The creative process: “At the Edge of Town”

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If you viewed last week’s interview with Linda Crank, I mentioned that this week’s blog post would review the creation of “Malabar Farm”…obviously, I have changed my mind. I will post that next week.

This week I’m giving you a look at a painting currently on the easel. The working title is, “At the Edge of Town”. The following video shows the painting at the half way point. In it you will learn about the preliminary work, palette selection, and creative process. Hope you enjoy it.

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Periodically, I will be offering to you, my newsletter subscribers, blog, and Facebook followers, something special…and up until now…unseen color studies that I’ve done over the years in preparation for a larger piece, or as stand alone works of art. These color studies are done on 100 lb archival paper that has received one coat of gesso; paper size is 5.5″ x 8.5″ and contains my notes: date painted, location, palette used, etc. Each study is offered in three configurations: 1) Image with notes (unmounted); 2) Image with notes (mounted on board); 3) Image only (mounted on board). This week’s offering is a study for “Land of the Britons”. If interested in owning one of my works, here’s a very affordable opportunity. For now, these offers are only for those in the United States; I will pay all shipping and applicable sales tax. Click on image to enlarge. Let me know of your interest. Thanks.



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.


Next week’s blog: “The creative process: “Malabar Farm”

Malabar Farm - 18 x 24 - w

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


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