Improve your perception and use of colour in oil paint and gain many practical insights into techniques, set up and more in this fantastic book from the artist John Collier.
Broken down into sections on the Practical and Theory of painting Collier is particularly useful for those looking to paint (or study) in his own Pre-Raphaelite style, although any student of oil painting would do well to study his techniques. The section on Theory discusses colour in a way very different to modern teachers, so while it may be difficult to understand for some others may find that it suits their mind and opens up new concepts.
Collier was particularly well known for his use of colour, portraits and history painting, and his skills in these areas shine through in the advice he gives in A Manual of Oil Painting. This makes this little book a must read for those interested in the art of his period from both practical and academic perspectives.