Ken Salaz on the PleinAir Podcast -
Artist (and mentalist / magician!) Ken Salaz, featured in the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads, Episode 140

In this week’s PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads, featuring artist Ken Salaz, you’ll learn the anatomy of painting a waterfall, the tradition of seekers of beauty, how Salaz became a non-criminal pick-pocket, and much more.

Listen as Ken Salaz shares the following:
• How he quit his good-paying full-time job in construction to study with Jacob Collins (“It paid off, big time.”)
• Why he transitioned from painting the figure to focusing on landscapes, becoming one of the top landscape painters in America, if not the world
• Painting techniques such as scumbling (in detail!)
• How to make your next sunset painting glow

Notable Quotes:
“Not only do I love painting, but I also love being out in nature.”

“I still do portraits, I still do figures, but you can’t tear me away from painting the landscape.”

On painting “what was done before:”
“We have our own voice in our own time. We might be using a similar language, but we have our own poetry to say. It’s like saying you can’t use English because Shakespeare already wrote his plays…Don’t tell me the form is old and done. No – the form exists to express a new poetry…We’re using a language that allows us to express the voice of today.”

Bonus: This week’s PleinAir Podcast includes a Marketing Minute!
Eric Rhoads, author of Make More Money Selling Your Art, explains:
• Why galleries might keep up to 40 or 50% of the sale of your painting
• What you should know if you’re looking for the single best way to sell your paintings

Listen to the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads and Ken Salaz here:

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