Out in the Cold

Out in the Cold, 12 x 9 Oil on panel. This painting won the Best of Show Purchase Award at the 53rd RCAS Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition & Sale and will hang permanently in the Richardson, Texas Library

Wells of Living Water…

Wells of Living Water

Wells of Living Water, Plein air oil on panel, painted during the
Southlake (Texas) Garden Tour Sold SOLD


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.

Bonnets and Brushes

“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1 This is also true of all creation, and this fact was never more apparent to me than it was this spring down near the town of Ennis, Texas. Through an invitation of a painter …

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Oil Demo

Recently, the Ellis County Art Association (a group I am a member of) ask me to demo the method and technique that I use while painting in oils. I am always a bit apprehensive when I agree to do a painting demo. The reason is two-fold. First is this: the cold reality begins to set …

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Cold Panhandle Wind

I really like a good change of weather. I like to see a cold winter storm blow in, snow and ice are refreshing in my opinion. And the cold days really help us to appreciate the warm days of spring.  A few days after this past Christmas just a few weeks ago, my wife and …

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The Christmas Tree

Over the years I have shot many photos to use as reference for paintings. In search for one particular photos recently, I came across another I had forgotten about. It was a snow scene I shot one winter here in Texas. I always loved the photo but had never created a painting based on it. …

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