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All Things Ampersand

Hand-made Craftsmanship – Because Your Art Matters!

There’s something going down in the little town south of Austin, Texas… Buda to be exact (pronounced “bee-yoo-da”). The home base of Ampersand Art Supply.

When artists come to visit our manufacturing facility they are quite surprised to learn that we aren’t a huge company with hundreds of people.  We are just a small, home-grown company started by an artist with a passion for panel painting – Charles Ewing.  Each panel that you paint on is hand-crafted by one of our 35 artisans. Continue reading >>

Painterly Illustrations with Amy Shawley

It’s time for another project featuring our Smooth Surface Holiday Bundle! Amy Shawley is a Virginia-based visual artist whose painting and illustration is inspired by nature, texture, lost cities, travel, and dreams. Her work incorporates figurative elements with wildlife, architecture, and landscapes that are influenced by her adventures.Amy teaches art workshops locally & nationally and published her first book in 2015. Amy is also another artist who is a part of Golden’s Working Artist Program.  Continue reading >>

VIDEO: Samantha Williams Chapelsky’s Claybord/Golden High Flow Project

Samantha Williams-Chapelsky has created a video of her Ampersand/Golden High Flow project! It’s filled with more insights, tips and techniques. Check it out and let us know what you think!
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Using Ampersand Claybord and Golden High Flow Acrylic Paints: A Project by Samantha Williams-Chapelsky

This month we are happy to feature our Smooth Surface Holiday Bundle! This collection features a 9×12, 3/4″ cradled Claybord and a 9×12, 7/8″ cradled Artist Panel Primed Smooth and includes two FREE bottles of Golden High Flow Acrylic PaintsIndigo and Green Gold. If you haven’t had a chance to try these paints yet, this is a great opportunity to do so! When used with either one of our smooth surface panels, you will experience a pairing that is sure to inspire and delight! Continue reading >>

Make Something Today, Even if it’s a Mistake!

Ampersand Panels are VERY Forgiving!

There are lots of reasons to love Ampersand panels. For example, they are archival, eco-friendly and formaldehyde-free. They can hold heavy applications of paint without the “bounce” of canvas. Colors are truer and brighter. You have enhanced control.

But one of the biggest benefits to using an Ampersand Museum Series panel is that it is very forgiving! Continue reading >>