Monday, June 10, 2019

McClaren Barn

16 x 12 Oil on Linen
Plein Air Painting
Last Saturday morning I traveled down to Cameron, Texas
to my Friends land and painted his barn. 
This painting is available, $300 unframed.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Powers Chapel Church, In the Morning

18 x 14 Inch Oil on Canvas
This morning my friend Kay and I headed to Rosebud and met at Pattie's 
 house at 7:00 am. Pattie prepared some fantastic biscuits in an iron skillet.
We had butter and homemade jam with the most beautiful breakfast.
What a treat! We headed to Powers Chapel Church shortly after trying
to catch the morning light on the front of the church. We painted until it was time
for Sunday School and then joined the group for a bible lesson.
A truly blessed morning with good eating, painting, and fellowship!

It started getting hot and windy later on in the morning and my
painting kept falling over and in quick response, I tried catching it,
a couple of times. I was covered in paint at Sunday School!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Cactus in Cameron, Texas

8 x 10 inch Oil on Canvas Board
Cactus in Cameron, Texas
This painting is available, $150 unframed, $175 framed.
This painting was a fun one. Worked on my warm
to cool colors and 
more deliberate with my shapes.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Silos in Wesphalia at Sunset


8 x 10 inch oil on canvas board.
This painting is available $100 unframed.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Still Retired

12 x 16 Inch Oil on Canvas Board Plein Air -2 1/2 Hours Saturday I traveled to Cameron, Texas and painted outside in a friend's pasture. It was pretty windy but a beautiful morning painting in the shade.
This painting is sold.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Lenas Bad Dog

12 x 16-Inch Oil on Linen
Lenas Bad Dog is a beautiful old horse.
My sister owns Bad Dog and he is a little girls horse,
a wonderful sweet animal. 
This painting was done at last weeks workshop!
Available for purchase.
$600 unframed

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Mark Sterle

I did this painting last week while at a workshop
put on by Patrick Saunders. This is my brother "Mark Sterle".
This is a gift to my Mom on Mother's day!
Happy Mother's day Mom! 

This is a 12 x 12 Oil on Stretched Linen. 


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Ready for Planting


Today is chilly and grey in Texas, but I am ready for spring and 
planting things and painting. Had to get outside in the chilled air. This is an 
old house in a tilled field in Roger's Texas. There is a rusty old car near the house 
that is not visible because of the overgrowth. Ready for planting. 
Plein air painting, March 2, 2019
9 inch x 12 inch Oil on canvas board. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Allison


8 x 10 inch Oil on Canvas
A quick oil sketch of Allison. One of my painting students.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Bleu

Bleu is a sweet loving boy!
A commissioned painting for my doctor!
I believe dogs are angels and we will definitely
be with them 
in heaven!
Oil on Canvas 14 x 18 inches

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Katie

This is little Katie. A most beloved companion.
Commissioned oil on canvas.12 x 16 inches.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Lola

Today is my niece's birthday!
Happy birthday Megan Sterle! Lola is her baby!
I painted her baby for her! This is a 16" x 20" oil on canvas.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Pa-Paw's Barn

16" x 20" Oil on Canvas
This is my third commissioned Christmas painting of 2018.
I created this painting from a number of photographs.
I tried to tell a story with this painting and got a lot of help
from my first cousin, Dr. Michael Quick! He was a captive
audience while I drew in the composition and the open gate 
was his brilliant idea! He is an awesome guy and I love him.
Thanks for the help Michael!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Roman


This is another commissioned painting I completed for Christmas!
This is Roman. 12 inch x 12 inch oil on canvas.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Fiona and Her Pups

This painting is one of my Christmas commissions.
Commissioned paintings make unique and treasured gifts. 
This is a 16" x 20" oil on canvas "Fiona and Her Pups".
I had so much fun painting this one. It was challenging too.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Sonny the Weimaraner

Oil on canvas 14" x 18" 
Sonny is the first Weimaraner I have had the pleasure of painting.
Sonny looks well loved and intent on pleasing his human! :-)
This is a commissioned painting.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Silos in Zabcikville


Silos in Zabcikville, Texas.
20 inch by 10 inch Oil on Canvas.

The Silos in Zabcikville, Texas are very beautiful. When I am driving home from
College Station or East Texas I come around the corner and always look forward to 
seeing how different they look during the year, what color they are, how the light
is hitting them and what is growing in the field around them.
I'm sure I will be posting more paintings of these silos in the future.

This painting is for sale $350. Message me if you are interested.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sam

Commissioned 8" x 8" Oil on Canvas
This is Sam and I had a great time painting him!
He is full of love and loyalty and just wants to be loved back!
I LOVE DOGS!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Huck & Miss Kiss!


A Black cat and a grey cat in honor of Halloween! I have been
painting a lot of cats lately! These two commissioned paintings
are 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas. Huck and Miss Kiss. 
These are beloved cats and are Carolyn Moore's babies! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Fruit of the Spirit - Mural




Mural painted at Keys Valley Baptist Church in Belton, Texas.
This project was a group effort by the church. Beverly Hennig was my
partner in crime on this project. The youth and a few other important
people were a big help.

Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version (NIV)
22 
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.
Against such things there is no law.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Iron Tigers



24" x 12" Oil on Canvas
This is a commissioned painting from a friend of mine who was
active duty in 
The Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Shield.
This painting is created from a photo he took during The Gulf War.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ass in the Grass


18" x 24" Oil on Canvas
When I need to get out and look around I sometimes go down a country
road on the way to Gatesville, TX. I found two white donkeys that came
to see me at the gate. They were beautiful and had a great presence. 
They were happy and confident. 

This painting is for sale, $850 framed. Email me if you are interested.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Drawings of Snow and Anthony


The top drawing is pilot pen with water color pencil.
Bottom drawing is pilot pen.
I did these sketches in one of my art classes! 
Snow and Anthony, my art students!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Forgotten Barn

11" x 14" Oil on Canvas
This painting was done during this weeks class. All the students in the class 
painted from the same photo of this barn, so essentially this is a demo painting, 
A demo painting is done in front of the class to teach technique and process. 
This barn is located on the way to Oenaville, Texas. Once a month I try to take my
students out to a town or country road to practice looking and taking photographs
of the area for future paintings. This was a fun painting and my main goal was
to keep it loose and fresh!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Stella

This is Stella, a commissioned 12 inch x 16 inch oil on canvas. 
I had a blast painting Stella.
Portraits of people and pets make unique and extraordinary gifts for special occasions. 
Christmas is coming, so email me soon to get yours started today!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Portrait of Brittany

7-inch x 14-inch Oil on Canvas.
Let me know what you think! People and Animal Portraits, 
they make great gifts! Christmas is coming!
Email me if you are interested, sconnolly6@gmail.com

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Happy Ass by the Side of the Road


14 inch x 18 inch oil on canvas.

I met a couple of characters on the side of the road and had to snap some photos.
This one had a lot of attitude.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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

Mercy


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!


 https://www.flickr.com/…/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, sconnolly6@gmail.com.

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.