Landscape Painting

These books are some of the best books written on the subject.  Many  are older books, written in the 1960’s-1980’s but have been reprinted by companies like Dover Books and are much more affordable by them than the originals.  I would still try to find the originals first, there is usually more information, and while the printing isn’t the greatest, it’s beats Dover’s print of a print they reprint the books with.

Click To Buy – Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting

By John F. Carlson

The Book in Three Sentences:  This is one of the difinitive bibles of landscape painting in oils, packed with great information and helpful hints from choices of materials to use to wisdom behind brushstrokes and mark making.  The demonstrations are clear and well described, although many of them are printed in black and white.  His points on painting are as thoughtful as his brushwork, and his concepts on aesthetics are fantastic, stuff you don’t often read about in these “how-to” manuals.

Click To Buy – Gruppe On Painting Direct Techniques In Oil

By Emile Gruppé

The Book in Three Sentences:  This is one of those books that is required reading for any painter, filled with information on everything from materials to techniques, mood, and feeling in the work.  His demonstrations are clear and the descriptions are fantastic.  This book is filled with wisdom on aesthetics, why we paint, feeling, and many more points that are useful for more than just landscape painters.