“Can I Play?” – the creative process

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This week I share with you a short video that shows the complete creative process behind the creation of one of my most recent paintings…”Can I Play?”

Many of us have been there when children. New to a neighborhood, a little shy, a little fearful, but desperately wanting to be accepted by the other kids in the neighborhood, “Can I Play?’ recreates that tension. A young boy, new to the neighborhood, paused by the curb for a long time before getting up enough courage to ask the group of kids playing ball if he could play with them. It’s a heartwarming story, the type of stuff I love to paint.

I hope you enjoy the video.




This painting is available through Southwest Gallery in Dallas. You may also view it framed HERE.

HERE it can be viewed on my website.

Next week, an interview with Tim Breaux.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my latest teaching video and book. The video and accompanying book, shown here, along with my first video, “Limited Palette Landscape”, include everything I’ve taught in my workshops. You can now take my oil painting workshop right in the comfort of your home, and for a lot less money than physically being present. (Click image to learn more)

For those that have purchased the book, I invite you to join our new Facebook Group – “Limited Palette Unlimited Color”. If you qualify, I hope you’ll join us. Check us out on Facebook. HERE is the link.


John Pototschnik is an Art Renewal Center Living Master. To view his art and bio, please click HERE.


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