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Bob Rankin

Bob Rankin

Bob Rankin is an award-winning acrylic artist, accomplished in depicting the landscape in a traditional manner, then taking it through a range of interesting abstractions to create a finished work. Drawing on his experiences and journeys of exploration around the world, Bob's work reflects a wide range of color relationships, surface treatments and the excitement of discovery. As a result, his paintings are both vivid in color and high in energy. With an extensive background in art education, Bob Rankin has studied art and art history with the American Institute of Foreign Study, spending time in Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, Venice and Athens. His work has been featured in many exhibitions, including Macy's Gallery in New York, the International Invitational in Marrakesh, Morocco, and numerous One Man Shows throughout his home state of North Carolina. In addition to these impressive credentials, Bob has also been honored with numerous awards, including the North Carolina NCAEA Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award and the Raleigh Medal of Arts Award. Bob is also a five-time winner of "Best in the Triangle", a special contest in Spectator Magazine which focuses on the culture and art of the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area in North Carolina.

About Alla Prima Effects With Palette Knives Acrylics

You have a small window of opportunity, while the paint is still wet, to go back in and create...

About Architectural Illusions in Acrylics

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About Basic Palette Setup-Mixing With Primary Colors in Acrylic

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About Big Bad Brush in Acrylics

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About Big Color Wheel in Acrylics

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About Blending in Acrylics

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About Color Blends in Acrylics

Have you ever wondered why some colors transition beautifully from one shade to another, but o...

About Colored Canvases in Acrylics

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About Composition in Art

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About Creating Coral Effects in Acrylics

Texture in a painting can make for very interesting effects. In this Free Art Lesson from his ...

About Creating Movement Underwater-in Acrylics

Underwater life can be absolutely stunning. The colors and shapes can seem like a fantasy. To ...

About Creating Structure With Palette Knives in Acrylics

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About Drawing an Artist Trading Card

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About Edge Ratio in Composition

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About Fiji Fish in Acrylics

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About Home Studio Design

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About Impasto Painting in Acrylics

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About Judging Artwork

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About One on One in Acrylics

Join professional abstract artist Bob Rankin and his student Mikey G for an exciting step-by-s...

About Painting Coral in Acrylics

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About Painting Vivid Coral in Acrylics

In this Free Art Lesson, taken directly from his Underwater DVD, Bob Rankin shows you his tech...

About Preparing for a Large Painting in Acrylics

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About Preparing to Paint in Acrylics

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About Revealing the Underground in Acrylics

Using a toned or colored background, Bob Rankin shows you his techniques for revealing the und...

About Scrape and Reveal Technique in Acrylics

Using palette knives or foam core as your brush is an additive tool as much as it is a subtrac...

About Sewing The Composition in Acrylics

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About Trading Cards Explained

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About Transparencies

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About Underwater Painting in Acrylics

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About Unexpected Color in Acrylics

In this Free Art Lesson, artist Bob Rankin gives you a quick study on how to keep your paintin...

About What Is Abstraction in Acrylics

You have to know the rules to break the rules. In this Free Art Lesson, Bob Rankin breaks down...

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