This book is what I was looking for, descriptive and well illustrated. For the beginner is a must as the book shows in detail 'how to' - beautifully coloured, excellent pictures and each chapter fully edited in simple, concise, and easy to understand explanations. Makes learning an enjoyable task as well as presenting a challenge for the beginner. It shows how to mix perfect colouring as well as the pre-painting preparation and the quality of papers to use for each job. Good value for money. I take it with me to every lesson.