24 x 18 soft pastel on Ampersand pastel board.

Soft pastel on Ampersand Pastel board titled Weathered

24 x 18 Soft Pastel on Ampersand Pastel Board

12 Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie Plein Air Paint Out – 2017

The paintings below were created and entered into the 12th Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie Plein Air event. I was blessed with “Best of Show” for the piece titles “Sandstone.

Best of show in Paint Historic Waxahachie Plein Air Event 2017

Sandstone was honored with Best of Show – Available at Art on the Square, Waxahachie, Texas. 972-937-3414

I painted a total of 5 pieces during the event, all are available at the Art on the Square Gallery on the square in Waxahachie. Stop by and check it out. Great restaurants on the square as well!

Plein Air Work Painted during Paint Historic Waxahachie


I am very fond of “Street Tacos”… so I painted a food truck I saw down on the Trinity River near downtown Dallas. I have also painted the Margret Hunt Hill Bridge which is near that spot as well. 

Taco Moon was honored with a First Place in Oils in Grand Prairie’s 2017 Annual Juried Art Show & Sale, on display at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas. It also won a Merchandise Award at the RCAS 51st Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale.

Taco Moon oil painting

Taco Moon, 24 x 12 Oil on canvas – Available 


Autumn Music, 20 x 16 oil on panel

Autumn Music, 20 x 16 oil on panelSold SOLD (Art On the Square, Waxahachie, Texas)

Steve Miller StudiosWelcome to Steve Miller Studios. This site is in the process of being moved over from www.JourneyInOils.com. I work mostly in Oils and Pastels, and you will find both Studio and Plein Air work here. I also work on commission to produce pet portraits, house portraits or your favorite place. Contact me to ask about pricing and the process.

The subject matter in this body of work consist of places I have visited, from Texas to Georgia to Maine. Landscape, Architecture, People or Animals…the scope of the work is wide. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Works are avaiblabe at Adobe Western Art Gallery in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards and the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas.

I use quality materials, such as Winsor Newton Artists’ Oil Colour on canvas and panels. Most of the pastel works are created on Ampersand Pastelbord, using quality pastels like Sennelier Soft Pastels, Schmincke Soft Pastels, Rembrandt Soft Pastels, Prismacolor NuPastels and Cretacolor.

Limited edition Giclee prints on canvas, reproduced by Coupralux Giclee Printmaking Studio of Dallas are available for a very few works.

The Cross

We all meet many people, and our paths come across many places – people with stories, places with history. When I see these interesting people and places…they scream to be painted. Most never make it off the “to do” list. A while back I was in a Texas prison on a ministry event and was …

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Dutch Art Gallery Fall Show

Do You See What I See

December 2, 2017 the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas is hosting the show reception for the “Do You See What I See” art show and competition. The reception runs from 11:00 a.m. thru 6:00 p.m., with the Awards Announcement at 2:00.  I have three works in the show – two oils and one large pastel. …

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Soft Pastel on Ampersand Pastel Board

Number Our Days…

Almost every spring since 2006 I have painted in the “Paint Historic Waxahachie” plein air competition and sale. I have painted many, many paintings in the downtown Waxahachie area, and sometimes it gets difficult to motivate myself to create another one. So, when the Ellis County Art Association, who sponsors and organizes the event, opened …

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Plein Air Paintings

Paint Historic Waxahachie 12th Annual Event

BEST OF SHOW This spring has been a busy one…. I was blessed to paint in Marble Falls and a couple of “garden tours” in Southlake and Fort Worth, and then there was the Paint Historic Waxahachie Plein Air Event in Waxahachie, Texas. This year was the 12th Annual… I think the first one I …

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