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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback with dust jacket
  • Publication: 14 May 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217985
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $49.99
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The Art of Angela Gaughan


Techniques & inspiration for painting wildlife in acrylics by Angela Gaughan

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Book Description

This book showcases Angela Gaughan’s exquisite works of art, and provide an insight into her distinctive techniques she uses to achieve her amazingly detailed, life-like paintings of animals, people and more.

Award-winning artist Angela Gaughan shares with you a life time's worth of experience in art.

This book provides an insight into the distinctive techniques Angela Gaughan uses to achieve her amazingly detailed, life-like wildlife paintings. It is an inspirational guide to painting in acrylics; both for experienced artists who are interested in Angela’s methods, and those wishing to improve their skills. 

Sumptuous colour is at the heart of Angela's vivid, beautiful art work. Her unique techniques combine the advantages of acrylics and oils. In this inspirational book, Angela shares with you a lifetime's worth of experience in art. Learn her unique approach to using acrylics to produce depth and character in your own wildlife artwork, and follow the step-by-step demonstrations as you build up your skills.

The book begins with detailed coverage of the materials, tools and media Angela uses. Chapters on colour and light, gathering reference, and composition build upon Angela's working method guiding you through her stages of working, from using photographic references, through completing a tonal drawing, to using transparent washes and opaque colours to create a full painting. The instructional techniques then connect into substantial chapters on colour, composition and finish off with masterwork techniques to help more advanced artists push their artwork further.

Table of Contents

What I use to paint
My approach
Zebra Creating an underpainting
Preparing to paint
Tiger Cub
Creating your own paintings
Colour and light
Gathering reference
Composing your paintings
Masterwork techniques

About the Author

About Angela Gaughan

Angela was born and educated in Wales, where she studied portrait painting with Andrew Vicari, a former student of the prestigious Slade School of Art. She is most renowned for her commissioned portraits and wildlife studies. Angela works in many mediums and exhibits regularly, with many of her paintings in private collections all over the world. She has demonstrated for Daler Rowney, Derwent Pencils, The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines and Chromacolour at a variety of shows, exhibitions and also on television. Angela is President and founder member of The Tamworth Society of Artists; is a Professional Associate member of the SAA; and is a regular contributor to the Leisure Painter magazine. She holds regular workshops, demonstrations and classes in her own studio.

She has won a number of prestigious awards including The David Shepherd Award 2017 and The Simon Combes Award 2018 by The Wildlife Art Society International.

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I fell in love straightaway with the incredible art work in this book. Just beautiful. The book itself is a really good guide and resource for creating wildlife art- easy to follow, clear and helpful advice. I would recommend this for everyone- even ambitious beginners.

The style of writing is pitched just right so as not to be off-putting for those who are just starting in their artistic journey. An inclusive book where the enthusiasm and compassion of the author just seeps through.

I thoroughly recommend this gorgeous book and I cannot wait to get started painting! A super addition to my art book collection.

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