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PleinAir Magazine publisher Eric Rhoads delves into the world of plein air painting and the outdoor painting movement.

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PleinAir Magazine publisher Eric Rhoads delves into the world of plein air painting and the outdoor painting movement.

    Larry Moore on Creativity and Artistic Growth

    Larry Moore on Creativity and Artistic Growth

    In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews Larry Moore, who describes himself as "intensely curious."
    Larry Moore has been a professional visual communicator for the past 45 years. His career in graphic design and advertising taught him how to creatively solve problems - a skill he shares with others through his books, videos, and workshops. He says, "It's part of the human condition to express ourselves. So why not be authentic?"
    Listen as they discuss:
    - Seeing the plein air movement evolve over the past two decades (Was it plein air, or was it just Florida?)
    - What makes plein air paintings stand out from the rest
    - Artistic creativity and breaking free from assumptions
    - Creative challenges and taking risks
    - The artists who inspire him
    - Exploring the creative process in his new video, "The Creativity Course: Finding Your Unique Painting Language"
    - Overcoming creative blocks and embracing uncertainty in art
    - Larry's four talking points about change and growth
    Bonus! How can artists manage social media junk queries versus actual buyers? And how should you price your framed oil paintings? Eric Rhoads answers in this week's Art Marketing Minute.
     
    Related Links:
    – Larry Moore online: https://www.larrymoorestudios.com/
    - Plein Air Live: https://pleinairlive.com/
    – PleinAir Magazine: https://pleinairmagazine.com/
    – Plein Air Convention & Expo: https://pleinairconvention.com/
    – Submit Art Marketing Questions: artmarketing.com/questions

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Richard Sneary on the Worst Thing You Can Do When Painting, and More

    Richard Sneary on the Worst Thing You Can Do When Painting, and More

    In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews Richard Sneary, who began painting as an artist primarily en plein air in 2011 after 40 years as an architectural illustrator and architect. Architecture was the first love of his career and formed the foundation of his understanding of design composition, freehand drawing perspective, and the built-in natural environment, as well as many other aspects of his personal and professional growth.
    Listen as they discuss:
    - Why so many painters - especially watercolorists - started in architecture
    - What he was thinking when he quit his successful career as an architect to become a full-time artist (how it was a leap, and a stumble)
    - Richard's advice for others who are developing their art career
    - Letting go of tight details and painting more loosely
    - The difference he experiences as a painter in regards to being more relaxed day to day versus the pressure of working at an office job
    - Why he travels to 11-12 plein air events in a given year (Hint: It relates to what inspires him as an artist)
    - Embracing the struggle and his pitch to those who don't paint en plein air
    - The worst thing you can do when painting indoors or outdoors, no matter your level of experience
    Bonus! How do you price your paintings (and not set the price too low)? And how can artists use AI for their business? Eric Rhoads answers in this week's Art Marketing Minute.
    Related Links:
    – Richard Sneary online: https://www.richardsneary.com/
    – Fall Color Week: https://fallcolorweek.com/
    – Watercolor Live: https://watercolorlive.com/wcl2024
    – PleinAir Magazine: https://pleinairmagazine.com/
    – Plein Air Convention & Expo: https://pleinairconvention.com/
    – Submit Art Marketing Questions: artmarketing.com/questions
    The Plein Air Podcast has been named the #1 Painting Podcast by FeedSpot for two years in a row. New in 2023: FeedSpot has named Eric's Art Marketing Minute Podcast as one of the Top 25 Art Business and Marketing Blogs on the web.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Plein Air Podcast Special Episode: Artists for Lahaina

    Plein Air Podcast Special Episode: Artists for Lahaina

    Join us for a free Art Streamathon live event to support those affected by the Maui wildfires: Art auction, Artist interviews, Musical guests, Studio tours, and more on Friday, September 22. Learn more and register at https://artstreamathon.com/artists-for-lahaina.
    From September 15-24, 2023, bid on original artwork in support of Lahaina’s recovery. The Artists for Lahaina auction features nearly 1,000 paintings from artists around the world, with a total valuation of nearly $1 million. Bidding begins September 15 at 12:00pm EST at https://www.artistsforlahaina.com/.
    The artists contributing work include Sherrie McGraw, Quang Ho, Josh Elliott, Joe McGurl, Lori Putnam, Josh Clare, Bill Anton, Kathleen Hudson, Mark Shasha, Brienne Brown, and many more.

    • 43 min
    James Hart Dyke on Climbing and Painting a Mountain Summit

    James Hart Dyke on Climbing and Painting a Mountain Summit

    This is Plein Air Podcast episode number 253 with British artist and plein air mountaineer James Hart Dyke, who shares a story about a plein air adventure all of us wish we could have been a part of:
    James Hart Dyke climbed and painted Mont Blanc, which has an elevation of almost 15,800 feet, making it the highest summit of Western Europe. It was a treacherous trip of navigating around crevasses, going up glaciers, and avoiding avalanches and rock falls. Failure was not an option.
    Why did he do it? He wanted to reenact and emulate as closely as possible the conditions under which the legendary French painter of the Alps, Gabriel Loppé, made his pair of Summit paintings at sunset in 1873.
    Listen as they discuss:
    – The inspirational moment he had as an 8-year-old, which led him to his path as a painter
    – How studying architecture in college launched his professional artistic career (“It’s a bit dreamy, but that’s how my career started.”)
    – Dealing with frequent rain as a plein air painter in the UK (“Plein air painting is not for the faint-hearted.”)
    – The positive aspect of having what he calls “generators,” or challenges when painting on location
    – His thrilling experience with the British Intelligence Service and painting combat zones
    – How the producers of the James Bond films discovered him and his work (“It was very thrilling, but I’d say it all comes out of plein air landscape painting.”)
    – His experiences with King Charles and the Royal Party
    – How his plein air Summit adventure came to be, how he prepared himself physically, mentally, and logistically as a painter
    – His takeaways from the extreme experience and what he learned about himself
    – The plein air movement in the UK
    – And what’s next for James: Painting one of America’s iconic parks
    And in this week’s Art Marketing Minute:
    What can you do to attract more out-of-town buyers?
    Are there ways to vet potential buyers so you don’t waste your time?
    Listen and learn!
    Related Links:
    – James Hart Dyke online: https://jameshartdyke.com/
    – Plein Air Japan: https://pleinairjapan.com/spring-2024
    – Realism Live: https://realismlive.com/
    – Plein Air Magazine: https://pleinairmagazine.com/
    – Fall Color Week: https://fallcolorweek.com/
    – European Fine Art Trip: https://finearttrip.com/stockholm-madrid
    – Sunday Coffee: https://coffeewitheric.com/
    – Submit Art Marketing Questions: artmarketing.com/questions
    The Plein Air Podcast has been named the #1 Painting Podcast by FeedSpot for two years in a row. New in 2023: FeedSpot has named Eric’s Art Marketing Minute Podcast as one of the Top 25 Art Business and Marketing Blogs on the web.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How Jennifer McChristian's Military Background Influences Her Art, and more

    How Jennifer McChristian's Military Background Influences Her Art, and more

    This is Plein Air Podcast episode number 252 with last year's PleinAir Salon winner and artist extraordinaire Jennifer McChristian.
    In addition to being an artist, Jennifer has served in the United States Army Reserves and in the Canadian Army Reserves. She has been a full-time artist since 2000, and teaches painting workshops around the world. She was also the Grand Prize Winner of the 12th Annual PleinAir Salon, and she recently filmed a video for PaintTube.tv (to be released in the near future).
    Bonus! In this week's Art Marketing Minute, Eric answers the questions: "Who owns the rights to copy your painting if you donate it?" and "Should you take genre-specific paintings only when attending a niche event?"
    Related Links:
    – Jennifer McChristian online: https://www.jennifermcchristian.com/
    – Plein Air Japan: https://pleinairjapan.com/spring-2024
    – Plein Air Magazine: https://pleinairmagazine.com/
    – Fall Color Week: https://fallcolorweek.com/
    – European Fine Art Trip: https://finearttrip.com/stockholm-madrid
    – Submit Art Marketing Questions: artmarketing.com/questions

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Four Painters Share Their Best Advice

    Four Painters Share Their Best Advice

    In this episode, Eric Rhoads interviews painters Jill Wagner, Albert Handell, Aaron Schuerr, and Bill Schneider. Listen (and watch) as they discuss how to develop a style, how to stimulate yourself to the next level, and how to move forward when you're stuck. Our four guests even give you their best tips and advice on how to become a great artist.
    Bonus! In this week's Art Marketing Minute, Eric addresses the first things you should do when you're ready to begin marketing your art; and how to know which media could be the most effective for showcasing your unique work.
    Related Links:
    – Pastel Live: https://pastellive.com/psl-2023
    – Watercolor Live: https://watercolorlive.com/wcl2024
    – Plein Air Magazine: https://pleinairmagazine.com/
    – Fall Color Week: https://fallcolorweek.com/
    – European Fine Art Trip: https://finearttrip.com/stockholm-madrid
    – Submit Art Marketing Questions: artmarketing.com/questions
    The Plein Air Podcast has been named the #1 Painting Podcast by FeedSpot for two years in a row. New in 2023: FeedSpot has named Eric's Art Marketing Minute Podcast as one of the Top 25 Art Business and Marketing Blogs on the web.

    • 1 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

listener 9999 ,

The pastel show was a fun listen

It was great listening to the ‘23 pastel episode. Great tips and very inspiring.

Quirkartist ,

Current, fun, insightful, and MOTIVATING

Eric is a phenomenal host and I’m so glad he has made this show a regular priority. He has great insights and such passion for plein air. What an invaluable opportunity to learn from the best for free on this show! I always walk away ready to try something new or see my work and others with a keener sensibility for what works and what it takes to become a better painter. Thank you, Eric!

Alison Schutz ,

Best Art Podcast out there.

How generous is Erik Rhodes with his time and talent to share these wonderful art podcasts, full of outstanding information, free, for anyone wanting to learn more about the Art Journey. I personally think this is the best Art Podcast out there and I listen to a lot of outstanding ones. He has even made me want to start a Plein Air Group here in Corpus Christi, it’s in the making. Thanks for all you do for the Art World.

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