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These are some of the many books in the Bravura Library that we have collected based on recommendations by other instructors and artists, or that we have discovered ourselves. Many of them are full of high quality images from cover to cover while others are instructional and have few or no color images.

On Painting and Drawing by William Morris Hunt

Alla Prima: Everything I Know About Painting 

Artists on Art from the XIV to the XX Century

Pictures, painters and you

Plein Air Painters of California, the Southland 

The Art of Color and Design 

Fill Your Oil Paintings With Light & Color 

The Painter: Joaquín Sorolla Y Bastida

Light for the Artist 

Asaro: A New Romanticism 

On Distant Ground : the Art of Scott L. Christensen 

Gruppe on Color: Using Expressive Color to Paint Nature 

Land of Sunlight : Contemporary Paintings of San Diego County 

The Nature of Light by Scott L. Christensen

How to See Color and Paint It 

The Art of Landscape Painting in Oil Colour

Hawthorne on Painting

New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook 

Gist of Art

Composition of Outdoor Painting

Landscape Painting Inside and Out 

Expressing the Visual Language of the Landscape 

Nicolai Fechin 

The Art of Perspective: The Ultimate Guide for Artists in Every Medium 

Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting 

John Singer Sargent 

The Overseas Oil Painter of China by Calvin Laing

Studio Demiurge