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An Introduction to Acrylics (DK Art School)

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  73 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Describes the characteristics of acrylic paints, demonstrates various painting techniques, and discusses brushes, papers, and canvas
Title: An Introduction to Acrylics
Author: Smith, Ray
Publisher: Dk Pub
Publication Date: 1998/05/01
Number of Pages: 72
Binding Type: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: BL 98006752
Paperback, 72 pages
Published June 8th 1998 by Dorling Kindersley (first published September 15th 1993)
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Victoria Moore
"An Introduction To Acrylics" by Ray Campbell Smith was a very informative and enjoyable read for me because it was organized in easy-to-read categories and included examples by famous artists like Andy Warhol and David Hockney. For those studying art, art history and design it's a great addition to classroom instruction too. Along with describing different ways to use acrylic paint Smith also provided photos of the wide range of brushes that can be used. One of my favorite techniques, wet-on-w ...more
This is a good book for anyone starting to paint with acrylics or returning to this medium. It gives lots of helpful suggestions for using this fast-drying paint, how to adjust the colors, how to properly clean and protect brushes, the right brushes to use, and basics of painting and design. This slim volume is crammed full of very useful information and great photo illustrations.
Mar 03, 2008 Mily rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I enjoy DK books because of their excessive illustrations.
Wonderful book that details everything a person learning to use acrylics might like to know.
Pete daPixie
If I'm going to paint something I tend to build up ideas and use these DK books for inspiration and technical knowhow.
great tips for a beginner!
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Internationally noted artist Ray Smith has exhibited in solo and group shows around the world. A lecturer at the Chelsea School of Art and at Exeter Art College, he was recently Artist-in-Residence at the University of Southampton in the UK. Smith has received many distinguished awards for his work, including an Arts Council Award, a Lindbury Trust artist's award, and the Deutscher Jugendbuch Prei ...more
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