David Rankin

David Rankin


TexArt Workshop

Kerrville Texas – Schreiner University

May 21st – 26th 2017

What I’ll be teaching? Why do Brain Surgeons waste so much time looking at X-rays & MRI’s..?
Because they want to see how to best approach an operation… “before” cutting into a patient’s head! That’s precisely why I train artists in how to develop and refine the unique skills needed to create “Gray Studies” of any subject… “before” starting to paint. The finished results of your painting efforts will vastly improve… if you spend as little as 15-30 minutes studying your painting subject… and trying to replicate it’s main features & values in a Gray Study. This is NOT about creating monochromatic Black & white paintings using only one color. Rather… my “Gray Study’ procedures provide artists with a valuable and effective set of procedures that will allow you to test out your painting ideas very quickly. It is far better to make mistakes in a quick study… than in your finished painting after hours of work. In fact… learning how to create quick Gray Studies will mean far less mistakes in the finished artwork. At the next TexArt Workshop next May… I will be again working with artists in the advanced imaging skills that allow you to create elegant and effective Gray Studies of any subject… and then take those subjects directly into full color.

David Rankin is one of the world’s top professional watercolor painters working today. He and his wife, Deanna, live in Cleveland, Ohio / USA, where David maintains his professional Studio.

David is an honors/graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and a successful painter, art author, lecturer and workshop trainer. His watercolors are in numerous public and private art collections and have been featured in over 110 Museum Exhibitions; numerous watercolor books & magazines; and in many one-man exhibitions all across North America as well as in Japan and Sweden.

David is one of the true modern-day masters of transparent watercolor and he exudes a dynamic passion for the medium in his lectures, demos, and class instruction.

He is one of the most effective watercolor trainers in the world today. He is a very classic watercolor painter exhibiting the highest level of skills common to transparent watercolor since the 1700‘s. David’s exceptional mastery of the watercolor medium are now seamlessly merged into the very latest 21st century computer & imaging skills. And he uses this unique combination to train artists faster and more effectively.