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


Saturday 
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, https://www.facebook.com/aaronsgunshop/, 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 sconnolly6@gmail.com 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
with 
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.
sconnolly6@gmail.com

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, sconnolly6@gmail.com. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Dorothy



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.
sconnolly6@gmail.com

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.
sconnolly6@gmail.com

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. 
sconnolly6@gmail.com

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

Fredo






















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 sconnolly6@gmail.com

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Ginger



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

Pancho




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

Blaze




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
wildflowers 
to take photos and paint. We stopped at Wildseed Farms 
http://www.wildseedfarms.com/home.php and did a Plein Air painting.
The Poppies were amazing! Fields of red. 
With Jack Diggs and Leanne Chappell
Had a great day!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Plein Air Painting in Zabcikville, Texas


Last night went to Zabcikville and did another Plein Air painting.
There are some very cool silos there and the field is very green right now. 
This painting is 8" x 8" oil on canvas. This painting is sold.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Sterle Shed

Did a Plein Air painting today of one of my parent's sheds. 
This painting is 6" x 6" oil on canvas. 
Located at Sterle Place, Hemphill, Texas. 
This painting is sold.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Colt


This is a large oil painting and very vertical, 24 inches x 48 inches.
I wanted to accentuate the tall vertical shape of the colt. 
This painting is hanging in my sister's veterinary clinic in Muenster, TX.
I had a lot of fun painting him.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Waterfall


This is a painting I did in 1983. I took a backpacking trip with the
Explorers to Monterey Mexico. We hiked up a mountain to
Potrero Redondo and then 
down to this waterfall, 
Cascada del chiptin en potrero redondo, Nuevo leon,
Click the link to check out the waterfall on YouTube.
Click here for photos
In fact there are many videos of the cascada on
YouTube now. I Remember taking a dip in the water and it was
very cold and clear blueWe camped there for two nights.
Of course, this was before cell phones and the internet.
It was a beautiful place. Oil on Canvas - 24 inches x 44 inches

Monday, March 14, 2011

Olivia

I took a photo of this beautiful little girl in Centerville, Texas at
Woody's when we were having lunch there in 2009. Oil on canvas.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Woman Carrying Jug

This painting was done in 1980 after visiting Oaxaco, Mexico.
Oil on canvas.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

FeFe Resting

16 inches x 20 inches, oil on canvas.
This was painted in 2009

Friday, March 11, 2011

FeFe the UT Fan

Portrait of Fefe.
16 inches x 20 inches oil on canvas.
Painted in 2009


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Margaret's Dogs

This is a painting of my sister's five dogs. It was painted in 2007
and is hanging in her vet clinic in Decatur, Texas. Oil on canvas.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Drinking from a Water Hose

My son, John, drinking from a water hose.
16 inches x 20 inches oil on canvas.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Niko

Portrait of Niko.
16 inches x 20 inches oil on canvas

Monday, December 6, 2010

Windy Day


Drawing of a palm tree. The trade winds were very
strong during our visit there.
Colored marker, 5.5" x 8.5"