The Art of Angela Gaughan

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The Art of Angela Gaughan: Techniques & Inspiration for painting wildlife in acrylics offers a insight into an award-winning artist's painting process. It offers inspiration and instruction on how to achieve amazingly detailed, life-like wildlife paintings.

In this book Angela shares with you her lifetime's experience in creating art. From sumptuous colour, to techniques that combine the advantages of acrylic and oils, this inspirational book will take you through her unique approach to painting. You'll learn how to create depth and character in your own acrylic wildlife paintings by following the step-by-step demonstrations to help hone your skills.

This book offers detailed descriptions of the materials, tools and media Angela uses in her art. It includes chapters on the use of colour and light, sourcing your references and building up your compositions. You'll learn everything about each stage of Angela's painting process including working from reference photographs, completing tonal drawings and using a combination of transparent and opaque colours to create a finished painting. The instructional techniques connect to substatial chapters on colour, composition and finish off with masterwork techniques to help more advanced artists push their artwork further.

144 Page Hardback with Dust Jacket. 216 x 280 mm


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  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Afterword
  • Index
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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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