I read David Leffels book "An Artist Teaches" and I can truthfully say, he does. It was inspiring and educational. What more could I ask for?
Mr. Leffel shares a life of painting experiences and knowledge. The only thing better would be attending one of his workshops. Which I may. The book was that good. I actually received it as a birthday gift as part of a 3 book set:
David A Leffel's Self- Portraits
An Artist Teaches
Sherrie McGraw's The Language of Drawing
I have not put a lot of time into sketching and drawing until I read Sherrie McGraws book, The Language of Drawing. That too was so inspiring that I picked up my drawing supplies and began my first self portrait series (pretty funny looking portraits!). Self portraits are great because the model is cheap. Hopefully, I can work out the kinks before I sit down in front of an actual, real model!
It seems as though there is a never ending supply of information on painting and drawing. When I think I've read all there is to read on the subjects I end up learning something new. And then I have to escape to the studio to see how it pans out. I have two new books coming this week - possibly today!
Oil Painting Secrets From a Master Linda Cateura (Author), David A. Leffel (Contributor)
Ancient Wisdom: Emerging Artist: The Business Plan (not just) for the Mature Artist by Sue Favinger Smith