The “Local Masters” opening, a show at Southwest Gallery in Dallas featuring new works by John Cook and myself, had it’s unveiling on 12 May. Thank you to Southwest Gallery for hosting this show for us. Trying something different, the gallery switched from its normal Saturday afternoon opening to Friday night; they called it “Date Night”. There was an enthusiastic response from all who came…collectors, friends, family, and artists. It was a wonderful evening without a moments rest. Sales were minimal at the opening but I fully expect that to change over the course of the show that runs through June.

I was very pleased to be teamed up with John Cook, he is a phenomenal painter. I’ve known John for many years. We were fellow freelance illustrators in Dallas in the 1970′s and a little bit of 1980′s. What is so exciting about this show is the contrast. Cook’s work is bold, colorful, impressionistic, and full of energy, while mine is subtle, muted, naturalistic, and peaceful. I hope you can make it by Southwest Gallery to view the works up close. Many have expressed to me that they were surprised by the scale of the work, as photos just don’t do the works justice.

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John Cook

John Cook  (Photo by Jim Rogers)

John Pototschnik

John Pototschnik  (Photo by Jim Rogers)

 

If you are unable to come to Dallas to view the show, you may view all my pieces in the show below. Click on images to enlarge. I worked on this show for over a year and am proud of the result. I hope you enjoy them.

"A Day in the Life Of" - 50" x 30" - Oil

“A Day in the Life Of” – 50″ x 30″ – Oil

Advancing Night - 30 x 24 - w

“Advancing Night” – 30″ x 24″ – Oil

Be Still My Soul - 30 x 40 - w

“Be Still My Soul” – 30″ x 40″ – Oil

Country Spring - 18 x 24 - w

“Country Spring” – 18″ x 24″ – Oil

Cruising Vermont's Backroads - 64 x 48

“Cruising the Backroads” – 64″ x 48″ – Oil

England Fog - 27 x 16

“England Fog” – 27″ x 16″ – Oil

Georgia Fog - 9 x 12 - w

“Georgia Fog” – 9″ x 12″ – Oil

"Land of Abundance (Study)" - 7.5" x 15" - Oil

“Land of Abundance (Study)” – 7.5″ x 15″ – Oil

Land of Abundance - 35 x 65 - w

“Land of Abundance” – 35″ x 65″ – Oil

Malabar Farm - 18 x 24 - w

“Malabar Farm” – 18″ x 24″ – Oil

Missouri Farmhouse

“Missouri Farmhouse” – 20″ x 15.5″ – Oil

"Mystery of the Night" - 12" x 16" - Oil

“Mystery of the Night” – 12″ x 16″ – Oil

Montecatini - 30 x 24

“Montecatini” – 30″ x 24″ – Oil

New England Light - 8.88 x 17.5

“New England Light” – 8.88″ x 17.5″ – Oil

Rural Hideaway - 25 x 28

“Rural Hideaway” – 25″ x 28″ – Oil

Saturday Afternoon Game - 16 x 20

“Saturday Afternoon Game” – 16″ x 20″ – Oil

Staying Home - 16 x 27 - w

“Staying Home” – 16″ x 27″ – Oil

The Jones House  1878-Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

“The Jones House 1878 -Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve” – 13.5″ x 9.68″ – Oil

The White House, South Portico - 16 x 20 - w

“The White House, South Portico” – 16″ x 20″ – Oil

Winter Day - 12 x 12 - w

“A Winter Day” – 12″ x 12″ – Oil

"Frozen" - 40" x 40" - Oil

“Frozen” – 40″ x 40″ – Oil

 

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 I am very pleased to announce the release of my first instructional DVD, Limited Palette Landscapes, professionally produced by Liliedahl Art Videos. The video contains over 15 hours of instruction and follows my painting process from selection of the canvas to the final brush stoke. For a detailed description of the video contents, including a short video…and order instructions…please click HERE. Thank you in advance for adding this DVD to your video library. Upon viewing, if you would kindly share your comments with me, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU.

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John Pototschnik is an Art Renewal Center Associate Living Master

To view his bio and art, please click HERE