John Dalton - gently does it .... podcast
Ep 70 - Jacob Dhein : Knowing When To Let Go

I had a great chat with San Francisco based artist Jacob Dhein. Jacob’s work balances on the edge of realism and abstraction. He paints beautiful figures and cityscapes, and he’s also a fan of plein air painting. We talked about rollerblading, distinguishing yourself as an artist, letting go of things that hold you back, Irish bars and a lot more . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

  • Painting with family,
  • Early mentors,
  • Sculpture,
  • Planning workflow,
  • Cityscapes,
  • Figurative painting,
  • Painting on board,
  • Color palette,
  • Plein air painting,
  • Abstract painting,
  • Working in bars,
  • Portrait painting,
  • Craftsmanship,
  • Teaching,
  • Art business,
  • Social media,
  • Most emotional picture to paint,
  • Future projects,
  • Current artists challenges,
  • Learning,

To find out more about Jacob and his work

Jacob’s Instagram feed

Most moving paintings to make . . .

Hanna by Jacob Dhein

Hanna by Jacob Dhein

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