PleinAir Art Podcast - Bob Rohm -
Bob Rohm, “Afternoon on Cow Creek,” 36 x 48 in.

In this week’s PleinAir Art Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews Bob Rohm, who calls himself a tonal landscape painter who is impressionistic mostly in terms of his brushwork. He explains that painting en plein air is about capturing the time, place, and environment that you’re in. “What does the atmosphere feel like,” he asks.

In their conversation, Rohm explains what’s going through his mind as he sets out to paint a landscape, why you don’t want to create too many areas of contrast in a painting, and his thoughts on colors and values.

When Rhoads asks him what, in his opinion, most beginners struggle with, Rohm explains that “they’re trying to use too many colors, and they’re not learning to mix what they see.” He says that instead of buying every tube of green, for example, artists should mix their colors. He adds that he works with a very limited palette of about four colors (learn what these colors are, and more advice on how to paint landscapes, in the podcast).

Listen to this PleinAir Art Podcast with Eric Rhoads and Bob Rohm:

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