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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback with dust jacket
  • Publication: 01 June 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217985
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £19.99

The Art of Angela Gaughan


Techniques & inspiration for painting wildlife in acrylics by Angela Gaughan

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.

This book provides an insight into the distinctive techniques Angela Gaughan uses to achieve her amazingly detailed, life-like wildlife paintings; and showcases her other exquisite works of art, including people, flowers and more, to support her teaching. 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. 

Her unique way of working combines the advantages of acrylics and oils, and her innovative techniques likewise combine the classical and the modern. Angela has won numerous awards for her artwork, including both the prestigious David Shepherd Award and Simon Combes Award from The Wildlife Art Society International Annual Exhibition.

Beginning with detailed coverage of the materials, tools and media Angela uses, the reader is led through her stages of working, from using photographic references, through completing a tonal drawing on canvas. Sumptuous colour is at the heart of Angela's vivid, beautiful art work. The reader is led through Angela's idiosyncratic method, starting with creating a tonal underpainting with water-soluble pencils, and leading through to using transparent washes and opaque colours to a full painting. The instructional techniques then lead into substantial chapters on colour, composition and finish off with masterwork techniques to help more advanced hobby artists push their artwork further.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction 8
What I use to paint 12
My approach 22
Zebra: Creating an underpainting 38
Preparing to paint 46
Tiger cub 50
Creating your own paintings 66
Colour and light 78
Gathering reference 88
Composing your paintings 100
Masterwork techniques 114
Afterword 144
Index 146

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.

Visit Angela's website www.angelagaughan.co.uk.

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