"I enjoy depicting simple, common, everyday life and its objects as
things of beauty and worth. I intend to show the dignity and value of
the subjects I paint - just as my artistic influences have. Through
continued hard work I want to give to society paintings that transcend
the culture and its ever changing tastes. . . paintings that speak to
John Pototschnik (Poe-toe-sh-nick) has
traveled the artist's road as an illustrator and designer, speaker,
juror and fine artist. The skills he refined in his early design and
illustration career have provided a solid foundation upon which he has
built his reputation as an accomplished landscape artist.
Our Precious Land 20 x 40" Oil
did not come to art from early exposure to it or a family background of
artists. In fact, he considered business or accounting as his possible
career choices when beginning college. He tells this story of a moment
that changed his pathway and directed him toward a creative life.
of my business classes was a salesmanship class. The class and
instruction so turned me off, I went to my school counselor seeking
advice. I was given a “like/dislike test”. One question I distinctly
remember, actually kind of a life changing question…”What
would you rather be, a chicken farmer, or someone that works behind a
desk?” My answer of course was, “Chicken farmer”. After reviewing all my
answers, the counselor wisely pointed out that I needed to be working
with my hands, as in making things. That’s when I signed up for art
classes, printing, woodworking, metal working, etc. It’s then that I
discovered I really liked to draw and made the decision to become an art
John continues to tell us more about his develoment as an illustrator and fine artist, along with his inspirations and the most important lesson he has learned about painting. To read our in-depth interview with John Pototschnik,and to see more of his paintings, become a Member of The Artist's Road byclicking here.
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John Pototschnik (Poe-toe-sh-nick) has traveled the artist's road as an illustrator and designer, speaker, juror and fine artist. The skills he refined in his early design and illustration career have provided a solid foundation upon which he has built his reputation as an accomplished landscape artist.
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Filled with inspirational examples by the masters of nightime painting, this little book is sure to fire up your creative energies. Never tried painting at night? We show you how it's done with a step-by-step-oil demo and a tale of night painting in the wilds of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes is a 7 x 7" PDF download with 40 pages of text and images. It includes a gallery of paintings by masters of the nocturne, information to inspire and encourage you in your plein air nocturne painting, an illustrated step-by-step demo and tips for working in pastel and oil. Also available in a softcover edition. Check out the tools and other products that we use in our own art and travels in The Artist's Road Store. We only offer things for sale that we enthusiastically believe in.
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