. . . is also one requiring mastery of its implements. This is a book on technique which propounds no philosophy but makes valuable suggestions on brush control, application of washes, useful equipment, and concentrates on the importance of value as the key to ultimate success. In many ways it parallels the Eliot O'Hara books, in others it is fresh. The author deals especially effectively with the problems of foreground and distance, with specific, well-taught, step-by-step procedures to broaden the flexibility of brush work. He does not counsel on the use and control of different grades of paper or deal extensively with color. But on value and brush basis his book is strong.