Painting Better Landscapes

Painting Better Landscapes. Now there’s a topic I’ve always been interested in and if you’re here reading this, perhaps you are too.

Early on in my art development I was always on the search for books to help with painting better landscapes and the art of oil painting in general. However, when faced with so many choices a statement made thousands of years ago by a wise king came to mind, who said: “To the making of many books there is no end, and much devotion to them is wearisome to the flesh.”  Agreed.

As time passed, some of those collected art books ended up in garage sales. Others have survived having been deemed worthy of keeping. So I’m sharing one in particular that has survived all these years and one that I still refer to from time to time. The book can still be found on Amazon.

The title is: Painting Better Landscapes: Specific Ways to Improve Your Oils written by Margaret Kessler. You can see it on Amazon here. This is not an affiliate link. Simply sharing where you can find it.  The image shown is the back of the book and highlights some of the contents it contains. Hope you benefit from this same book as I have. There’s a few more and perhaps those will be shared in another post.

Do you have a favorite art book on landscape paintings? Please share by commenting. 🙂


4 thoughts on “Painting Better Landscapes

  1. David Smith

    Bill, thank you for all you do. I always check back here periodically and enjoy your works and thoughts on painting. Stay inspired and keep inspiring. Best to you & yours. . .


  2. Nona Hopkins

    Bill, I just told Diane H. about this book this week. You had shared it with me several years ago. I have been looking at it again. It is very helpful!
    Miss you in Midland!

    1. William Post author

      Glad you’re referring to the book. It has a lot of helpful suggestions in it. I miss all my students in Midland! Hope you’re doing well.


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