I've been looking at painting blogs for about three years, long before I decided to take the plunge myself. One artist whose work I admire is Elizabeth Floyd (no kin to me). She started by posting simple studies of fruits and vegetables and over the years she has become an incredible artist. You can see an example of one of her paintings here.
Last week she blogged about buying a new book and posted some photos from the book. It was so beautiful, I had to buy a copy from Amazon. It's called "Painting the Still Life" by Olga Zaferatos. It came today, and it's like eating a box of chocolates. I love it!
Does anyone else have a book they love and recommend?