Primed Smooth

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

Ampersand Artist Ambassador Micah Goguen demonstrates the monoprint process on Ampersand Primed Smooth.

At first glance, Hester Berry's oil landscapes on Ampersand Primed Smooth seem abstract. Yet, the more you take in her paintings, the more detailed they become. Her distinct style shows her ability to capture light and use tools for adding detail.

Watch artist and author Brigitte Waldschmidt experiment with mixed media on an Ampersand Primed Smooth. (Time-lapse)

Gessobord demo

German mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt demonstrates multiple techniques and media on Ampersand Primed Smooth. (English subtitles)

Primed smooth pour-over

Paint glides across the surface of Ampersand Primed Smooth without a texture or weave to interrupt the flow. It is the perfect surface for paint pouring.

Learn more about the Ampersand Primed Smooth gesso panel and why artists enjoy this smooth surface for oil, acrylic, pouring, ink, graphite, mixed media, and more.

Ampersand Primed Smooth works great for making silhouette paintings of your family or friends. Its smooth surface means that you’ll have excellent control of both the drawing and the painting steps in this project. Also, because it is a rigid panel, you can frame it without a mat or glass when you’re done for a lasting keepsake!

Artist Micah Goguen teaches about 50 students atelier style in weekly classes in the Middle Georgia Area. His overall vision is to focus and rededicate back to a "buy-local, shop-local" mentality that strengthens community through unity and purpose. Here are a few stories Micah wanted to share with us.