no two paths the same. God loves to show off and as a artist its always a challenge to capture the beauty of nature.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

" Trailer Homes"

"Trailer Homes" By Doug Carter
        Palette Of Roses Art League ,. Proudly Presents the 62nd Palette of Roses Art Show . This league has been a tradition in the Tyler area during the Roses Festival Week for 62 Years. With hundreds of members through out the years. I remember as a young artist how excited I was and how challenged this show made me to be the best artist I could be. As you know I love the arts and the people involved . I call them my "Peeps" we sure have allot of fun and should, Life is to short. Well I was so very honored to have won this years " Best Of Show' I wanted to show you the painting and my reference. And to let you know where I have been for the past month . Very Busy time of year with the workshops and the shows through out the next couple of months.I will be posting more and just wanted to share with you what I have been up to.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


" Morning Sky" By Artist Doug Carter,on gessoboard 5 X 7.
The sound of the wind and the birds flying above. Couldn't help but notice this sky almost a silvery glow. It was hard to paint because I saw both elements in the color of the sky. It was very calming to paint and capture at the time. Enjoy the view and let the imagination soar thanks for checking it out.