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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.

PleinAir Podcast 182: PleinAir Live Women’s Panel on the Art-Life Balance

In this episode Eric interviews Sherrie McGraw, Jane Hunt, and Kathleen Hudson in an "Art-Life Balance" roundtable. Enjoy this exclusive segment from Plein Air Live.
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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 64: Alvaro Castagnet and a New Vision for Watercolor

Listen to this new PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads to learn more about Alvaro Castagnet, his art, and why he says seeing the end result of your work is critical for watercolor artists in particular.
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PleinAir Podcast Episode 96: Laurie Kersey

Laurie Kersey’s work includes the dramatic coastline and quiet countryside of California through still lifes, floral, figure, and equine paintings. In this week's podcast, Kersey explains why she considers drawing to be the foundation of painting, the fact that her signature is not a stamp, and more.
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PleinAir Podcast 128: Josh Elliott on Painting Without a Formula and More

Eric Rhoads interviews Montana artist Josh Elliott in this week’s PleinAir Podcast. Josh shares why he doesn't teach art workshops, how he times his paintings when painting outdoors, and much more.
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PleinAir Podcast 161: Debra Joy Groesser on Life as an Artist and More

In this episode Eric interviews Nebraska artist Debra Joy Groesser, who is also President of the American Impressionist Society.
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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: Episode 11 – Eric Rhoads with Artist Dean Mitchell

In this week's episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads sits down with the acclaimed painter Dean Mitchell, who revels for our listeners...

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. . .
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PleinAir Podcast Episode 75: Nancie King Mertz

Curious about pastel? In this interview with Publisher Eric Rhoads, Master Artist Nancie King Mertz discusses the medium, including the techniques she uses.
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PleinAir Podcast Episode 107: Michele Byrne on Selling Art and More

Eric Rhoads interviews impressionist oil painter Michele Byrne in this week’s PleinAir Podcast. Byrne tells us why she prefers using a palette knife, shares her advice for selling art, and much more!
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PleinAir Podcast 139: Michael Obermeyer on Painting Landscapes for the Air Force, and More

In this week’s PleinAir Podcast, Eric Rhoads welcomes California landscape painter Michael Obermeyer, whose paintings are in the U.S. Air Force Historical Art Collection in the Smithsonian Institute and the Pentagon.
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PleinAir Podcast 172: Kim Lordier on Painting with Pastels and More

In this episode Eric interviews Kim Lordier about painting from photo references, creating atmospheric perspective, and more.

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 22 – Quang Ho and Painting as Performance

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads and lifetime plein air artist Quang Ho sit down for a chat on all...

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 54 – Heiner Hertling Channels Bob Ross

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews artist Heiner Hertling, the engaging artist/host of a PBS painting show modeled after Bob Ross' popular series from the 1980s. Produced with a more academic and entertaining approach, Rhoads and Hertling discuss the origins of the show and logistics involved with its production. In addition, the two delve into Hertling's captivating biography from his native Hamburg, Germany, to New York and Detroit.
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PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 86: Michael Chesley Johnson

In this week’s podcast, discover how Michael Chesley Johnson works with multiple mediums for painting outdoors, his thoughts on the color wheel, and how to not only paint, but document, landscapes.
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PleinAir Podcast 118: Impressionist Artist Richard Oversmith on Plein Air Painting Techniques and More

Plein air artist Richard Oversmith on techniques for painting outdoors, understanding color, traveling with paints — and much more — in this PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads.
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PleinAir Podcast 151: William Scott Jennings on Painting Values, Color, and More

A talented painter who is also great at explaining painting techniques, William Scott Jennings joins Eric Rhoads for this episode of the PleinAir Podcast. Jennings paints large-scale landscapes and is passionate about painting outdoors. “No matter how good you are - or aren't - you learn,” he says.
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PleinAir Podcast 183: Mary Longe Shares Advice for Starting a Plein Air Group

In this episode Eric interviews Mary Longe of the Plein Painters of Chicago on a common topic: how to have a successful plein air group.

PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 1: Matt Smith

Publisher Eric Rhoads has interviewed artist Matt Smith in this week's new PleinAir Podcast. Smith touches on life as a painter, his career and...
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