Friday, June 8, 2018

Bluebonnets in Spring

I want to share this 6-inch by 6-inch oil on canvas. 
This one is a gift. 
Hope you enjoy! Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, May 5, 2018


This weeks painting is a portrait of "Mercy". 16" x 20" Oil on canvas. Hope you like it. 
I am glad to be back at it after moving. By no means finished moving but a work in progress.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

I finished this painting last night and had the privilege of presenting it
as a gift to a dear friend of mine. This one is an oil on canvas. 
Size is 11 inches x 14 inches, if I remember right. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Buddy the Pug

I had a great time painting Buddy the pug this week. A commissioned painting
12 x 16-inch oil on canvas. Let me know what you think. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Painting with the Outdoor Painting Society

Plein Air Painting with the Outdoor Painting Society at Enchanted Rock September 15, 2017

Plein Air Painting with the Outdoor Painting Society at Enchanted Rock September 15, 2017

Plein Air Painting with the Outdoor Painting Society at Castell, Texas, September 15, 2017.
A painting of the Castell Post Office. This painting is sold.

Plein Air Painting with the Outdoor Painting Society at Enchanted Rock and Castell, Texas. September 14-16, 2017. I traveled to Llano to meet with other artists with the Outdoor Painting Society. I met many other amazing artists and learned a lot more about painting outdoors. The first day we painted at Enchanted Rock, the second day in Llano, and Saturday, in Castell, Texas. We had a fantastic BBQ lunch in Castell. I took some photos of the event in Castell, Texas. Click on the link to view the photos in my Flickr account. Hope you enjoy!…/100457424…/albums/72157686326021031

Sunday, September 10, 2017

On the Farm

"On the Farm"

This is a 12-inch x 12-inch oil on canvas. 

Last weekend I visited my Mom and Sister in East Texas and did this Plein Air Painting. Plein Air Painting simply means painting outdoors and painting what you see. It was an incredibly humid day in East Texas!

This painting is for sale, please email me if you are interested,

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Love at the Franconia Notch

36" x 24" Oil on Canvas
This was a commissioned painting I did for some dear friends of mine.
They were married at the Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire.

This is the drawing I produced in anticipation of the final painting.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ranch at Kessler Park in Fayetteville Arkansas

20" x 10" Oil on Canvas Plein Air

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, I discovered a fairly new park
South West of Fayetteville, Arkansas, called Kessler Park.
I took a short trip to Arkansas to help my son, John, move back to college
for his last year. It has some mountain biking trails that John took advantage
of while I was working on this Plein Air painting
of an adjacent ranch to the park. Let me know what you think.
This one is for sale! Please email me for details.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


8" x 10" Oil on Canvas

Little Molly is part Chihuahua and part Dachshund
and is a fast and fierce rat and squirrel hunter.
She is a very loyal companion and special dog.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Watching the Sunset

Oil on canvas 24" x 30" and is a commissioned painting created
from a photo. I really enjoyed painting this one. Hope you enjoy it!
I always enjoy feedback, so let me know what you think!

A close-up photo of the larger painting.

A second close-up photo of the larger painting.

These two photos show the progression of the painting. 
I usually start out a painting covering the canvas with a 
bright orange acrylic color. This gives the overall painting
a rich warm undertone. I blocked out the painting in the first 
sitting with some burnt umber and sky and water color to make 
sure I had all the big shapes defined.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) Building in Harker Heights
40" by 30" oil on canvas

Can you find the Texas road runner?

This painting was commissioned by Dr. Mary Keller CEO of MCEC for their
20-year anniversary celebration. This is a large 
painting and so took some time

to finish. I am honored and thrilled to have created something that can
be used and enjoyed for this very important non-profit for many years to come. 
To Learn more about the mission and importance of the 
Military Child Education Coalition please visit

Monday, April 10, 2017

Poppies at Wildseed Farms

Leanne Chappell and I took a road trip down to Wildseed Farms
in Fredericksburg TX, to see the poppy fields, the wildflowers along the way,
and paint a painting while we were there. It was very windy. I believe the wind
did most of the painting while I was holding the canvas. Too windy to use an easel.
This is a 12 inch by 12 inch oil on canvas.

This one is for sale, please email me if you are interested.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

This is a painting I did last Thursday during my painting class.
My demo is a 12 inch x 12 inch oil on canvas. Our Model was Joe.

Tonight's class did another portrait. Portraits are difficult and I applaud
my students 
and the courage they have to ignore their fears and go for it!!
They did really well and we had fun!! Thank you Joe for being tonight's model!! 
Leanne ChappellBeverly Hennig,Kay EthridgeStephanie PoliquinGabrielle Poliquin,
and our new student Shelby. Shelby, you did a great job!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Matt Betros

I want to thank Matt Betros,, for having me on his radio show today. I did a fast portrait of him while he was doing the show. I have to admit he is much more handsome in real life than my painting. 

Email me at if you are interested in painting classes or to talk about commissioned work. 

Matt, when this dries it's yours and you can hang it in your shop! Thanks again!!

This is an 8" x 10" oil on canvas.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Garden of the Gods

Yesterday morning Tracy Brown and I traveled to Garden of the Gods"
in Colorado Springs, before catching a plane back home, and painted
another Plein Air painting. This one is an 8" x 10" acrylic on canvas.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Painting at the US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs CO

Spending a couple of extra days in Colorado and doing some Plein Air painting
Tracy Brown. She has taken me to some amazingly beautiful places
and I have gotten to know a beautiful family!! Thank you! 8" x 10" acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Portrait of Jack Diggs

Latest demo painting from class last night. 8 x 10 oil on canvas.

Tonight we faced our fears and painted a portrait from a model.
We only painted for about two hours. Everyone did well and learned a lot.
We had a blast! Thanks 
Jack Diggs for being our model,
you were a real trooper. I love all my students.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wagon Wheel

I did this painting on Monday. This one is 9" x 12" oil on canvas.
I took a photo of the shed with the wagon wheel on the way back home from
East Texas. This painting is for sale. Email me if you are interested.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Barn in Winter

This is a painting I finished last Monday. This painting is 10" x 8" oil on board.
Painting on board was a new experience. The surface is very smooth and the paint
does not stick to the surface like canvas. Let me know what you think.

I took a photo of this barn on the way home from East Texas in January.
This painting is for sale, email me if you are interested, 

Monday, February 6, 2017


I completed this portrait last week. 15" x 20" oil on canvas. 

This is a commissioned painting and the daughter of a friend. 
Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Silos in Heidenheimer, Texas

Posting a new painting tonight. 16" x 20" Oil on canvas.

Hope you like it. This painting is for available for sale.
If you are interested please email me.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Barn in Kennard, Texas

16 inches x 8 inches, oil on canvas. Barn in Kennard, TX. 
This painting was done from a photo I took on the way home from
East Texas last weekend. I have been passing this barn on the way to my
parent's place in Hemphill, TX for many years now. I think this barn is very
beautiful and picturesque. I will have to paint it in the summer sometime. 

This painting is for sale, please email me if you are interested.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Big Sterle Barn

I am posting a couple of my latest paintings tonight. 
This is a large painting, 40" x 30" oil on canvas.
 Large paintings take longer and this one took about 3 separate sittings. 
This painting is of my family's barn. 
This painting is sold.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Hay Bales

This painting is a 12" x 9" oil on canvas. 

It was painted last week from a photo I took in the Heidenheimer area. 
This painting is for sale. Emaile me if you are interested.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Silos in Zabcikville, Texas

Tonight's paintings. I only had one student, Kay Ethridge. The teachers painting is on the left and Kay's painting is on the right. On the left, oil on canvas from a photo I took. Silos in Zabcikville. On the right, acrylic on canvas from a photo. A relaxed and therapeutic time. Come join us!!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Pear in a Bowl

I did this still life on Monday during one of my painting classes and wanted to share.
I haven't painted anything since the end of June. It's time to paint again.
This is an 8" x 10" oil on canvas. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Blue Cup

I did this still life painting a couple of months ago. It is an 8" x 8" acrylic on canvas.

Acrylic is not my normal media, I prefer oil, but this was a good exercise.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


This is today's painting. I did this p
ainting from a photo and it is another commissioned painting.  This is an 8" x 10" oil on canvas.
I had a lot of fun painting this little puppy

If you are interested in a commissioned painting or portrait
please email me at

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016


Okay, I've been painting a lot of dogs! They are important! My latest painting.

8 inch x 8 inch on canvas. There will be other subjects coming soon.
Happy Mother's Day everyone.

Saturday, April 16, 2016


This is today's painting. It is a commissioned painting and this little guy's name is Pancho. I included the photo that I did the painting from so you can get an idea of the process. This is an 8" x 10" oil on canvas. Had a lot of fun painting Poncho. This painting is sold.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


I just finished this painting yesterday. It is a commissioned painting.
In this post I wanted to show a little bit of the painting process.
I show the final painting, a photo of the beginning stages of the process
and the pictures I used for the likeness.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Poppies in Fredericksburg, Texas

Yesterday, drove to Fredericksburg, TX to view the road side
to take photos and paint. We stopped at Wildseed Farms and did a Plein Air painting.
The Poppies were amazing! Fields of red. 
With Jack Diggs and Leanne Chappell
Had a great day!