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Collins Learn to Paint - Acrylics [Paperback]

Alwyn Crawshaw
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7 Jun 1999 Collins Learn to Paint

Popular TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw has a large and loyal following among leisure painters. In this bestselling book he shows how to paint a range of subjects in the increasingly popular medium of acrylics.

Alwyn Crawshaw demonstrates all the basic techniques of painting in this versatile, modern medium of acrylics. Acrylics can be used like oil paint (but without the long drying time), or watered down to look like watercolour.

There are many step-by-step demonstration paintings of a variety of subjects – landscape, seascape, boats, flowers and still life


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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; New edition edition (7 Jun 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0004133870
  • ISBN-13: 978-0004133874
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 694,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Discover the excitement of painting in acrylics under the expert guidance of well known TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw.

Colour: helpful advice on choosing your palette and mixing colours

Brushstrokes: close up details showing brushstrokes and paint textures

This easy to follow guide includes everything you need to know to get started on this absorbing pastime:
• Advice on equipment and materials
• Hints, tips and techniques
• Simple exercises
• Step by step demonstrations

About the Author

Alwyn Crawshaw has a huge following among leisure painters and has had 7 successful TV series on Channel 4. He is President of the Society of Amateur Artists and regularly gives lectures and demonstrations to painting groups.


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent starter 2 Sep 2002
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I turned to acrylics with some trepidation, having read some very eliteist and dated texts on the subject. However this new addition of 'How to paint' proved to be both informative and inspirational. While the landscapes and still lifes were run of the mill, it was the writer's style and examination of the techniques which proved invaluble.
Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crawshaw magic 4 Sep 2002
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Format:Paperback
Alywn Crawshaw is an infectious and extremely enthusiastic artist who has made a number of tv series which were responsible for me first picking up a pencil after hearing "go on, have a go" on so many of his shows. This book is a bit thin to go into any great depths or show the full variety of his work, none the less it does possess the "have a go" attitude and contains many examples and explains techniques to do just that. For beginners in particular it will certainly encourage you to paint and indeed to seek out more of his excellent books. Go on, have a go!
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