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Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor

This is a new venue for me. I am more accustomed to teaching in the studio and in watercolor workshops.  In 1985  Watson-Guptill Publications began publishing my books on watercolor technique.  In November, 2011 I re-issued an updated, revised edition of Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor and it is now available at numerous locations.  If you want to buy direct you can purchase the new Volume I at Amazon.com or www.createspace.com/3657628.

The main focus of this blog is to discuss watercolor technique as well as offer suggestions about paints, brushes, paper and supplies for watercolor. I will exhibit various pieces for tutorials and try to answer any question you may have related to watercolor.  I am currently working on Volume II and will share some of the elements of the new edition.

So, if you are new to watercolor or an old hand please post your comments, questions, etc.  Please feel free to contact me at don.rankin1@facebook.com or see content  Choosing Reds  at

My Blog Don Rankin’s Watercolor Studio

look forward to hearing from you.

My special thanks to Gary Bolyer for his encouragement and help in getting started.

About masteringglazingtechniquesinwatercolor

Watercolor painter and author of several watercolor books on painting technique.

Posted on June 27, 2012, in Don Rankin watercolors, quinacridone colors, watercolor glazing techniques, Watercolor painting and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

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  2. Hi Don,
    Wow! So you took the plunge and started a WordPress blog. Fantastic. Looking forward to seeing more posts. Keep in touch.

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      Well, your posts inspired me. I really appreciate your willingness to share your site for my debut..so to speak. A major retailer contacted me about adding the blog to their website and linking it back to you as well. I said ,yes…go ahead so you may get some more traffic. It looks like fun and an opportunity to learn something new.

  3. Don, I love your books and refer to them often. Do you have a website where we can see more of your paintings? Please keep adding tips!

    • Janet, thank you for your reply. Some of my works are on various websites. Artists-online.net is one site where you can see some work. Southernwatercolorsociety.org is another location.

      I need to warn you that I am new to working on this site and I am trusting that the addresses I put in above will work.If they fail for some reason let me know. You can also go to my facebook page.

      Are there any particular tips you would like to see addressed on this site? If so, just submit them and I’ll see what I can do. Meanwhile, just keep on painting !

  4. hello I think i just bought one of your watercolors named Garden 1 . did you infact paint this one. i live in washington state could this be possible??

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