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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Paint Brush Highlights: Eye of the Tiger

Eye of the Tiger series are hand crafted with a special synthetic hair and black short handled, plastic handles with a seamless metal ferrule.  Similar in spring to the Faux Sable line, yet a touch softer, these able brushes are great for light water media like watercolor or gouache.  These would also work well for soft fluid acrylics in decorative art.

At an affordable price, these brushes are ideal for educational use, these come in rounds, shaders, angles, filberts, lines, fans and oval mops as well as in canisters for bulk purchasing.

Keep Painting, 

For more brush information, check out the Dynasty Brush website.

Friday, June 27, 2014

New Exhibitions from our Artist Spotlights

Some recent exhibitions and highlights of our spotlight artists.  Since I've featured so many, I won't be covering all of them in this post, but just to touch on some upcoming shows.  If you've been a featured artist, please send me your upcoming exhibitions and classes so that I can share these with everyone on our blog and social media networks.

Linda Pearlman Karlsberg's painting Amidst Lotus V was selected for this national juried exhibition that explores light both as a tool for emphasis and as a medium - opening June 25th at the Attleboro Arts Museum

Louise LeBourgeois has an upcoming exhibit, Approaching Light, running form July 1- Sept 12, 2014 at the Fermilab Art Gallery in Chicago, IL.

Scott Gellatly is part of a group exhibit, Shared Oregon Visions, at the Cannon Beach Gallery in Oregon running through July 28, 2014 with the artist's reception this Saturday, June 28th from 5-7 pm.

Keep me posted on what you're doing and
Keep Painting, 

For more brush information, check out the Dynasty Brush website.

Friday, June 20, 2014

"Celebrate the Healing Power of Art" Finalist: Elaine Kurie

"The mission of Manhattan Arts International is to promote artistic excellence in all styles and mediums. Since 1999 it has been responsible for promoting thousands of artists from around the world in its online exhibitions." ~Renee Phillips, director of Manhattan Arts International

Green Apple, 30" x 40", oil on canvas
The most recent online exhibition for Manhattan Arts is the "Celebrate the Healing Power of Art" juried exhibition that is open now running through July 17th.  As a sponsor and award donor for the event, Dynasty chose a winner for the Dynasty Brush award to receive a set of fine, high quality brushes.  Elaine Kurie's piece, Green Apple, embodied the entire show with its serene layout and impeccable rendering.  

In fact, all of Elaine Kurie's work is designed with thoughts in mind to portray harmony, simplicity, light and peacefulness.  She explains further, "I paint with the intention that my art will convey a quiet stillness and offer us a place of rest and renewal. I’m also a medical artist and I think that the beauty, logic, and order that I see in anatomy and physiology is reflected in the balance and order of my still life set-ups."  Elaine continues, "I have always been drawn to paintings that expressed a sense of tranquility and calm; qualities that were associated with the landscape painters of the Luminism style of painting known for their clarity of light.  Other influences have been the powerful portrait paintings by Ingres, Velasquez, Vermeer, and more recently, the still life paintings of Claudio Bravo."  With careful planning and thoughtfulness, Elaine sets up her still-lifes to reflect the simplicity and purity she has in mind.  In turn, her serene painting was an evident choice as a winner in the "Celebrate the Healing Power of Art" exhibition for the Dynasty Brush Award.

Congrats Elaine!

Keep Painting,
Karyn Meyer-Berthel

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