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.
Listen as William Scott Jennings shares the following:
• Why he uses his first and middle name and how he fell in love with plein air as a teenager
• The plein air techniques that have also improved his studio work, and how he works differently indoors and outside
• What he looks for, and tries to understand, when viewing a historic landscape painting
• His advice on painting values in order to get the right color
• And so much more!
“I’m a very literal artist when I’m painting outdoors, because I want to see what’s going on there. If you start modifying the colors or the values, it just becomes problematic because each piece of the painting is affected by the other pieces of the painting around it.”
Bonus: This week’s PleinAir Podcast includes a Marketing Minute!
Eric Rhoads, author of Make More Money Selling Your Art, explains:
• If painting media such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, or pastel can affect how you price your art
• If your social media page should focus only on your art, or if it’s okay to include other subjects as well