Pastels

Learn techniques from professional artists, follow tutorials, videos, and more.

How to quickly apply a graduated background using PanPastel Colors on Encausticbord. The perfect base for mixed media or pastel painting.

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.

Jane Hunt, oil on Ampersand Gessobord

Sealing and varnishing finished artwork on Ampersand panels is extremely important especially when framing without glass. See our list of suggestions for sealing and varnishing popular mediums using products we have successfully tested on our panels.

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

Pastel demo

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

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.

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.