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Listen to the PleinAir Podcast, hosted by Publisher Eric Rhoads. Each week Rhoads features a new artist to discuss the world of painting outdoors, the business side of art, and more.

Mike Hernandez, featured in the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads

PleinAir Podcast 208: Mike Hernandez on Channeling Fear and More

In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews plein air painter and former production designer for DreamWorks Animation Mike Hernandez. Mike shares how he learned to channel his fear into creative energy and the related near-death experience that left him thinking, "What am I doing? I wanted to be an artist." This story will have your palms sweating.
Ben Bauer, featured in the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads

PleinAir Podcast 207: Ben Bauer’s Leap to Becoming a Full-Time Artist

In this episode Eric interviews contemporary American landscape painter Ben Bauer, who recently left his job to become a full-time artist. They discuss this, as well as key essentials to know about art materials; how painting in plein air changed his work; tips on composition; and more.
Tom Lynch on the Plein Air Podcast

PleinAir Podcast 206: Watercolor Artist Tom Lynch on Building an Art Career and More

In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric interviews watercolor artist Tom Lynch; listen and learn how to build a career and make a successful living from someone who has done both.
Self-portrait of John Coleman, featured in the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads

PleinAir Podcast 205: John Coleman on Artist Success and More

In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric interviews Western artist John Coleman, who shares what, to him (and to many successful artists), is the scariest thing in the world - it's not what you think.
John Michael Carter, featured in the PleinAir Podcast

PleinAir Podcast 204: John Michael Carter on Painting Composition and More

In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric interviews plein air and studio painter John Michael Carter on realism in art, the process of learning and finding one's voice, and painting elements such as composition and focal points, and more.
Garin Baker, featured in the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads, Episode 203

PleinAir Podcast 203: Representational Landscape Painter Garin Baker

New! The PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads is the #1 rated painting podcast in the world via Feedspot's 2021 list! In this episode Eric interviews Garin Baker, a traditional representational painter and instructor at the Art Students League of New York.
PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads - Mark Sublette

PleinAir Podcast 202: From the Art Dealer Diaries, Part 2

In this second half of Eric's interview on the Art Dealer Diaries Podcast with Mark Sublette, Eric shares his interesting path to publishing and how Plein Air grew into a convention, Salon, and more. Listen and be inspired as he talks about the importance of doing what you love.
Mark Sublette, host of the Art Dealer Diaries

PleinAir Podcast 201: From the Art Dealer Diaries, Part 1

In this special edition, listen to an interview with Mark Sublette of the Art Dealers Diaries podcast as he interviews Eric Rhoads about his path from the radio business to art, how he keeps up with his daily live videos with other artists, and much more.
Randall Sexton, featured in the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads

PleinAir Podcast 200: Randall Sexton on Seeing Color and More

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Eric interviews artist Randall Sexton, who goes into why he has been experimenting with abstract art and how his approach has changed over the years, as well as thoughts on seeing color, painting greens, what happened when he added black to his palette, his art "confession," and much more.
Photo of artist Pablo Rubén

PleinAir Podcast 199: Interview with Watercolor Artist Pablo Rubén

In this episode, Eric interviews Spanish watercolor artist Pablo Rubén on the international plein air painting scene, and more.
Plein Air Podcast - Cynthia Rosen artist

PleinAir Podcast 198: Cynthia Rosen on Painting with a Palette Knife and More

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Eric interviews artist Cynthia Rosen, who is known for her colorful palette knife landscape paintings and her "no-fear" approach.
Plein air painter Gene Costanza

PleinAir Podcast 197: Gene Costanza, From Officer to Artist

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Eric interviews former police sergeant Gene Costanza, who shares the serendipitous experiences - and hard work - that helped him become the artist he is today. 
PleinAir Podcast - George Gallo

PleinAir Podcast 196: George Gallo on Making Movies and Art

In this PleinAir Podcast, Eric interviews movie director and plein air artist George Gallo, who takes us behind the scenes of his first movie, "Local Color." They also discuss painting for yourself versus the market; plein air compared to studio painting; and how the act of painting informs his film work.
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PleinAir Podcast 195: Carole Gray-Weihman on Art Movements and More

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Eric interviews Carole Gray-Weihman on art movements from neo-expressionism to plein air. Bonus: Learn the reason painting "blocks" can be exciting, and why it's a good practice.
Beverly Ford Evans artist - PleinAir Podcast

PleinAir Podcast 194: Beverly Ford Evans on Understanding Values and More

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Eric interviews Nashville native Beverly Ford Evans on how she fell in love with painting wildlife en plein air; how to enhance the scene in front of you to create a better painting; how to get better at values, and much more.
PleinAir Podcast Francesco Fontana artist

PleinAir Podcast 193: Italian Artist Francesco Fontana on Watercolor and More

In this Plein Air Podcast with Eric Rhoads, listen to Fontana tell us about what it was like to continue living as an artist in Italy during the initial Covid outbreak; his approach to painting watercolor and his advice for painting cities and for finding the right colors to use; and more.
PleinAir Podcast - Josh Clare

PleinAir Podcast 192: Josh Clare on Painting in the Snow and More

In this episode Eric interviews Josh Clare, who shares the surprising advice he got about how to excel at painting and experience substantial growth as an artist; the first thing he looks for when beginning a plein air painting; studio vs plein air landscapes; saving a painting that wasn't working; and more.
PleinAir Podcast artist Antonin Passemard

PleinAir Podcast 191: French Impressionist Painter Antonin Passemard

In this episode Eric interviews French Impressionist painter Antonin Passemard, who shares what it was like to study art through the Repin Academy; why it can be easier to teach someone painting if they've never had an art lesson; how to make one element the "main character" of your painting; and more!
PleinAir Podcast - Carolyn Anderson

PleinAir Podcast 190: Carolyn Anderson On The Language of Art and More

In this episode Eric interviews Carolyn Anderson on what it was like to work at Disney's' Imagineering workshop and how it influenced her as an artist; why we have such a hard time with edges; the important art book written by a neuroscientist, and more!
Plein Air Podcast - Qiang Huang artist

PleinAir Podcast 189: Qiang Huang on Art as a Science and More

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Eric interviews artist Qiang Huang on how he discovered plein air painting, the color theory app he created for artists, what he learned from Richard Schmid, and much more!
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