M. Stephen Doherty

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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sherrie McGraw in her New Mexico Studio

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In developing articles for American Artist Studios magazine, I interviewed Sherrie McGraw in her spacious studio outside Taos, New Mexico. The magazine is now available in bookstores. Many of the great still photographs of the studio were taken by David Huff, a wonderful professional photographer from the Phoenix area.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Interview with Joan Potter in her Santa Fe Studio



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Joan Potter is a fascinating artist who built a studio as an extension of an historic building in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She talks about Gerald Cassidy (who build the compound of adobe structures in the 1920's), her extensive art collection, and her paintings in this interview. The studio is featured in American Artist Studios magazine that is on sale now in bookstores.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Interview with Michael Van Zeyl in his Chicago Studio

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An interview with Michael Van Zeyl in his Chicago studio that he built as a second floor addition to his suburban home. The studio is featured in American Artist Studios magazine that is available at local bookstores. It turns out this will be the very last magazine I edited for American Artist because my position was abruptly terminated last Friday.

Michael is a gifted painter who is also an astute business person and loving family man. Check out his website after you watch the video: www.michaelvanzeyl.com.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sam Knecht's Studio and Painting Commission

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Sam Knecht's Hillsdale, Michigan studio will be featured in the new issue of American Artist Studios magazine. The publication won't be available in bookstores or inteweavestore.com for a few more weeks, but I want to post this interview now because Sam Knecht's large painting of the signing of the U.S. Constitution will be unveiled in Washington D.C. on September 17, 2010.

American Artist Studios will also feature the workspaces of David A. Leffel and Sherrie McGraw, Nelson Shanks, Carl Samson, Joan Potter, P.A. Nisbet, Arthur Egeli, Heidi Presse, and many other professional artists.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Interview With David A. Leffel About His Art Studios

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I interviewed David A. Leffel for American Artist Studios magazine in his Des Montes,New Mexico studio. He talked about the various studios he rented or owned over the years, from the early workspace with no heat in the winter and too much heat in the summer, to the later studios with plenty of room for painting and teaching.

For a copy of American Artist Studios (available in September, 2010), visit www.interweavestore.com.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Plein Air Painting Video Demonstration: Rockwood Hall

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Here's a video I made while working on the painting described in the last blog. I'm still learning to smooth things out in iMovie, but I like the ease with which I can edit and add content to videos.