PleinAir Podcast - landscape painting
"Luffenholtz, Spring Afternoon" (20 x 24 in.) landscape painting by Jim McVicker, featured in the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads, Episode 104

In this week’s PleinAir Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews oil painter Jim McVicker, who “was hooked immediately” on art when he first used acrylics to copy paintings from a book.

Listen as McVicker shares the following:
• The eye-opening experience he had that resulted in tremendous growth for his own art
• How to get the most out of plein air by immersing yourself in the community
• What is (and what is not) a plein air painting

“It makes me feel whole,” McVicker says of painting outdoors. “It makes me feel alive.”

On his website, McVicker tells us, “I paint small and large on location. I’ve painted as large as 54×84 outdoors, but normally work 9×12 to 30×40. I may work one to fifteen or twenty sittings outdoors. I have no set rules but work until I feel I’ve completed the painting. Sometimes years later I will re-work a painting in the studio when I feel it is not quite working. It is funny how time can often change how we perceive our work.”

This week’s PleinAir Podcast includes a Marketing Minute!
You’ll learn:
• What happens if you hit a “price ceiling” when selling your art
• How to advertise your art to a targeted audience

Listen to the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads and Jim McVicker here:

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