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All Things Ampersand

Featured Artist: Justin Vining

“Indiana Dunes National Park”, 5″x10″, gouache on Ampersand Aquabord

Featured Artist: Justin Vining

Justin Vining is an Indianapolis-based artist, specializing in landscapes and cityscapes. Justin studied Art Education at Purdue University and taught elementary art for three years. Following his tenure as a teacher, Justin attended Valparaiso Law School, where he rekindled his love for creating between classes and clerking. Shortly after graduating and passing the bar in 2010, Justin decided to pursue art full-time and hasn’t looked back.

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Featured Artist: Scott Gellatly

“Sunlit Edge”
12″x24″, oil on Ampersand Gessobord

Featured Artist: Scott Gellatly

Ampersand Artist Ambassador Scott Gellatly is a landscape painter at heart, but his work has become more abstracted, with greater emphasis on pure color and gestural mark-making to evoke nature. As a plein air painter, Scott uses Ampersand Gessobord, Aquabord, and Pastelbord for his work.

“Ampersand panels are ready to capture each stroke of color. The perfect supports to support my art! I’ve always been driven to make things. No matter the medium, I find excitement and wonder in creating something that didn’t exist the day before. Whether that creation succeeds or fails, it drives my creative process forward – eager to begin the next piece.” – Scott Gellatly

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Windows of the World

Today we’re going to take a look at my painting “Windows of the World.” It is an 11” x 14″ watercolor piece on Ampersand Aquabord.

The painting, itself, is created from a window seen while in Italy.  Painting this subject is fun and easy.  It has very little perspective to be dealt with and offers the artist the opportunity to play with texture and color flows. 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 introduce our different surfaces and provide a refresher course to you Ampersand veterans. And who knows, you might learn something you didn’t already know!  Our first product is the Aquabord.

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Featured Gallery Artist: Linda Aman

Peach Petals, 22″ x 30″, watercolor on Aquabord, 

Linda Aman, watercolorist and instructor uses Aquabord for its ability to make corrections and allow for special effects.  She teaches several classes and workshops in Idaho and Oregon, working in all aspects of watercolor.

Find Linda online to see more of her work through her website and her class schedule:  http://amanarts.com

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 

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