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The following books have been invaluable to me in my growth as an artist:

Barron's Educational Series, Painting Still Lifes, Beginner Art Guide. Barron's Educational Series, Inc., New York. 2007.

Bott, Gian Casper, Still Life. TASCHEN, GmbH. 2008.

Friel, Michael, Still Life Painting Atelier: An Introduction to Oil Painting. Watson-Guptill Publications, New York. 2010.

Jones, Jane, Classical Still Life Painting. Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 2004.

Loomis, Andrew, Creative Illustration. Bonanza Books, New York. 1947

Miller, Vincent, Editor-In-Chief, Design & Composition Secrets of Professional Artists. International Artist Publishing, Inc., Ohio. 2001

Still Lifes: How to Draw & Paint Series. Walter Foster Publishing, Inc; Guangdong, China. August 2010.

Webb, Frank, Strengthen Your Paintings With Dynamic Composition. Elements of Painting Series, North Light Books, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1994.

These websites and contemporary still life artists continually inspire me in my own study of still life painting:

Carol Marine

Cindy Haase

June Davis

Daily Paintworks

Arleta Pech

Jane Jones

Qiang Huang


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