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Recommended Reading: Practical

My teachers have had a formative impact on me as a young art student and I continue to seek guidance from them in many ways.  I still consider myself a student in many respects and I am always striving to learn what I can from the painters I admire. Because I have no formal academic training in the realist tradition, much of what I have learned regarding the technical approach to realism comes from research; from books at the library and from looking at paintings in museums and galleries.

Here are some books that have illuminated the process:

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excerpt from, “What Painting Is” by James Elkins

Frank Ryan teacher

pages from “The Practice & Science of Drawing” by Harold Speed