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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Rene Lynch


Rene Lynch
Pretty in Pink, 36" x 24", watercolor on Aquabord
Rene Lynch, 2012

Full time watercolorist, Rene Lynch captures the beauty of the flora around her in Tallahassee, Florida.  She works regularly on Aquabord and finishes her pieces with 5 coats of fixative and 2 coats of UV filter varnish.

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

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays from Ampersand

From all of us here at Ampersand, we wish you a wonderful Holiday week. 

The office will be closed this week, December 22-26th and then just a skeleton crew in the office the following week of December 29- January 2nd.  

If you need to reach us, call and leave a message or send an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.  

(800) 822-1939 toll free
(512) 322-0278 outside the US

bords@ampersandart.com

We will be back in full swing on the 5th of January to begin a New Year of making panels and sharing art.

Happy Holidays!

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

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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 

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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 

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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

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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 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Catherine Gabriel

Ginger Cat, oil on Gessobord
Australian self taught artist, Catherine Gabriel specializes in pet portraits in graphite, colored pencil and oil.  

You can find more of Catherine's work on her blog and website:  catgabrielart.blogspot.com
catherinegabrielart.weebly.com

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

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Top Ten Ideas for Finishing Cradled Edges

Thinking both about the versatility of wood and the creativity of art materials, here are the top ten ways to finish the cradled edges of our panels.  Some of these techniques can be applied before painting and some should be applied after, depending on the rest of the work and mediums used.
Blocking off edges pre-painting; Staining edges after completed painting

Consider taping off the edges before completing the painting to keep the cradles clear of paint.  Painters' tape works very well.  After completing the painting, remove the tape and apply a finish to the cradle.

If you have some other ideas or techniques, please share them with us in the comments below.

1.  Stain:  Wood stain shows the beauty of the natural wood grain through brilliant, lasting color.  Stains are available in opaque and transparent ranges with a huge variety of application styles, hues and outcome.  Consider finishing on top with a shellac or polyurethane to protect the integrity of the wood and prevent moisture damage.

2.  Texture gels:  Acrylic gels come in many viscosities and are extremely versatile; color via acrylic paint can also be added.  For collage or mixed media works, applying texture gels like a glass bead gel or molding paste will add a sculptural touch to a piece.

3.  Ink:  For brilliant color and staying power, ink can be applied to the natural wood before or after sealing with a polyurethane.  Inks can be acrylic or shellac based in a range of hues.  Shellac can also be colored with universal tints or aniline dye.

4.  Cold Wax:  Cold wax is an oil painting medium used to make oil paints thicker and more matte.  It can be applied with oil paint as a colorant, or used alone as a matte varnish.

5.  Polyurethane:  It is recommended to seal cradled edges to prevent minimum moisture damage over time for a completely archival piece of artwork.  However, polyurethane whether water or oil based may be tinted with colorant.  It can also be used in a satin, semi-gloss or gloss finish to get a range of effects.  Paint over a polyurethane to achieve a different finish or hue. 
Airbrush acrylic applied before sealing the cradled edges
Ultramarine blue and Transparent Brown Oxide GAC

6.  Acrylic paint:  Acrylic might be the single most versatile medium to apply to cradles.  A soft bodied or fluid acrylic can cover opaquely, finishing the edges in a solid color.  However, an airbrush paint covers with a translucent effect, showing the natural wood grain and giving brilliant color.  Sealing with a polyurethane can occur before or after using acrylics, depending on the desired effect.

7.  Furniture wax:  Since the cradled edges are high quality wood with a beautiful grain, they can be finished with a high grade furniture wax, either over stain or polyurethane or on bare wood.  Wax takes time to apply, but leaves a silky smooth finish that is easy to clean and protects the wood beautifully.

8.  Gilding:  Gilding is sensitive work, but stunning in effect as the metallic edges of a panel reflects the appearance of a traditional frame.  Take time to practice with metallic leaf on a flat surface before attempting a cradled edge, and be sure to seal the surface after gilding.  

9.  Danish Oil:  Danish oil is easy to apply, as beautiful as stain, and there is no need to seal.  Danish oil penetrates wood beautifully and comes in a range of hues or natural.  Since it is a mineral spirits base, it is vital to protect the surface of the work before applying.
Edges wrapped and collaged with old encyclopedia pages

10.  Collage:  The beauty of the cradled edge is that the artwork can be wrapped around the edge of the painting, treating the piece as three dimensional artwork.  Collage works well for this type of treatment and is intriguing from the side view.  


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

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Jane Carr



Big Dutchman, egg tempera on Claybord by Jane Carr

Upstate New York artist Jane Carr paints the landscape with egg tempera, taking careful notice of how the landscape changes with weather, farming, animals and buildings.  Jane regularly exhibits her work locally and nationally and will occasionally teach egg tempera in her home studio.  

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

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Featured Artist: Rock Newcomb

Southwest Hotties, 11" x 17", acrylic on Claybord
Arizona artist, Rock Newcomb has had a life long love affair with creating art.  From an early age, he was drawing portraits and he continued to study through college and graduate school, obtaining both a Bachelors and Masters in Fine Art at California State University.  Before working full time as an artist, Rock taught art for over 25 years at high school and junior college.
Pueblo Colors, 30" x 20", acrylic on Claybord

In college, Rock's undergraduate degree was in illustration and his graduate degree was in the fine arts, where he  experienced a range of art materials and media.  With his sense of detail and representational style, watercolor, gouache, oil and colored scratchboard served his purposes.  However, Rock found acrylic to be a more suitable medium.  "Approximately 18 years ago, after working on a watercolor for numerous days, I accidentally spilled iced tea on it and helplessly watched as the painting partially dissolved.  The next day, I purchased the three primary and black and white colors in acrylic.  Using techniques acquired working with oil and watercolor, I began teaching myself the use of acrylic, and have been working with them ever since," he explains further.  

Claybord was a natural substrate for him to try while Rock was practicing scratchboard art 18 or so years ago.  A fellow artist gave him some samples, and he has been using Claybord and Gessobord exclusively since.

With Rock's busy exhibition and commitment schedule, he hasn't had time to teach workshops in the past several years.  However, you can see much more of Rock's work online and in person represented at these galleries: Astoria Fine Art, in Jackson, Wyoming; Huey’s Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona; and Lord Nelson’s Gallery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Sun Seekers, 12" x 9", acrylic on Claybord


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

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Nancy Bass

Nancy Bass
Zoe and Ella, oil on Gessobord

"My paintings take a contemporary look at the beauty and personalities of animals.  Set against abstract fields of color, my models - each with a unique name and face - are two herds of cattle I have raised with my husband for the past thirty years on our farm in Southern Albemarle." ~Nancy Bass

Nancy Bass does teach workshops and exhibit her work regulary.  Join her eNewsletter list or follow her website for regular updates on her events.  

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

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Steve Miller


"September Morning" by Steve Miller
September Morning, soft pastel on Pastelbord, 24" x 36"

Steve Miller's work, "September Morning" was accepted into the 33rd Annual Pastel Society of the Southwest National Juried Exhibition now showing in the Convention Center and Visitors Bureau in Grapevine, TX through November 28th.

Steve is also part of the juried exhibition Broadview: A Spectrum of Nature to benefit the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, running through November 23rd.

Texas artist, Steve Miller works in both oil and pastel, represented by the Weller House Gallery in Ft. Worth, TX, the Adobe Western Art Gallery in Ft. Worth and The White Buffalo Gallery in Glen Rose, TX.

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

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Friday, November 7, 2014

The Artist Panel: Canvas Texture

The top benefits of using the Artist Panel in Canvas Texture:

canvas texture panel

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. For ideas on how to treat the edges of the cradle, consult this article on hanging and framing.

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

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Janel Hart-Eleftherakis



Sepia 3, 30" x 30", oil on Gessobord
Massachusetts artist Janel Hart-Eleftherakis works in both oil and acrylic, creating contemporary portraits, often from photos taken by her daughter, Jenny.  
You can find more of her work at artbyjanel.com or through her gallery at Saatchi.  

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

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Featured Artist: Veronica Winters

Veronica Winters
Aqua Chandelier, 8" x 10", colored pencil on Pastelbord
"I have just tried scratchbord as well and I was surprised to discover so much potential in this medium too! Its rich, black surface offers artists an opportunity to create high-contrast, variously textured images that look striking and one-of-a kind even when the subject itself is quite ordinary." ~Veronica Winters

Florida artist Veronica Winters has been actively teaching, writing and working as an artist since she came from Russia to the U.S. in 1997.  After receiving her BFA from Oklahoma State and her MFA from Pennsylvania State, Veronica studied at the Art Students League of New York and at Grand Central Academy.  She currently resides in Naples, Florida, spending time teaching at the Von Liebig Art Center and the Collier Adult & Community Education Center.  
Veronica Winters
Promises, Oil on Gessobord, 2014

Winter's Venetian Boy
Venetian Boy, 10" x 8", oil on Gessobord
Veronica grew up in Moscow with a strong art influence from the ballet, theatre and concerts, but it was when she came to the States that she began her own fine art career.  She found colored pencil through one of her instructors and Ampersand panels through an artist peer and a match was made.  "I really like the fact that I can combine lightfast colored pencils with archival Pastelbords to achieve the result I'm after-long lived artwork," she explains.  Veronica works in both colored pencil and oils, choosing the medium for her work based on the subject matter -- for studies in light, she will use colored pencil.  When a subject calls to her emotionally, Veronica works in oils. "Figures are symbolic of emotions and colors 'talk' about specific mood or atmosphere in painting.  Masked figures blur the obvious connections people otherwise make with faces and thus anyone can find himself hidden behind the mask.  Masks also bring mystery and the unknown into my work and I have infinite inspiration for that coming from Venice, Italy.  Rich history of the place, its atmosphere, architecture, and abundant beauty supply visual elements for my paintings, including fabric patterns, costumes, and masks," she says.  

Veronica's work is viewable online on her website, blog, and Facebook page.  You can also get a feel for Veronica's process through her YouTube channel.  Veronica is represented by Gallery on Fifth in Naples, FL and by Saatchi online.

Currently, Veronica teaches one on one workshops at her studio in Naples.  You can schedule a lesson through emailing her at her website, or look into her instruction books.   

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

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Nan Hass Feldman


The Yellow French Tablecloth, oil on Gessobord
Massachusetts artist and instructor, Nan Hass Feldman is opening a solo exhibit at the Indian Hill Music School on October 31 through Dec 21, 2014 in Littleton, MA and she is involved in the Fenway Open Studio and moving sale on Nov 15 & 16 in Boston, MA.

Nan teaches regularly at several locations; you can find details on her website:  nanhassfeldman.com

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

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Stockists selling Ampersand Panels in the UK!

ampersand panels
Long awaited stockists selling Ampersand Panels in the UK have now stocked our products on their shelves -- and they are selling fast!!

Our distributor, Premium Art Brands has a list of all of the retailers carrying our panels on their site as well as a full list of our product descriptions, but they do not sell directly to artists, only to stockist.   

These fine stores are selling our products in the United Kingdom.  
Check out all of these websites; these stores have great blogs, instruction, videos and lively social media networks.  Some of these stores do also ship around the UK and Europe.

Currently, not all stores are selling all of our product sizes, due to size limitations on retail space and cabinets.  The largest size being sold is 18" x 24" in the UK, but it is possible the size selection will increase in the future with demand.  

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

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Live Webinar with Lisa L. Cyr: Mixed Media on Gessobord


The Messenger, 48" x 36" x 2", acrylic, oil, collage
& assemblage on masonite with wooden framework
Painting the Mythical Figure in Mixed Media, a new webinar through North Light featuring the work and process of Lisa Cyr, live on November 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

This highly visual presentation will take the viewer on a fantastical artistic adventure! Utilizing innovative two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques, the webinar will cover how to paint the fantastical figure in an imaginative environment. Topics will include character development using props, costumes and models, employing theatrical color schemes, painting skin tones of fantastical beings in dramatic settings, drawing techniques, rendering patterned cloth, using hair to create form and movement and adding bas-relief details and assemblage embellishments. In addition, conceptual development strategies will be discussed, including working in journals and sketchbooks, research techniques and reference gathering to create compelling figurative works that tell imaginative stories. With visually inspiring imagery, insightful tips and innovative approaches, artists will discover a plethora of image making strategies as well as exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques to employ in their own fantastical figurative works. For artists who are looking to push their work to a new level, this webinar will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration.  Bonus videos and other downloadable materials will be included, like step by step demonstrations, interviews, and articles.

You can register for the event here: www.northlightshop.com


Lisa L. Cyr (www.cyrstudio.com) is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist and author with a content-driven approach. A graduate from The Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA), Cyr's artistic oeuvre has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, universities and at industry organizations, including traveling shows with the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles.

Lisa's blog, YouTube Channel, Facebook Page and Twitter Profile

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

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Ann Gorbett


Lunch at Fanizzis by Ann Gorbett
Lunch at Fanizzis, 24" x 24", oil on Gessobord
Massachusetts artist Ann Gorbett paints with only palette knives, for the thick, rich strokes they leave behind.  She is represented by 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington, MA, Custom Art Framing and Gallery 9 in Norwood, MA and The Artists Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA.

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

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Rhonda Gates


Moire by Rhonda Gates
Moire, oil and graphite on Hardbord, 16" x 20", 2013


Rhonda Gates is an abstract landscape artist, explaining her process and inspiration in a recent blog post on her site, she shares that her works evolve in subject and color, as her process evolves in making them.  

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

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: David Camp

Sycamore Flame by David Camp
Sycamore Flame, 12" x 12", oil on Gessobord


Plein air artist and Texan, David Camp is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the Outdoor Painting Society.  His work Blue Harmony was chosen by Lewis Wines for a label on their summer vinho verde style wine.  David is represented by both the Taste Wine Art-Kirchman Gallery in Johnson City, TX and RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.

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

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Featured Video: Elizabeth Schowachert with Encausticbord

"I have explored many different media over the years, including mosaic, acrylic and oil paint. Currently I am working primarily with the encaustic medium. It has incredible fluidity and allows me to achieve balance between color and form."

Dallas artist, Elizabeth Schowachert came to encaustics through The Encaustic Center in Dallas run by Bonny Leibowitz.  She explains, "I had always been interested in the medium, loved the look of encaustic paintings and decided to give it a try.  I took a beginning class, and several studio days working with Bonny. I had been painting with Acrylic and Oil in the past, once I started painting with wax I never looked back. I just love the medium."  In using Encausticbord, Elizabeth found that the surface, being made especially for wax has terrific absorbency and doesn't produce bubbles, and the panels look professional.  


Below, Elizabeth demonstrates her work and process on Encausticbord™ with encaustics and R+F pigment sticks.




To see Elizabeth's work in person, she has work at the Texas Visual Arts Association Gallery, "Driven to Abstraction" and she will have pieces at the encaustiCon 2014 Miami Melt in October at the Bakehouse Art Complex.  You can also find Elizabeth online at her website and YouTube channel.

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

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Bryan Sylvester


Bryan Sylvester
Earth Echoes, 24" x 18", acrylic on Gessobord
Bryan Sylvester specializes in spiritual, contemplative art, focusing on Mandalas.  The Vermont based artist is also a Reiki practitioner.  You can find more of his work at his website www.briansylvesterart.com

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

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