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Doesn't go much into the things I as a beginning artist want to see now that I've looked at several beginning-to-paint books. It comes across as craft-level hobbyist rather than beginning artist-mode instruction. The painting instructions give a list of 4 to 8 colors--"use ___"--with no explanation as to what to do with them other than look at the pictures. All the painting examples/projects remind me more of watercolors (the author uses water-mixable oils) than oil paintings. Just doesn't appear to contain much for instruction to understand oil painting. Returned the book.
I am a sequential learner. The reason I didn't like this is it felt so disjointed. There was a little information here and a little information there. I wanted to start at the beginning and work up to the the completed picture. It didn 't feel like that to me. I did get a couple tips I hadn't seen elsewhere but definitely not my go-to book for reference.