Jerry Yarnells' Book Library
If you are wanting to learn some GREAT basic information on painting Basics, Magic, etc. you cannot beat these books by Jerry Yarnell.
Jerry uses Liquitex acrylic paints and uses a very limited palette so you will get some great tips on mixing.
He is a well known artist who paints in a realistic impressionistic style that is easy if worked step by step. He provides information so that you understand and can apply it to your own work.
Taking college Art classes is great if you have the time, and the finances to do so but if you don't this is a wonderful learning experience provided by a well rounded
artist..from landscapes, to still life to wildlife. He pretty much does it all..which is so important in looking for a teacher or mentor.