Pastelbord

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We recommend all pastels be framed under glass. The glass protects the fragile nature of the pastels while also keeping their colors true to life.

Shawn Dell Joyce is a Florida-based plein air painter known for glowing sunsets, bold colors, dramatic scenery, and Florida wildlife.

Pastel demo

An educational and entertaining exploration of Ampersand Pastelbord by mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt. (Time-lapse)

Pastel demo

German mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt demonstrates the versatility of Ampersand Pastelbord. (English subtitles)

Watch the Pastelbord video to learn about Ampersand Pastelbord and why it is the perfect surface for pastels and so much more.

Archiva-seal

Ampersand's exclusive Archiva-Seal™ ensures paintings won’t yellow over time due to support-induced discoloration. Learn why this critical process makes Ampersand panels the most-trusted surface among artists.

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.

Garron J Barrett

Garron J Barrett did what some can only dream of. He quit his full-time job to become an artist. The Atlanta-based Pastelbord artist went from public accounting to applied arts.

Transform a reference photo of a person into a monster or caricature! Techniques in Procreate and acrylic paint on Pastelbord are shown here as a means to illustrating these monster and caricature portraits, and approaches to distortion, drawing a range of textures and forms are explained. Demo led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Deepti Menon.

Ampersand Artist Ambassador, Jennifer Redstreake Geary, both a full-time mom and full-time graphic designer is also a prolific artist who is highly sought after for her work in watercolor and pastel.

Shana Rowe Jackson was very young when she knew she wanted to be an artist. She started teaching herself how to paint at the age of eight and by ten, she was calling herself an artist. Shana has always enjoyed experimenting with many different styles and media and is continually looking for new ways to grow and learn.

Washington-based colored pencil artist, Ranjini Venkatachari, shares her work and her process of working on Pastelbord. She explains why Pastelbord's surface has worked so easily for her style and experimentation.