This photo of mine is of a Hawaiian Black-crowned Night Heron, or 'Auku'u, and has nothing to do with art books other than he seems to be saying "Take a look at that!" That is what I hope you do by visiting James Gurney's blog about art books he recommends for art students. Click here to view As most of you know, James Gurney is widely known for his "Dinotopia" books.
One of the books he recommends is one I highly regard and recommended in a previous post on this blog, and that book is Carlson's Guide To Landscape Painting , by John F. Carlson who was an American Impressionist. I ran across that book when I was about 15 years old and it was my primary source for learning about perspective, light, and color and so much more. It is available on Amazon.
Gurney has also written an excellent book Color And Light: A Guide For The Realist Painter which has received excellent reviews. It is available through Amazon or you may obtain a signed copy from his blog http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com
I took the day off from painting and, as you can tell, been on the Internet some today. I will begin work tonight on completing the seascape of Lanikai Beach so please return soon.