I’m very pleased to announce the release of my video,  Create Unlimited Color with a Limited Palette, and it’s accompanying workbook, Limited Palette, Unlimited Color. Almost a year in the making, the workbook, along with the video, are uniquely designed to help those struggling with mixing color and achieving color harmony. The book  covers the subject of color in a very clear, practical and concise way, in fact, it’s the very material taught in my workshops for many years. What the book explains in great detail, the video demonstrates visually. I guarantee, if the principles taught in the book are applied, you will see a tremendous improvement in the color and color harmony of your paintings.

The heart of the book features 46 paintings divided into seven major divisions of the color wheel: Complements, Equilateral Triads, Isosceles Triads, Square Quadratics, Rectangular Quadratics, Extended Analogous, and Primary Dominant. Each painting was created using the same three primary colors, plus white. In addition, the subject, composition, and basic value structure of the paintings are the same, the only thing that changes is the color scheme. This is what makes this workbook special and unique.

The 96-page spiral bound workbook is just that, it is a workbook designed to be used in the studio, not to be read once and put on a shelf. It teaches not only the benefits of using a simple three-primary color palette, but also:

The structure and divisions of the color wheel

* How to mix color and create your own color wheels

* How to select the appropriate colors for your palette

* How to mix beautiful, clean color every time

* How to achieve color harmony…and much, much more

Practice color mixing on a piece of clear acetate laid directly on a selected image.

Practice color mixing on a piece of clear acrylic laid directly on a selected image.

Included with each book are Projects specifically designed to reinforce what is taught. Also, I’ve included a thick piece of crystal clear acrylic that can be laid over any of the 46 paintings. Using the palette selection shown on each page, learn how I mixed each color; apply your mixes directly to the acrylic. It will be a powerful learning experience.

Order your book HERE.

To order additional crystal clear acrylic sheets, click HERE.



Lilli Pell – Sep 23, 2021 – “I really enjoyed and have benefitted from studying John Pototschnik’s Unlimited Color With A Limited Palette Softcover Book . It is very well written and illustrated and I believe it is a book that will become a classic in time. I have not seen anyone else cover the subject of color in the way that he has. His genuineness and enthusiasm is inspiring. I hope he will continue to share his knowledge and understanding of painting with those of us who want to learn. I have had the pleasure of watching his video “Unlimited Color with a Limited Palette” and it is excellent also.”

Gayle GilmanJun 19, 2021 – “I’m working through this book slowly because I am a pastel portrait artist so am mixing colors with oils with no previous oil experience. After mixing & creating the limited palette color wheel with color swatches as Mr. Pototschnik has done I am applying this knowledge to my pastels & creating a small portrait with each particular palette. If you work in another medium, don’t rule this book out. Be creative & take the knowledge & experience you are gaining & make it your own.”

Eugenia GarciaMar 26, 2021 – “I am so excited to add this amazing book to my resources as a reference guide when creating moods in my own artworks but also especially as a visual tool to help my students understand how values are most important and color harmony can be achieved by limiting the palette. Young students are usually eager to use many colors and I started using this book last week as a reference in teaching color principles. Looking at the examples in this book helped the light bulbs turn on more quickly in my student’s eyes and minds to more impactful possibilities using fewer colors in creating their own original artworks.”

Doris – Mar 05, 2021 – “I have had some experience with a limited palette before but John’s book takes limited palette to a new dimension. His exercises and explanations are easy to follow and makes so much sense at the same time, allows for much more in depth knowledge. The book’s teaching makes you really hone in on color. I would recommend it for any level artist but especially the beginner. It’s a great reference book that will be used over and over again.”

Margo – Jul 19, 2020 – “A most excellent book. I love that it is spiral bound which makes it easier to read while mixing paint. A wonderful explanation of color theory. They only draw back for me personally was the price, but a worthy investment to my art library. What still boggles my mind is the unlimited color you can create based on which primary hues you choose! If price doesn’t hinder you, I highly recommend the book!”

Kathe Altazan – May 09, 2020 – “This book demonstrates how John Pototschnik achieves color harmony. I’m enjoying the results of improved color mixing and trying color schemes I never imagined with satisfying results. A good investment.”

Mary Datum – May 09, 2020 – “This has been the best art instruction book I have ever used. John explains color in a way that even i can understand. I did not have an opportunity to study art in school and have taken many workshops and used many dvd, online and art books to try and learn. This really ticks all of the boxes. I highly recommend this book and the DVD to anyone who wants to learn about color.”

Betsy – May 09, 2020 – “This is one of the clearest and most informative books on mixing color I’ve seen. The spiral format and the thick pages are very easy to use.”

Sally Mitchell – Jan 09, 2020 – “Awesome and informative book. Very helpful in so many ways.”

Elizabeth Amanda Elgin – Jan 09, 2020 – “I got John’s book and read it cover to cover immediately. Although I have been painting for years now, have not really had formal training on understanding color/pigments – which can be very different things. Mixing color has been mostly trial and error for me and now I see why – I had not really studied pigments enough. This was very eye opening to me to see all the colors – and realistic colors more importantly – one can find with three tubes of paint plus white. When skimming Pinterest a painting grabs my eye, I open it up, and yes, there’s that name again: John Pototschnik, that artist that gets the landscape to not just look real, but FEELS real. So, when I saw the book…..had to learn his secrets. I have seen comments on social media saying this is overpriced for what you get, but I assume those people have never see the prices of workshops for 3 days from really good artists, because, they’d know this is a steal. My goal this winter is to make color charts and really dive into a deeper understanding. Thank you, John.”