14 May 2021


BB Hardback with dust jacket

216x280 mm



144 pages

Search Press

The Art of Angela Gaughan

by Angela Gaughan

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.

Book 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

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