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All Things Ampersand

The Many Colors of White with Karen Vernon

As an artist, I have enjoyed painting in the juicy, delightful medium of watercolor, enjoying the flow of the pigment as it passes across the surface. For decades I worked on paper as so many watercolorists do. But for the past 20 years I have worked on Ampersand’s Aquabord which allows me to do far more than I ever dreamed of doing on paper. Not only does it give me more luminous, vibrant color, but it allows me to present my works with no glass. I can create intimate, tiny pieces up to large 42” x 90” paintings. I can create pieces to be framed traditionally or to present cradled with no frame at all. Continue reading >>

Ampersand 101: Aquabord

Welcome to the first in our series of “101” articles about Ampersand Bords.  With so many new artists just now discovering our panels, this back-to-basics series will help to introduce our different surfaces, as well as provide a refresher course to you Ampersand veterans. And who knows, you just might discover something you didn’t already know!  Our first product is the Aquabord. Continue reading >>

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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