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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Plein Air Magazine



Plein Air Magazine Dec-Jan issue
My sketchbag
I am excited to share I am  featured in the current edition of Plein Air Magazine!
A few months ago I was contacted by the editor Steve Doherty and asked if I would like to share how I work on location with watercolor? Of course, my answer was YES! After a few email back and forth we arranged a time for the phone interview. A week later I received the draft of the article. I made additional comments, and sent digital images of my sketches from Praque, Germany, France and Italy.

A selection of my many sketchbooks
A few days ago I received the printed version of the magazine. It is top rate: high quality paper, good color... Steve is also a painter so he has a good approach to writing that is clear, informative and interesting. When I read the article I felt he kept my "voice" in it. Not a bunch of that gibberish you often see.

What a treat it is to share my watercolor sketches and illustrated travel journals. In the printed version of Plein Air Magazine I have four pages, but the digital version is expanded to have two additional pages of my sketches. If you are interested in a copy you can purchase it at Barnes & Nobles, or subscribe to the Plein Air Magazine.

Happy Sketching!
Brenda


25 comments:

  1. Congratulations Brenda -- the magazine chose well, that is sure ;-)

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  2. Yes Brenda, this was a good article on you and was exactly how I found your blog . Love it !

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    1. Diane, The magazine has introduced me to a new group of artists. Nice to meet you, too!

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  3. What a lovely article, I gotta have it!
    New subscriptions would start with Feb/March 2013 issue, aaaack!
    So I'll be watching ebay till I can get one with your magazine.

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  4. Thanks, Susie! I know Barnes & Nobles carries the magazine.
    Happy Sketching!

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  5. I am really enjoying your DVD, finally was able to get it from Cheap Joe's.
    Also wanted to let your followers that it is possible to buy the single issued Dec/Jan PleinAir from the magazine site for $9.95, $6.95 for magazine and $3.00 for shipping. Can't wait to get mine.

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    1. Diane,
      I am tickled to hear you've enjoyed my DVD! And thank you for info on how to purchase the Plein Air Magazine. Happy Sketching!

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  6. Thank you, Diane. Now I can have my own, new copy of this issue and I will be adding the DVD to my Cheap Joe's cart. Woohoo!
    Yes, life is good.....

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    1. Susie, Thank you for your wonderful enthusiasm! Happy Sketching!

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  7. How wonderful to have an article in a magazine and I love the pic of your 'travelling studio' bag

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    1. Polly, The traveling bag is a must! Everything fits so nicely in one place.
      Happy Sketching!

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  8. Wonderful article, I subscribe to the magazine in digital format, and had neglected to download it. When I saw your blog post I grabbed my iPad and downloaded the magazine... and there it was... among all the oil paintings... your lovely watercolors. Congratulations Brenda.. and very nice write up too.

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    1. Thank you, Elaine! I love your warm encouraging words. I was surprised when Steve asked me to be in the magazine ...I said isn't that an oil painting magazine? He said oil painters could use a few tips on how to travel lighter and watercolor is the best medium for sketching. I agree! I am humbled to be included with so many wonderful painters.

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  9. wonderful! Loved hearing about this. All your loyal fans are SO pleased.

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  10. Congratulations and I look forward to reading the article and viewing more of your work! I love what I've seen so far. You are an inspiration. Have a beautiful day!

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  11. Thank you for the kind comments, Ileana!

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  12. I've been so busy I have not gone looking for the magazine. I buy them often since they brought the publication back, but am delighted to hear watercolor gets some press! I look forward to seeing your awesome work in print again! Have a great Christmas and health for your family in the new year!

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    1. Thank you for the interest in my artwork. Plein air magazine is mostly an oil painting publication so I feel a little like a drop of water in the bucket of oil... But water always floats to the top ;-)

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  13. Hello Brenda, I just received my Plein air Magazine and would like to congratulate your article in it which I just finished reading.
    I really admire your work and sketches, they are great!
    Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas and new year.

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    1. Hi Steinunn, Thank you for the wonderful message! I am very happy with the article and I'm delighted to be included in the beautiful publication. Happy Sketching!

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