Liam has this wonderful blog for painters! If I was trying to learn about painting (fat chance!) I would try to absorb as much of his information as I could. It’s also the ultimate Making It site, as he does time lapse photos of much of his work.
“There is so much information available, especially on-line regarding oil painting, its important to set the scope of this discussion. The primary focus is to get the beginner started. Its easy to become swamped by information, some contradictory, and abandon the whole idea.”
His blog is definitely not only for the beginner though!