Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Three Herding Dogs

Three 9" x 12" Oil on Canvas
I have been painting a lot of dogs lately and really enjoy it.
I was commissioned to do this set of paintings of three herding dogs,
Australian Shepherds, from a friend who is giving them as a Christmas gift
to one of her employees. I don't know a lot about these companions,
but they are loved dearly. Dogs certainly have a way of touching our hearts
and can make such a huge difference in our lives!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


16" x 20" Oil on Canvas!

Katie is the second part of the Killeen Free Clinic fundraiser I participated
in this year where I donated a painting to raise funds for this very worthy cause.
The customer wanted a second painting done to represent
their second important fur baby.

Friday, October 11, 2019


8 x 10 inch oil on canvas.
Last night during class I painted some salt shakers that
were on the table. This painting is available for sale. Having fun!!
Everyone worked hard in class and we had a lot of fun!

Thursday, October 10, 2019


So this is Merlin!

11" x 14" Oil on Canvas!
Merlin is part of the Killeen Free Clinic fundraiser I participated in this year where
I donated a painting to raise funds for this very worthy cause. I had a blast painting
Merlin with his expressive eyes and mischievous personality. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Portrait of "Sport"

11 x 14 Inch Oil on Canvas
I had a lot fun painting this one. 

"Her level of artistry is unmatched... Mrs. Sterle captures her subjects
with detail that elicits emotion and memory. When our beloved dog passed, 
we commissioned her to create his portrait. The result was breathtaking
and incredibly moving for us. Thank you so much for giving us back a piece of him."
                                                                       Kristin Barkley Childress

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Barton House - Salado, Texas

Late in September UniquelySalado held a Plein Air contest. 
This was my result for the day. I had a great time in spite of the heat. 
The Barton House in Salado was the subject.
This is a large 18 x 24 inch painting and is framed. 

This painting is available. Message me if you are interested.

Thursday, September 5, 2019


Commissioned paintings make great Christmas gifts so get
your project started now. Don't wait until the last minute!
Email me if you are interested.
12 " x 16 " oil on canvas

Monday, August 19, 2019

Fast Paint - Temple Depot

I wanted to give a big shout out to the City of Temple for hosting
"Celebrating a Summer's Night of Art & Jazz 2019". There were some
fantastic artists as vendors and who participated in the 2 Hour Fast Paint!
I am truly honored to have won first place in the competition!
Thank you for the opportunity you are providing to local artists! 

This painting is available for sale!
18" x 14" Oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Three Guards

12 x 16 inches Oil on Canvas

I was driving to East Texas to see my mom and happen to see
some incredibly beautiful horses near the road. I usually have my camera
and captured the horses keeping guard. There was no getting through. :-)

This painting is available for sale.
Please email me if you are interested.

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 SOLD.
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


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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


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


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

Monday, February 4, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019


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


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


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!

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)
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


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!