The art books are sitting pretty in the case and now I know where each title is for quick reference. It's a nice way to start 2014. Here are some of my favorites books on painting methods:
"Brushwork" by Emile A. Gruppe, "Composition of Outdoor Painting" by Edgar Payne, "Problem Solving for Oil Painters" by Gregg Kreutz, "Alla Prima" by Richard Schmid and "Oil Painting, The Workshop Experience" by Ted Goerschner. Happy painting, reading and New Year!