I love how the author explains how an artist can achieve great results by focusing on only one of many components whether it's value pattern (the abstract treatment of lights and darks), tonal shapes, value composition with great examples. She also goes into the details of Form Painting, Temperature and Color. She provides lessons in steps for the reader to understand and practice a given technique.
This book is not only a great reference for beginner and more advanced artists but also a pleasant read.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.