M. Stephen Doherty

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

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Quick 5" x 7" Sketches

Morning Paintings 

 Boating Scenes 

Wooded Areas Near the Water

I was just in Door County, Wisconsin where I judged the annual plein air festival hosted by the Peninsula School of Art, and I traveled with the 5" x 7" Guerilla Box I bought from Judson's Art Outfitters. It's perfect for travel when there isn't going to be enough time available to justify hauling a big tripod, pochade box, brushes, paints, etc. Like most people who do quick studies, I found that I didn't feel obligated to spend a lot of time planning the paintings or laboring over them. They were just fast, immediate responses to the changing scene. I did two within the space of about 90 minutes.