-By Donato

“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!

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