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Top Ten Reasons to paint on Unprimed Basswood

Artist Panel
1.  No preparation needed in order to start with Encaustics.  If you’re looking to try encaustics or need a dependable, solid panel for your artwork, look no further.

2.  Wide open to accept any type of ground: glue size, acrylic gesso, and oil-based or alkyd primeres.  Raw wood panels should be sealed first, however, before applying any ground to preevent support induced discoloration.  

3.  Free of seams, large knots and raised fibers.  Each panel is selected from the finest premium basswood.

4.  Smooth finish with limited wood grain, sanded to perfection.

5.  Available in sizes up to 18″ x 24″ and in two profiles 7/8 in and 1.5 in.  

6.  Great for mounting canvas, paper, giclees.  The smooth finish is perfect for mounting other art, prints or canvas and readily accepts most adhesives.  

7.   Ideal for intricate wood engraving, mixed media, painting, altered art and more.

8.   Superior dimension stability sturdy 4 mm plywood with solid pine cradles outperforms all other brands of plywood panel.  

9.  Easy to hang and frame!  Attach hanging hardware and you’re ready to go!  For ideas on how to treat the edes of the cradle, consult this article on hanging and framing.

10.  Like all Ampersand products, the Unprimed Basswood is fully tested for durability and also for best performance with artists’ paints.

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

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Featured Gallery Artist: Karen Popp

 

Karen Popp
Water-soluble oil on Artist Panel by Karen Popp, 18″x 24″

Lifetime artist Karen Popp finds time to paint daily, amidst raising her two girls.  She works in a variety of media and paints landscapes, florals and portraits.  

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.

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

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