In this episode of the PleinAir Art Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews Colorado artist Ralph Oberg, who reflects that “the only ones who lose are the ones who quit.”
Oberg’s early inspirations were established plein air painters, who motivated him to begin painting outdoors directly, rather than from photo references. Although he’s known to do more studio work at this stage of his life, he says that outdoor painting can be a great stepping stone to other things as an artist, and that “growth as an artist in all stages of life is important.”
During the interview, he also discusses his path of studying under great artists, and how doing so is key to elevating one’s art and career.
Oberg’s website states that he “has been a full-time, self-supporting artist since 1974. He specialized in wildlife subjects exclusively until the mid 80s. He began working primarily with landscape subjects, in the plein air tradition, in 1989. Wildlife is now again part of his subject matter.”
Click below to listen to PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 71 with Eric Rhoads and Ralph Oberg: