In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews artist Heiner Hertling, the engaging artist/host of a PBS painting show modeled after Bob Ross’ popular series from the 1980s. Produced with a more academic and entertaining approach, Rhoads and Hertling discuss the origins of the show and logistics involved with its production. In addition, the two delve into Hertling’s captivating biography from his native Hamburg, Germany, to New York and Detroit.

Heiner Hertling, “Into the Pines,” oil on panel, 11 x 20 inches
Heiner Hertling, “Farm Pheasant,” oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches
Heiner Hertling, “First Frost,” oil on panel, 11 x 14 inches

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Eric Rhoads is a studio and plein air painter, and makes his living as publisher of PleinAir magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and Artists On Art magazine. He has a blog on artist marketing, a series of videos on art marketing, and recently authored a “done for you” marketing system for artists called Art Marketing In A Box. He lives in Austin, Texas.



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