From the dustjacket:
Access the creative mind and pictorial thought processes of a master painter. In his trademark no-nonsense style, Harley offers 400 separate thoughts, observations and gems of teaching insight gleaned from his lifetime as an artist. Whether you use it as a daily artistic inspirational, or devour it in great big chunks, this book is full of the kind of wit and wisdom you need to fuel and nourish creativity. An essential piece of equipment for your studio.
"In this book I have compiled lessons and experience it's taken me a lifetime to learn. Feel free to use any or all of them. I have designed this book specially for working and studying artists. This means you can see the pictorial thought processes that went into creating all the paintings. I have left many in a semi-finished state so you can see the build-up of each image and the strokes I used."