The Ampersand Artist Panel is a top quality MDF panel sealed with Acid-Free acrylic gesso with added canvas texture. Economically priced for students, leisure and budget minded painters.
Perfect with oil paints and acrylics, the ready-to-paint canvas-like texture gives artists all the advantages of painting on panel, but with the familiar feel of a fine linen or canvas. The durable rigid medium density fiberboard support makes the Artist Panel ideal for palette-knife painting and multimedia applications.
Ampersand Artist Panels are available in a 1-1/2" Gallery Profile, 3/4" Traditional Profile, and a 3/8" Flat panel with a hanging slot for quick and easy hanging.
3/4" Traditional - Available with a 3/4" cradle for hanging with no additional framing. Edges are sanded, so you can apply your favorite ground to create an extra dimensional painting.
1-1/2" Gallery - The cradle support frames are handmade using 1/2" birch plywood offering maximum stability and support. The plywood sides may be stained, painted, gessoed, waxed or left unfinished to customize and enhance your work. Fits into standard canvas-style frames.
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In 1994, Ampersand Art Supply began their mission of reviving the time-honored tradition of panel painting with the creation of Claybord, their very first coated painting panel. Claybord was originally invented by Colorado artist, Charles Ewing, who partnered with Ampersand to develop it further and see its commercial success. Today, Charles is still instrumental in their product development and testing. Over the years, Ampersand has added many wonderful painting panels with unique surface coatings and profiles suitable for all media from oils to pastels.
Green is more than just a choice. Eco-friendly, artist safe Ampersand panels are made from FSC certified sustainable US forest products. They use completely green manufacturing processes that protect the natural environment. No harmful chemicals, no dangerous emissions for artists. A smart choice.
Ampersand is committed first and foremost to supporting artists in their creative process by providing surfaces that are not only a joy to paint and create on, but that will also withstand the test of time. Ampersand’s commitment to quality and archival principles led them to engineer the only archival sealed panels on the market today. Ampersand panels are made with conservator quality wood materials and sealing processes. Only Ampersand uses Archival-Seal technology for sealing wood correctly. Look for the Archiva-Seal logo on every coated Ampersand Series Panel.
Artists using the full range of panels from Claybord to Gessobord to the Artist Panel can rest assured that every step has been taken to ensure quality and performance. Ampersand’s passion is panel painting and they are passionate about our products. Ampersand's signature painting surfaces inspire great art in every medium from oil to watercolors.