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An Introduction to Acrylics (DK Art School)
Most art instruction books are much too general for the beginner. But every volume of The DK Art School gives the reader the precise information needed to create a delightful work of art.
Paperback, 72 pages
Published June 8th 1998 by Dorling Kindersley
(first published September 15th 1993)
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"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.
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 ...moreMore about Ray Campbell Smith...