Basic Lessons in Becoming a Good Painter.
This is the book that would be beneficial for artists who need an accurate foundation in the art of oil painting. Too often, “How to Paint” books throw in esoteric sections that are often less than relevant, and only serve to confuse the artist. The sections in this book cover some of the concepts that painters most often miss out on, such as Keeping Your Color Clean, Brushwork Dos and Don’ts, Handling Edges, and so forth. The materials section is a bit dated, but that is true for all books on painting.