"The Painter in Oil" has become one of the most sought after books on technique and the science of painting.
Originally published back in 1898, this is a wonderful treatise on oil painting by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst who was able to observe many of the artists of the late 19th century first hand. A student of William Bouguereau, Parkhurst was in the unique position to capture the methods of this great master.
I do not agree with everything, and certain dislike the 'right and wrong' attitude which pervades the atelier approach exhibited here, but this treatise has wonderful gems of insight! A great meditation on painting and the process around creating art.
We are fortunate to have this book available in a digital format. You can view the book in it's entirety, by clicking HERE or simply view it below. You can even download the PDF if you like!
Enjoy the read!