This book is a step-by-step explanation of Dalhart Windberg’s painting technique, developed over a number of years. The book will teach you how to achieve more control in painting detail and how to have a soft, smooth looking surface. It will not teach anyone how to paint; it is designed for artists who have a thorough knowledge of composition and drawing, and have had experience in oil painting. That is the whole purpose of the technique. Please follow the instructions carefully without deviation. As you work with this technique, it is likely that you may find ways to improve upon it or modify it to suit your own purposes; in time you may find shortcuts to surface preparation or locate mediums that offer better control.