JOHN POTOTSCHNIK FINE ART

Painting Techniques

“Coastline Dwellings” exposed

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I am asked from time to time what the motivation is behind the paintings I choose to create. The motivation varies from painting to painting. It could be as » Read More

Experiencing an Artist Residency

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Well, I just returned from a five-day Artist in Residence Program in Clarksville, TX. I was honored to be the first invited artist to set this newly established program in motion. The plan is to invite established and emerging artists to the area, provide a creative environment for them to work, and enrich the community through exposure to working artists. » Read More

City Scenes – Our Town and Other Places

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Those of us who have had children and now have grandchildren are quite familiar with the question, “Why?”

Most parents remember these seemingly never ending questions: Why is the sky blue? Why do elephants have trunks? Why is the snow white? Why does it thunder? Why is that policeman pulling us over, Daddy? Why can’t we go to McDonald’s? Why do I have to go to school? Why can’t I stick my finger in the light socket? Why can’t I wear my camouflage cloths to church? Why can’t I go home now?” The questions just keep coming. Sometimes we’d » Read More

Color Concept

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Color is an important part of painting. Some artists believe it is the most important part. I don’t agree. The reason for my position is that masterful paintings have been achieved using just one color. » Read More