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Poetic Spaces – Watercolors on Aquabord by Ali Cavanaugh

I discovered Ampersand’s Aquabord with the 2˝ Deep Cradle about a year ago and it has been such a wonderful surface for my watercolors. Previously, I worked on paper, but always struggled with its limitations in presentation. The flawless pebbly surface of Aquabord takes layers and layers of pigment without wearing down. The paint is amazingly workable and removable on this surface. Also, it is so nice that I am able to display my watercolors without glass and that they are already framed when done. Continue Reading >>

Small Beauties of Everyday: Stella Alesi Discusses Using Oils on Gessobord

I paint exclusively with oils on Ampersand’s 2″ Deep Cradled Gessobord. I used to have my painting panels made for me by a friend, and although they were good quality, I could never get the smooth quality gesso surface I wanted without hours of sanding. Ampersand’s gesso surface is flawless and perfect for the precise work I do. These paintings, “#147 Oranges” and “#136 Pyracantha” clearly show the level of detail I am able to achieve on the smooth Gessobord surface. Continue Reading >>