Rodgers finds a rich array of painting subjects close to home in Colorado and also throughout the US and abroad, especially the Mediterranean region of Europe.
Rodgers works in an “alla prima” manner, usually beginning with a warm-tone underpainting and completing a painting in one session when possible. This method, since it involves painting directly into wet paint, allows great flexibility in mixing colors and attaining soft edges, and fosters a fresh, spontaneous approach to painting. Rodgers takes a strong interest in the effects of light/shadow and warm/cool colors, and is intrigued by the interplay between the landscape and its human inhabitants. He paints both in the studio and en plein air.