PleinAir Podcast: Episode 50 – Kim Casebeer and Navigating the World of Pastel

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads dives into all things pastel with accomplished artist Kim Casebeer. Among the topics considered include how to market pastel paintings to collectors and galleries, technical approaches to pastel and how it differs from oil painting, and mastering critical concepts such as composition, shape, light and value, and color mixing. You can't listen to this episode without learning something new and important!

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 49 – Morgan Samuel Price Fosters Passion and Intrigue

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews highly successful artist Morgan Samuel Price, who has been painting professionally for almost 40 years. During their talk, Samuel Price details her connection with the Cleveland Art Museum as a child and the artworks that fostered her deep interest in color, light, and texture from brushstrokes.

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 48 – Thomas Kegler Talks Talent and Embracing Failure

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, landscape master Thomas Kegler joins Publisher Eric Rhoads at the venerable Salmagundi Club in New York City for what can only be described as a revealing and enlightening discussion. Apart from chatting about Kegler's path to artistic success, the two embark on a fascinating philosophical journey that touches on talent, failure, faith, and much more.

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 47 – Joan LaRue and ‘Why Plein Air?’

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews artist JoAnne Larue, who has an important message for our listeners you don't want to miss. Although originally interested in fashion design, Larue eventually found inspiration through the works of Kevin and Wanda McPherson. The rest, they say, is history.

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 46 – Peggi Kroll Roberts Prevails

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews the accomplished plein air painter Peggi Kroll Roberts. Rhoads and Roberts have an entertaining discussion about the artist's journey to national success, which involved a breakthrough art show and prevailing through hard times. We know you'll be inspired after listening to this!

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 45 – How Andy Evansen Avoids Heavy Detail

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews Plein Air Painters of America President Andy Evansen. In addition to detailing his commercial illustration background, Evansen and Rhoads discuss how the artist avoids heavy detail in his painting and why watercolor fits his style best. Listen now!

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 44 – Cory Trépanier’s Journey Into the Arctic

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews Cory Trépanier, creator of the wildly successful exhibition “Into The Arctic”. From Trépanier’s four painting expeditions to the Canadian Arctic, during which he traversed 25,000 miles, the exhibition features over 50 oil paintings of stunning depth and quality, many of them ranging from 5 to 15 feet wide, accompanied by his Into The Arctic films, which have been broadcast globally. Following its premiere at the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. in January, the exhibition is touring museums across North America until 2020. Rhoads and Trépanier discuss all things plein air and “Into The Arctic” (http://www.intothearctic.ca).

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 43 – Bryan Mark Taylor and “The Master’s Mind”

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews painter, lecturer, and inventor Bryan Mark Taylor. In this episode, Rhoads and Taylor talk at length the artist's DVD video "The Master's Mind", which delves into the ways you can achieve master status using a few simple techniques. Find out what you're missing here. . .

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 42 – Antonio Masi and Watercolor’s Advantage

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads sits down with American Watercolor Society President Antonio Masi. As one could expect, Rhoads and Masi delve into all things watercolor, discussing the medium's advantages over oil and how the artist makes his colors "personal".

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 41 – Lynn Gertenbach’s Russian Secrets You Need to Adopt

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews painter Lynn Gertenbach. A lover of outdoor painting and some figurative subjects, Gertenbach delves into her 15-year exploration of pastels and her lessons from studying at the Russian school. In this podcast, Rhoads and Gertenbach discuss at length the painter's techniques with color, value, and composition.

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 40 – Karl Dempwolf on the Importance of Outdoor Painting

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews German immigrant and adroit plein air painter Karl Dempwolf. Recounting his various careers in film, photography, and education for handicapped children, Dempwolf details his choice to begin painting full-time and why he feels that outdoor painting is pure joy.

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 39 – Michael Godfrey, 400 Paintings, and Intuition

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads chats with acclaimed painter and PleinAir Convention faculty Michael Godfrey. A North Carolina native, Godfrey and Rhoads discuss the artist's southern roots and the moment he became an artist. Later, the two consider the importance of working intuitively and why the number 400 is important. All this and more in a fantastic episode!

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 38 – William Davidson and Life’s Path to Art

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews artist William (Bill) Davidson, a signature member of the Oil Painters of America and American Impressionistic Society. Davidson and Rhoads consider a range of important topics, including losing one's ego, the importance of value, and what to do when life says "You should be an artist!"

PleinAir Podcast: Stefan Baumann’s Inspirational Plein Air Experience

In this Episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interview's nationally recognized and PACE instructor Stefan Baumann. From an early age, Baumann has been on an incredible artistic journey that has inspired painters for decades. How will your plein air experience change after hearing this?

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 36 – Carol Marine and Teaching Art Correctly

In this compelling episode, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews accomplished artist and Austin, Texas, native Carol Marine. Our listeners will be fascinated with Marine's artistic journey, which involved a heroic recovery from the Bastrop fires, a growing family, and finding the right priorities when teaching art. Your approach might change after hearing this!

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 35 – Amery Bohling and What Galleries Are Thinking

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads talks with plein air artist and gallery owner Amery Bohling, who offers our listeners incredible insight into how both galleries and artists should consider representation and exhibition. Bohling and Rhoads also discuss several other topics, including which design elements contribute most to aesthetic success and how to choose your next painting's subject. All this and more in a great episode!

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 34 – Mary Pettis On Painting What Moves Your Soul

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads talks with acclaimed Mary Pettis of Taylors Falls, Minnesota. Over the course of this fantastic episode, Pettis and Rhoads delve into the artist's evolution as a painter, discussing key moments in her training and an important 'ah ha!' moment.

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 33 – Stephanie Birdsall On the Art of Practice

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads sits down with artist Stephanie Birdsall, who gives our listeners an in-depth look into her fascinating journey to artistic success. Among many topics, Birdsall and Rhoads talk about the artist's choice between music and art, her studies abroad, and tips for young artists seeking their next creative breakthrough.

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 32 – Jim Wodark Breaks Through With Every Painting

Having only begin his artistic career at age 25, Wodark has blossomed into one of the nation's premier plein air painters. In this illuminating discussion, Wodark shares with Rhoads his process of juggling fatherhood with painting, the importance of composition, and making breakthroughs on every painting he completes. There's surely something for everyone in this highly anticipated interview.

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 31 – Roos Schuring On Dedication and Evolution

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads has a fascinating chat with international artist Roos Schuring from Holland, who will be a key faculty member during PleinAir Magazine's annual Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in 2017. Among the topics discussed include plein air painting in Europe, evolving your art marketing techniques, and dedicating yourself to a series. A fantastic episode!

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