Profile: David Rankin
Accomplished artist, teacher and author David Rankin has spent a great deal of his career painting the wildlife and landscapes of India. His medium of choice? Watercolor. We began by asking him what it is about watercolor that has made it his passion.
Recently, Rankin has also been exploring digital mediums, specifically using the app called Paper by 53 on his iPad.
What for me started out as mere artistic curiosity has now become fully integrated into the very core of my skill set and allows me to work in ways I could not even imagine just a few years ago.
Learn more about David Rankin's watercolor and digital work in our in-depth interview.
Become an Artist's Road Member Today!
Click here to become a Member and enjoy access to all the in-depth painting and travel articles, videos and tutorials. Guaranteed!
Already a Member?
Log in here. To renew your membership, log in and follow the links.
Search the Site
Not ready to become a Member yet? Subscribe to our free email postcards, "Perspectives". Enter your email address here.
Voices of Experience:Jane Hunt
Pictures of the Floating World
Inspiration in Monet's Gardens
Using Oil Paper for Oil Paintings
Paintings & Their Places
Essential Photo Tools for the Landscape Artist
The Perspectives Archive
The Artist's Road Store
Nocturnes - A Primer on Night Painting
Filled with inspirational examples by the masters of nightime painting, this little book is sure to fire up your creative energies. Never tried painting at night? We show you how it's done with a step-by-step-oil demo and a tale of night painting in the wilds of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes is a 7 x 7" PDF download with 40 pages of text and images. It includes a gallery of paintings by masters of the nocturne, information to inspire and encourage you in your plein air nocturne painting, an illustrated step-by-step demo and tips for working in pastel and oil. Also available in a softcover edition. Check out the tools and other products that we use in our own art and travels in The Artist's Road Store. We only offer things for sale that we enthusiastically believe in.