Hey I was looking at books to get for my bday, namely about oil painting, and this book seems to keep popping up. It's $100 au though, and I guess I could get 2 or 3 books for that price. I spent the same amount on 6 tubes of oils, linseed oil, turps and some brushes to put that price in perspective... So what I want to know is, is it really worth the price? What kind of subjects are covered in it? Composition, colour theory, palettes, techniques etc? What have other people thought of it? Is it all it's cracked up to be?