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Friday, December 19, 2014

Artist Panel Canvas Texture



Value Series Artist Panel™
• Acrylic gesso ground on MDF
• Medium canvas texture for optimum paint control
• Ampersand quality at an affordable price

Many Fine Art and Craft Uses:
• Ready to paint with oils, acrylics and mixed media
• Perfect for altered art, collage and found objects
• Simple to hang and frame

Do you want more control over your paint applications and brighter truer colors? Then try the Artist Panel™, a top quality MDF panel sealed with acid-free acrylic gesso with added canvas texture. 

Perfect with oil paints and acrylics, the ready-to-paint canvas-like texture gives artists all the advantages of painting on panel, but with the familiar feel of a fine linen or canvas. The durable rigid medium density fiberboard support makes the Artist Panel ideal for palette-knife painting and multi-media applications. 

Available in a 9mm panel with hanging slots on the back, a ¾" and a 1.5" cradled profile. The cradle support frames are hand made using 1/2” birch plywood offering maximum stability and support.

If you work on Artist Panel, write to us and send us your art at:  gallery@ampersandart.com

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Carla O'Connor

Megan by Carla O'Connor
Megan, watercolor and gouache on Claybord, 14" x 11"

Accomplished artist and juror, Carla O'Connor works in and teaches watercolor and gouache as well as pastel.  She is a member of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society.  Carla has listed her upcoming workshops for 2015 on her website as well as details about her DVD:  Figure Design in Gouache:  The Process.  

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Current Events with Ampersand Artists


Australian artist, Judith Edwards-White opened this week with a solo exhibition,"Scratching the Surface," of her Scratchbord work at the Logan Gallery in Brisbane.   The exhibit will be running through the month of January

Still Waters: Sunset, Ocean Springs, 12" x 9"
Earnest Ward
Beverly Mangham will be giving a demonstration, "Collage Unleashed" of mixed media techniques on Ampersand panels tomorrow, December 13th from 1-3 pm at Jerry's Artarama in Austin, Texas. 

Plein air artist, Earnest Ward gives beautifully detailed step by step demos of his oil paintings on Gessobord through his blog, with plenty of imagery and explanation.  This week's piece is on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Ocean Springs.  You can also find details about Earnest's art and sketch books through his blog, his latest book, The North Cascades.

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Ginger Gehres

A Touch of Glass by Ginger Genres
A Touch of Glass, Scratchbord with Ink, 7"x 5", Ginger Genres

Scratchbord artist and active painter and designer, North Carolina artist Ginger Genres is also the current Exhibition Director of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists.  You can keep up with Ginger on Facebook at Ginger-Gehres-Visual-Bard.

All things Ampersand,
Karyn Meyer-Berthel
Artist & Social Media Specialist
Ampersand Art Supply

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Panel Comparison Chart


Cypress Shallows by Muenzenmayer
Cypress Shadows, acrylic on Pastelbord
by Ken Muenzenmayer
Our new panel comparison chart will help you get started with Ampersand Panels if you have never used them before, or if you are looking to try a new surface.  This is just an overview of what we recommend and what of our artists prefer.  However, there are no hard and fast rules on using Ampersand panels, please choose what you enjoy and let us know about the results.  

Hardbord, Natural Wood Panel and the Artist Panel Unprimed Basswood are all unprimed unsealed raw panels; so they can be sealed and primed for your preferred use.  All raw panels need to be sealed and primed before use.

Don't forget to send images to us of your work, either here on the blog, to our email at gallery@ampersandart.com or on our Facebook Page.


Oils Acrylics Watercolor 
Gouache
Egg Tempera Ink- Encaustic Airbrush Colored&
Graphite
Pencil
Pastel Mixed Media Collage
Claybord
Smooth &
Very Absorbent





Aquabord
Textured &
Very Absorbent








Scratchbord
Smooth










Gessobord
Semi-smooth &
Non-Absorbent







Encausticbord








Hardbord
Smooth &
Non-Absorbent











Pastelbord









Natural
Wood Panel
Smooth










Artist Panel
Unprimed
Smooth










Artist Panel
Canvas
Textured &
Non-Absorbent







Artist Panel
Primed Smooth
Smooth







All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.