This is my new Christmas / birthday present. I will be squeezing all the goodness out of this over the next few weeks. A very refreshing book, simple & advanced with some interesting ideas on priming the painting surface. I will be studying the photos with a magnifying glass for a few weeks and then no doubt going again over other books in my collection to make comparisons. I am already making connections with other artists like Trevor Chamberlain, Alwyn Crawshaw & Kevin McPherson(? ... I think that's correct). I am particularly enjoying the looseness of the brushwork and the closeness of the colour. What a feast I will be enjoying.