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The Artist Panel: Primed Smooth

Mallard Ducks by Dustin Dattilio in acrylic and airbrush

Our Artist Panel series was created with affordability and ease in mind.  But, some artists are driven to use Artist Panel for it’s unique benefits.  There are three distinct panels in this series, all of which are different from our Museum Series of panels, adding opportunities for artists who need something a bit different.

River Trees by Andrea Pramuk in mixed media

The Artist Panel comes in Primed Smooth, Canvas Texture and Unprimed varieties.  I want to highlight the Primed Smooth panel because of its perfectly prepared edges, something not available in any other panel we make. It is a great surface for wrapping a work around the edges in lieu of framing.

The panels themselves are made from sustainable MDF, medium density fiberboard, and the cradles are made from solid pine, and available in both 7/8″ and 1 1/2″ depths. The panel is also available in an 1/8″ flat design, too.  This Primed Smooth panel is completely ready for taking on art, prepared on the surface and all of the edges with an acid-free acrylic gesso ground.  It’s semi-absorbent surface is good for oils, acrylics and drawing as well as mounting paper, prints and canvas.  

We are always on the look out for artists using our products, so if you work on the Artist Panel, give us a shout.  You can reach us here through our blog, on Facebook, through Twitter or Pinterest and via email.  

More work to come by Artist Panel artists.

Happy Painting!

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.

Current Events with Ampersand Artists

Egg and Shells #7, oil on Gessobord, 9″ x 24″   by Larry Preston

Self taught artist, Larry Preston is part of a group exhibition at the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA.  “Small Works” will run from December 5, 2015 through January 1, 2016.  Larry works in oil on gessobord, creating detailed, stunning still lifes. 

Pramuk Estuaries
Estuary II, mixed media on Claybord, 30″ x 60″ by Andrea Pramuk

Ampersand’s own, Andrea Pramuk, is opening an exhibition with the FW Gallery in conjunction with the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge, LA.    Andrea’s mixed media work on Claybord is a combination of luscious color and thoughtful design.  Andrea’s work will hang from December 4, 2015 through February 12, 2015.  

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.

Current Events with Ampersand Artists

Upcoming Workshops

Karen Vernon
Heading Home,
watercolor by Karen Vernon

Color Expressions Oil Painting Workshop with Karen Vernon 
January 26- March 23rd, at The Gallery at Round Top, TX

Enjoy yourself in this painting workshop with internationally recognized artist, Karen Vernon.  Learn the basics and beyond in this class.  Students will be introduced to water soluble oils, the safer, more economic method of working in oil.

Watercolor Workshop with Karen Vernon 
April13-15, Murfreesboro, TN

The participants will develop expertise in color management, composition, improve their watercolor skills and experience new materials. This is a fun workshop filled with vital information for achieving more successful paintings and delving into your own creative vision.


Exhibitions

intricacies: an Exhibition of Scratchboard Art by Lisa Goesling
TaKohl Gallery in Chicago, IL
Lisa’s work will be on display through January 2015

Ways of Making:  LINE (group exhibition featuring Lisa Goesling)
Jan 5-30, 2015 at GSU in University Park, IL
This exhibition brings together four artists working in dissimilar ways but who all have line as a primary component in their artistic expression.  

Andrea Pramuk

Luminescence featuring Andrea Pramuk
Jan 8-29 at NSU in Natchitoches, LA
A two person exhibition at NSU’s Orville J. Hanchey Gallery featuring the art of Tony McDonald and Andrea Pramuk

Inside/Outside featuring Lisa Pressman
Feb 2- April 18 Gallery at R&F, Kingston, NY
Lisa’s bold, mature, expressionistic work makes abstract references to landscape, personal possessions and the inner workings of the mind.



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.