Friday, August 21, 2020

Remote Learning: Preparing For Art Class At Home

Back to School is looking a bit different for most families in the United States this year. Many households are preparing for another round of remote learning by creating a space in their home suitable to use as a stand-in "classroom." In a normal year, paint brushes likely aren't on the typical school supply list, but as many parents find themselves having to orchestrate art lessons at home, they will be in need of some quality art tools for their children's home studio. 

Luckily, the Kid Dynasty collection of brushes has it covered! These economical, versatile brushes are constructed with shorter handles, perfect for younger artists with smaller hands. Bristles are available in both round and flat shapes and would be the perfect addition to your home art classroom. To learn more about all of the Kid Dynasty varieties and our entire stock of high-quality artist paintbrushes, please visit our website. To find a Dynasty retailer near you, be sure to check out our Where to Buy page

Friday, August 7, 2020

More Artists Rave About Water Lily by Dynasty!

Praise continues to pour in about our new line of watercolor brushes, Water Lily by Dynasty! Perfect for professional artists and painters, hobbyists, and art journalists this collection of cruelty-free brushes has something for everyone.

By Dynasty Artist Annie Strack, painted with Water Lily

From painter Annie Strack:

"Water Lily by Dynasty Brush is the absolute perfect brush for watercolor painters. It performs like a Kolinsky Sable more than any other synthetic brush I’ve ever used. It’s not that the hairs are softer (which they are) or finer (which they are) but that they are much more absorbent than other synthetics. As a result, they hold much more fluid and allow for long sweeping brushstrokes without having to stop as often to reload the brush like you normally have to do with synthetic brushes. They are soft enough that you can skip across rough paper to let texture show though, and yet they have just the right amount of spring for painting fine lines and details. Because they are synthetic, they hold an incredibly fine point that doesn’t wear down like a natural hair brush. I’ve been waiting a long time for a great vegan alternative to using Kolinsky Sable, and now here it is. It has all the attributes of an expensive natural hair brush, but with the durability and affordability of a synthetic. This is my new ‘go-to' brush, that I’m using in all my paintings."

You can see more of Annie's work on FacebookInstagram, and on her website

By Dynasty Brand Specialist Jill Fitzhenry, painted with Water Lily

From artist and designer Jill Fitzhenery:

"The new Water Lily brushes from Dynasty are so delightful to use. I love the tips on the brushes that allow me to produce a fine line or a broad stroke. I feel so inspired by these beautiful brushes!"

You can see more of Jillybean's work on FacebookInstagram, and on her website

Have you been loving Water Lily by Dynasty? Let us know! Comment here, on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram or Twitter. And as always, you can learn more about our wide range of products and our family's commitment to making quality artist brushes on our website

Friday, July 24, 2020

What Artists Are Saying About Dynasty Water Lily!

Water Lily is our newest techno-synthetic line of watercolor brushes! They are sustainable, cruelty-free, and have a unique combination of synthetic fibers able to hold a large amount of pigment while allowing for a controlled release of paint. With their soft spring, smooth snap, crisp point, and their short coral shimmer wood handles, Water Lily is the perfect tool for traditional watercolor, inking, and art journaling.

Dynasty Water Lily

Some lucky artists were given a special opportunity to try these unique brushes prior to their widespread release. Here is what makers, creators, and designers are saying about them:

From artist Gina Croce:
“I have been painting and teaching for many years and am always skeptical of trying something new. I have to say, this was the absolute exception! I was sooo pleased with the ability that they have to hold lots of water, the point which snaps back (#1 importance to me) and the quill is so soft and thirsty I was absolutely thrilled!”

Painting of Frida Khalo painted by Gina Croce using Water Lily

You can find more art by Gina on Facebook and Instagram.

From artist Robyne Recca:
“I really liked how they performed for me. I loved how light-weight they felt in my hand and felt that they held a lot of water...the points on the brushes were easy to pull/push color where narrow lines met without going beyond the area.”

Paint by artist Robyne Recca using Dynasty Water Lily brushes

You can find more art by Robyne on Facebook and Instagram

If you are interested in adding the versatile and durable Dynasty Water Lily to your studio practice, Dynasty retailer Maureen Baker is running a limited time offer--50% off Water Lily on her website (discount take off in cart.) And be sure to ask for Dynasty Water Lily at your favorite local art supply store. You can see the entire Water Lily collection on our website.