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Plein Air Art Podcast

Apr 6, 2021

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews British artist James Willis on painting buildings and cityscapes, art history, and more.

Listen as they discuss:

- How he left his career in accounting to become a full-time artist
- News of his upcoming show in Hitchin, England and his forthcoming instructional book on painting buildings in oil
- Insights on composition when it comes to painting buildings and houses, including what to leave in or out
- Aerial perspective, "deconstructing" elements in the scene,
- Tips on how to improve your perspective
- His process of drawing first
- How foreshortening applies to architecture in a painting
- Glimpses into the history of art in regards to painting street scenes and cityscapes, and the work of Canaletto
- Thoughts on plein air painting - the practice and the movement - in the UK

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