Just wanted to give a plug for Larry and his book... I have this book and it is well worth the money... Bernie
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307 pages on Adobe Acrobat Reader CD Rom...not a traditional book, but many advantages of bookmarks, pages, the very cool feature of zooming in up close on the subject, see how paint is actually applied to a painting!
You can print out specific pages, tape 'em to your easel without fear of paint all over the book.
Plays on Macs and PC's...comes with a downloadable version of Reader if you don't have it...but most machines do now.
Includes composition of what makes paintings work as paintings, seeing a winning painting before you begin, palette and mixing, what tone is...many demos and steps, making your own canvas panels...etc.,
To order, see "Books/Videos" link at http://larryseiler.com/ and my contact is- firstname.lastname@example.org