Who will benefit from this course? Anyone who wants to learn more about the watercolor glazing technique. All you really need is a little bit of experience with watercolor. A lot of students will have taken my first course, Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor. However, the desire to learn and a bit of exposure to watercolor will go a long way in making this course ideal for you.
A lot of people have mistaken notions about using glazing techniques in watercolor. Some think it is very slow, labor intensive and filled with tedium. Others have all sorts of misconceptions regarding paints to use, etc. Well the truth is that glazing techniques can give your paintings an extraordinary glow and vibrance of color while allowing you to get as detailed as you like without a lot of effort. You can use glazing a little or a lot. It is up to you and the challenge you face.
In Level II you get to see all of the basic techniques, that were outlined in Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor, come together to complete a finished painting. This full demonstration will allow you to see just how flexible you can be while using the glazing technique. Even if you didn't take the first course.
Be prepared to watch and learn. Take notes. You can review the lessons as often as you like. Above all paint! That is the most important part. Any questions or concerns? Contact me, I'll get back to you as quickly as possible.
Don Rankin's watercolors can be found in numerous corporate and private art collections world -wide. His work has been exhibited in many national/international invitational juried exhibitions He is the author of the first authoritative book on glazing techniques in watercolor. His book, Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor, was first published by Watson-Guptill Publications in 1985. Due to popular demand it was revised, updated and independently published in 2011. Some of his books on watercolor technique have been translated and published in foreign language editions. His watercolor studio site reaches viewers in over 70 countries and is available in over 100 languages.
Don's work has been featured in numerous publications such as American Artist, Southern Living, Northlight and Watercolor, as well as many regional periodicals and newspapers. Now retired, for 23 years he was an Assistant Professor of Art in the School of the Arts, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. He has an earned PhD in Visual Communication.
At the age of 28, Don was one of the youngest artists to be elected to Who's Who in American Art. He is also listed in Who's Who in American Education and Marquis Who's Who. He is also the author of Painting From Photographs, Sketches and the Imagination, Answers to 50 Most Often Asked Questions About Watercolor Glazing Technique, and he was a contributor to Marian Appelhof's book entitled Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Watercolor, and Elizabeth Leonard's book Painting the Landscape.
He is a co-founder, life member and past president of the Southern Watercolor Society and a Patron of the Portrait Society of America. Don is a recent recipient/inductee into Marquis Who's Who Life Time Achievement Award. This is one of the highest awards bestowed by Marquis Who's Who.