The Simple Secret to Better Painting by Greg Albert

The simple secret to better painting Greg Albert

This is another fave art book that I have on my shelves.  It is filled with full colour illustrations and reproductions of art by various artists.   The tips provided are easy to grasp and definitely assist any painter – amateur or professional – get a deeper understanding of their work and direction they are going to follow.

The book is strongly focused on design/composition and getting this right from the very beginning.  It has insightful chapters on color, tonal value and contrast and achieving dynamic balance in your art.   The sections on still life, landscapes and portraits are interesting and not lecture-like.  I have always enjoyed coming back to this book for reference and inspiration.

Buy the book on Amazon here

Greg Albert’s author page on Amazon is here


  • ISBN-10: 1581802560
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581802566


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