Art Mediums & Drawing

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Announcing the Winners of AcrylicWorks 3

Congratulations to the 112 artists selected for North Light Books’ third annual Best of Acrylic competition AcrylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “AcrylicWorks 3 Winner Notification”...

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Pastel Pick of the Week | Brian Cobble “Scratching the Surface”

Pastel artist Brian Cobble's latest show (his sixth) at Valley House Gallery in Dallas is called "Scratching the Surface," a rather apt description for the meticulous approach the artist takes in his pastel work. The settings of his paintings vary from lived-in, sometimes quirky urban and suburban environments to serene, natural landscapes, and each...