Pastelbord in Plein Air with Timothy Michael Joe

July 07, 2022


When: July 7th at 11:00 am (PDT)

Plein Air Pastelbord – Sunrise Over Highway 25 with Timothy Michael Joe

Using pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord is perfect for plein air! You will explore painting on location in pastels from composing a value sketch to a stunning finished work on a rigid, ready-to-frame panel. The unique marble-dust texture of Pastelbord allows for layer after layer of pastels for a vibrant, loose painting approach to a landscape. This lesson will also cover the importance of making a personal connection with the scene and selecting the right location to paint as well as being open to the little discoveries as you work that really make the image your own!





Material List: 

Ampersand Pastelbord (gray) 11×14 inch

Vine Charcoal

Blending Tool

Pastel Pencils (for signing your name or really small detail work)

Sennelier Pastels (I highly recommend when you are starting off. Buying individual sticks are ok when you are missing a few colours here and there. )


Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Artist Bio: 

Timothy Michael Joe is a self-taught artist and instructor from the rural southern town of Greensboro, Alabama. His love of art started at the age of four colouring on paper bags from the grocery store. Growing up in a small town there were not any art instructors available. He watched The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross on Alabama Public Television and was immediately hooked. Bob was the reason Timothy started painting. Over the years, Timothy produced artwork for galleries and commissioned work. He creates art based on themes associated with southern rural culture concerning God, family, and heritage. He enjoys using his art to educate, uplift, and encourage. He teaches nature journaling in gouache and landscape art in soft pastels online and in person. 

His favourite subjects are rural structures in landscapes and nature journaling. I love learning the history of my subject and gaining the appreciation that helps me create meaningful art. Creating a beautiful painting is nice, but painting the same scene with an understanding of the history is what I am after. I believe the backstory of my subject is just as important as the colour I choose to paint.


Instagram: @timothymjoeart


Brand Bio: 

Ampersand’s commitment to quality and archival principles led the company to engineer the only archival sealed panels on the market. Today Ampersand produces a wide range of surfaces that support all media, from oils to watercolor. All of Ampersand’s Museum Series panels are handcrafted in Buda, Texas. Unparalleled quality, innovative coatings, durable construction, and our exclusive Archiva-Seal™ barrier technology are some of the many reasons artists continue to trust Ampersand for their artwork.


July 07, 2022
11:00 am