American Artist magazine has just published a special edition Painter's Handbook, which you'll find on their website here. I continue to be astounded by the number and quality of artists out there who are working in a realist mode, especially en plein air. That abundance of activity means a wealth of information gained by experience, and American Artist is quite good at helping share it. In the spirit of Car Talk's Shameless Commerce Division, note that I have a few of bits of advice, and two Roman plein air works, in the publication. One of the paintings, at the Teatro di Marcello, I have already posted; the other, of the Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi, is posted here (at a significantly larger size than in the magazine).