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Acrylics (Collins 30-Minute Painting) Hardcover – 3 Sep 2007

4.2 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (3 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007256507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007256501
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.4 x 15.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Excellent value, and really useful guides - I can’t wait for the next ones in the series.’ Artist’s and Illustrator’s magazine

‘Far from being just another beginner’s guide, this new title offers suggestions for simple compositions, economy of working and limited materials…you will find plenty of ideas and suggestions.’ The Leisure Painter

‘This book is a chance to look at the world through refreshed eyes and put a sparkle back into your work that perhaps time and familiarity have dulled’ The Artist

About the Author

Soraya French was born in Tehran and came to England in 1977. Now a full-time professional artist, she demonstrates for Daler-Rowney, runs private art workshops, and regularly teaches her painting techniques to art groups. Her work can be seen in exhibitions throughout the year. Soraya is a member of the Society of Floral Painters, and is President of the Andover Art Society. She is a regular contributor to The Artist magazine and was a winner of the SAA Artist of the Year award.


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Format: Hardcover
Not having come across the 30 minute series before, I thought I would buy Acrylics by Soraya French. I was not disappointed. There is far more than 30 minutes worth of expertise and knowledge packed into this little book. I love Soraya French's use of vibrant colours and her simple explanations of the methods she uses to create her exciting pictures. There are so many tips packed into this little book that I will be dipping into it again and again.
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I was induced to buy this book with the promise that this book "will show you how you can achieve attractive and successful paintings in just 30 minutes..."

With only 3 "half hour demos" out of 96 pages this book has been very badly titled.

This is primarily a narrative book and not an exercise led book. If you're a beginner, like me, then a how-to book is what you're after.

Avoid this book. You'll regret spending the money if you're looking for simple step by step guidance.
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I totally adore Soraya French's work and have both her books and here dvd. If only what I paint could look like hers, (big sigh). This book is a great size for carrying around to read in places like the Doc's surgery, etc or to have on the table in front of you when you are working. I've been looking at the other 30 minute books as I think they're a great idea.
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These 30 minute books are great, I love them. I'll have a go at using Acrylics at some time. I'm sticking with Watercolours at the moment, because I think I will be equally challenged as I am presently by Watercolours. This book helped me make that decision, and will help me when I decide to have a go!
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Inspirational, but very short and only a few new ideas. Very good to a total beginner in acrylic paintings, WHO is just starting up
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This is a handy little book for someone to buy who has never used acrylics at all. It contains all the basic information needed.. and some very simple excersises, explained in a very easy to understand manner. Soraya French is a highly accomplished artist,and she passes on the information in a format that will make the most aprehensive beginner make good progress following her instructions etc.
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An excellent condensed book for beginners. Lots of tips which I found very useful from basic colour and tone explained to different techniques that you can use.
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Brilliant book. 3 arrived, i only wanted 1, but soon sold the other 2 at my art class. All very pleased
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