About

Don Rankin

DON RANKIN, SW Charter Artist,  Life Member
3412 WELLFORD CIRCLE BIRMINGHAM, AL 35226-2616
205-979-6581

e-mail: kahkahwee@charter.net
website: donrankinwatercolorstudio.com

Don is currently a full time Assistant Professor of Art in the School of the Arts, at  Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, teaching color theory, structure of design, painting and drawing.  Don has an earned Ph.D. in Visual Communication with a specialty in American Indian imagery.  He is an artist member of the Indian Arts and Crafts
Association, Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America. He is a former President and one of the co-founders of the Southern Watercolor Society.

He was one of the youngest artists to be included in Who’s Who in American Art and his biography has been produced in every edition since 1973. He is also listed in Marquis Who’s Who and Who’s Who in American Education.  His work has been featured in American Artist magazine, The New York Art Review and Northlight  magazine as well as other regional
and national publications. Don is the author of Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor , Painting From Sketches, Photographs and the Imagination and Answers to 50 of the Most  Often Asked Questions About Watercolor Glazing Techniques, all originally Watson-Guptill Publications. His work was featured in Painting the Landscape by Elizabeth Leonard and Everything  You Ever Wanted to Know About Watercolor edited by Marian Appelof,  also Watson-Guptill Publications. His work has also been translated and published in foreign language editions as well as produced in video productions. Don’s paintings are found in many corporate and private collections.

Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor, Volume I has recently been revised, updated and is available at various retail outlets. You may order direct at: www.createspace.com/3657628

  1. Having read this I thought it was really informative. I
    appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this informative article
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  2. Rebecca Murray

    Let me know when your next book is published so I can purchase. I love the first one. Very helpful exercises.

  3. Win Normandi

    please let me know when your next book is available. I have the updated version of your first book. I am interested in the on line opportunity in August…
    thank you
    Win Normandi

  4. Gloria Wellman

    I’d like to see an original picture of your painting of Bass Harbor from 1986? Would you be able to post one for me? Thank You. — Gloria

  5. Catherine Burnett

    Hi Don,
    Since your book on glazing was originally published, have you tried Daniel Smith or Graham paints? If so, what is your opinion of either/both?
    Many thanks,
    Catherine Burnett
    Sequim, WA

  6. Catherine Burnett

    Thank you so much! I will search for your new edition 🙂

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