M. Stephen Doherty

M. Stephen Doherty
The editor of Plein Air magazine at work

Monday, July 5, 2010

Creating Studio Paintings from Plein Air Sketches

Bash Bish Falls in Western Massachusetts

14" x 11" plein air sketche of Bash Bish Falls

The first stag of my 24" x 20" studio painting

The finished studio painting


  1. Just starting to get into your blog. I live in California but grew up around where you are (I used to stand on the Croton train platform a lot (30 yrs ago!) when going into the city) and noticed a few of the views seemed really familiar to me, before I noted where you're from. I often painted the Hudson from the Bridge from Highland to Poughkeepsie.

  2. Larry,
    I just read your comments about my blog and paintings. We probably stood next to each other on that train platform 30 years ago.

    I am now a full-time painter and want to connect with other plein air painters. Where in California are you painting now? Are you a member of any group in CA?

    Many thanks, Steve