I'm pretty excited to start reading two new books that I just got. One of them is probably familiar to most painters: Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed, but the other one may be less familiar: Inspired by Light by Ken Howard. I'm going to start reading these tonight and will share my thoughts in a later post.
I recently discovered the work of Ken Howard and was interested in a book about his technique so I searched and found this one. When I purchased it, I wasn't sure if the book contained "technical" information about his process, materials, etc. but I'm happy to say that this book contains the technical information that I was seeking. There's sections on drawing, watercolor and oil painting. It feels similar to Everett Raymond Kinstler's, Painting Portraits and his other book, Painting Faces, Figures and Landscapes, both of which I enjoyed.
I'm happy to grow my library with these two additions and I can't wait to dive into them.