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I want to take a moment and explain a bit of frustration. Many of you have been buying Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor, Vol.I  directly from my create space site   others have been going to Amazon Books. Currently at Amazon books the first image /icon that comes up is the OLD out of print edition with the white cover. If you click on it and or read the copy it will tell you that the book is not for sale on their site!  If you click around a bit you will eventually find the paperback edition of about $31.00.

Down below that entry on the Amazon page you will find two images of the revised edition offered for sale at enormous prices! Unfortunately a part of the Amazon team sees no reason to modify or change the layout! I have  discussed this issue with my Create Space support team.  They are working on the issue. We have no idea how it happened but it is a mess to put it mildly.  So to recap, if you buy, you want the revised edition and it is only about $31.00 USD!!   I’m sorry for any confusion.

PS: Thanks for your overwhelming support of this site and my book. I am currently working on a new video series that is newer than The Antique Shop DVD 350893



Trying Something New

In this post I am trying something new.  I’m currently working on a series of watercolor video tutorials. The intent is to try to bring portions of my revised edition of  Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor to life via live video demonstrations.  As a book lover I think books are great.  However, let’s be honest, there are new toys available. In order to make some principles of watercolor painting come to life a student needs to see the procedure as it is being done.  As is said, ” A picture is worth a thousand words”. In that spirit my post will be brief.

The video is a test.  It is a small segment of an 8 minute tutorial.  Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.


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