Eric Rhoads interviews expressionist painter Anne Blair Brown in this week’s PleinAir Podcast. Learn her advice for seeing shapes for composition, how to have more successes than failures, and much more.
Listen as Brown shares the following:
• How she articulates the way she feels about a subject in a painting, rather than how well it can be drawn
• Understanding viscosity; she adds that the creating an underpainting lends to intentional decisions about where shadow shapes will fall, for example, which is especially important in plein air when artists are trying to “chase the light”
• How to get people to see shapes and why it’s not necessarily what it sounds like, and how the study of notan has taken her work to another level
“I’m a late bloomer,” says Brown, “and that’s why one of the things on my radar is to not necessarily teach young people one on one, but to get even more involved with making sure that young people have even more resources to get practical experience in painting and the art world.”
Bonus: This week’s PleinAir Podcast includes a Marketing Minute!
• Advice for artists who have a difficult time with the sales aspect of art
• An answer to the always relevant question, “how can I get more people to buy my paintings?”
Listen to the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads and Anne Blair Brown here:
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