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An Introduction to Acrylics (DK Art School)

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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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Victoria Moore
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"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
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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.
Pete daPixie
Feb 04, 2009 rated it liked it
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If I'm going to paint something I tend to build up ideas and use these DK books for inspiration and technical knowhow.
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
great tips for a beginner!
Mar 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
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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.
April Harrison
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
A good read with very basic, clear introduction to painting in general. Very good primer for painting in acrylic.
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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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