I just received "Alla Prima: Everything I Know About Painting" by Richard Schmid in the mail the other day. This is a book that I have wanted to buy for a very LONG time. Finally, for my birthday, I was given this book as a gift. I am so excited to have it in my home. I have already read about half of it and have really enjoyed Richard's view of the artist and all the knowledge that he shares throughout the pages. Not to mention his beautiful artwork that decorates each page! The best place to purchase this book is from the Stove Prarie Press itself. It is far less expensive than trying to go through Ebay or another source. If this is a book that you are interested in purchasing, visit the Stove Prarie Press page for purchasing information.