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Friday, November 20, 2015

Featured Gallery Artist: Steven Roswick


October 1897 #1, 24" x 24",
oil stick and collaged fragments of New York Herald from Oct 1, 1897 on Claybord

Steven Roswick takes mixed media to a whole new level by introducing truly vintage newspapers into his work, and he credits his past work at the United Nations in directing the cultural influences of his work. 

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

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Friday, November 13, 2015

The Versatility of Claybord™

Claybord™ is our most versatile board, in fact, the creation of Claybord is how Ampersand got its start.

Louise LeBourgeois
The Far Away #539, 30" x 60", oil on Claybord, 2015 by Louise LeBourgeois
Claybord's highly absorbent surface is created from kaolin clay; a velvety smooth coating that is similar to traditional egg tempera panels.  The surface is so ultra smooth that it is ideal for mounting work on paper, canvas, photography, or fabric.  This panel is beautiful for working in graphite, charcoal, and subtractive work like scratching, but it also is perfect for inks, acrylics, gouache, casein, airbrush, egg tempera and even oils, like the work of Louise LeBourgeoisClaybord is exceptionally forgiving, it accepts our brilliant inks with ease, but allows for "erasure" with our oil-free steel wool.  

Claybord comes in 1/8", 3/4" cradle, 1 1/2" cradle and 2" cradled edges, and in a huge variety of sizes from 5" squares to 48" panels.  

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, November 6, 2015

Featured Gallery Artist: Karen Gaudette


Gaudette
Curious Companions, 24" x 16", Scratchbord, 2015

Karen Gaudette, a full time middle school art teacher and scratchboard artist is currently finishing up a thoughtful, mystical series, Wishing for the Moon, that will debut at the Brattleboro Museum in Vermont next year. The series of 14 pieces has yet to be fully revealed, but you can catch a glimpse of the work on Karen's KickStarter Project.  

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.