This week Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews landscape painter Dave Santillanes for the PleinAir Art Podcast. Santillanes is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. His work has won awards in the Plein Air Division at the Oil Painters of America National Show wet paint competition, as well as the PleinAir Salon.
“Capturing the essence of a landscape involves a realistic rendering of color, light and atmosphere,” Santillanes says on his website. “This requires direct observation and is why most of my paintings begin in the field with a plein air study. But studying the physical aspects of nature isn’t the only reason I paint outdoors; for me, the sensory experience of being there is equally important. There’s no better way to get to know a place on earth than to sit for a couple of hours and contemplate it while painting. This intense observation brings a spiritual intimacy with the scene that can’t be achieved in mere passing and allows me to ‘speak’ with complete sincerity in each painting.”
In this podcast, Rhoads and Santillanes discuss the business side of art, including art galleries and current sales issues.
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