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PleinAir Magazine publisher Eric Rhoads delves into the world of plein air painting and the outdoor painting movement.

PleinAir Magazine publisher Eric Rhoads delves into the world of plein air painting and the outdoor painting movement.


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PleinAir Magazine publisher Eric Rhoads delves into the world of plein air painting and the outdoor painting movement.






PleinAir Podcast 202: From the Art Dealer Diaries, Part 2

In this second half of Eric's interview on the Art Dealer Diaries Podcast with Mark Sublette, Eric shares his interesting path to publishing and how Plein Air grew into a convention, Salon, and more. Listen and be inspired as he talks about the importance of doing what you love.


PleinAir Podcast 201: From the Art Dealer Diaries, Part 1

In this special edition, listen to an interview with Mark Sublette of the Art Dealers Diaries podcast as he interviews Eric Rhoads about his path from the radio business to art, how he keeps up with his daily live videos with other artists, and much more.


Randall Sexton on Seeing Color and More

Eric Rhoads interviews artist Randall Sexton, who goes into why he has been experimenting with abstract art and how his approach has changed over the years, as well as thoughts on seeing color, painting greens, what happened when he added black to his palette, his art "confession," and much more.


Interview with Watercolor Artist Pablo Rubén

In this episode, Eric Rhoads interviews Spanish watercolor artist Pablo Rubén on the international plein air painting scene, and more.


Cynthia Rosen on Painting with a Palette Knife and More

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews artist Cynthia Rosen, who is known for her colorful palette knife landscape paintings and her "no-fear" approach.


Gene Costanza, From Officer to Artist

Eric Rhoads interviews former police sergeant Gene Costanza, who shares the serendipitous experiences - and hard work - that helped him become the artist he is today.


George Gallo on Making Movies and Art

Eric Rhoads interviews movie director and plein air artist George Gallo, who takes us behind the scenes of his first movie, "Local Color." They also discuss painting for yourself versus the market; plein air compared to studio painting; and how the act of painting informs his film work.


Carole Gray-Weihman on Art Movements and More

Eric Rhoads interviews Carole Gray-Weihman art movements from neo-expressionism to plein air. Bonus: Learn the reason painting "blocks" can be exciting, and why it's a good practice.


Beverly Ford Evans on Understanding Values and More

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews Nashville native Beverly Ford Evans on how she fell in love with painting wildlife en plein air; how to enhance the scene in front of you to create a better painting; how to get better at values, and much more.


Italian Artist Francesco Fontana on Watercolor and More

In this interview, listen to Francesco Fontana tell us about what it was like to continue living as an artist in Italy during the initial Covid outbreak; his approach to painting watercolor and his advice for painting cities and for finding the right colors to use; and more.


Josh Clare on Painting in the Snow and More

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews Josh Clare, who shares the surprising advice he got about how to excel at painting and experience substantial growth as an artist; the first thing he looks for when beginning a plein air painting; studio vs plein air landscapes; saving a painting that wasn't working; and more.


French Impressionist Painter Antonin Passemard

Eric Rhoads interviews French Impressionist painter Antonin Passemard, who shares what it was like to study art through the Repin Academy; why it can be easier to teach someone painting if they've never had an art lesson; how to make one element the "main character" of your painting; and more!


Carolyn Anderson On The Language of Art and More

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews Carolyn Anderson on what it was like to work at Disney's' Imagineering workshop and how it influenced her as an artist; why we have such a hard time with edges; the important art book written by a neuroscientist, and more!


Qiang Huang on Art as a Science and More

In this episode Eric interviews artist Qiang Huang on how he discovered plein air painting, what he learned from Richard Schmid, and much more!


Thomas W. Schaller on Painting the "Light" in Watercolor and More

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews the world famous watercolorist Thomas W. Schaller on bad painting habits, developing good design as a painter, the one thing that has made him want to burn his brushes, and much more.


Georgia Mansur on Acrylic Plein Air Painting and More

Today Eric Rhoads interviews Georgia Mansur, an American artist living and working in Australia for most of her life - you don't want to miss this one!


Art Curator Timothy Standring on Contemporary and Historic Painters

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews Timothy Standring, who is the Curator Emeritus of the Denver Art Museum, an art historian, author, and much more.


Rose Frantzen on Philosophies of Art and More

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews Rose Frantzen, who shares some of the deepest thinking about painting you may have ever heard.


Brienne Brown on Painting with Watercolor and More

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews watercolor artist Brienne Brown painting outdoors, framing watercolors, and much more.


Mary Longe Shares Advice for Starting a Plein Air Group

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews Mary Longe of the Plein Painters of Chicago on how to have a successful plein air group.