Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Big Jobs Need Big Brushes: Introducing Scenic Fitch XL

If you read the last blog post, you may know that Dynasty is rolling out some new products. There is still a new line of brushes I have not told you about. They are sure to have a big impact.  

Emphasis on big

Perhaps you are familiar with our line of Scenic Fitch brushes. These large brushes are especially designed for large-scale work. The long handles provide more control and allow for the brushes to fit into an extension pole when necessary. Scenic artists in the theatre and entertainment industry use them to paint life-size scenery and backdrops. Often large scenic pieces and backdrops are painted on the floor. Instead of getting on their hands and knees, scenic artists put their brushes into bamboo poles so they can stand up while painting at floor level. (This is much better for the back and knees!) 

With comfort and ease of reach in mind, Dynasty Brush has released an additional line of Scenic Fitches with an extra long handle, aptly named Scenic Fitch XL.

When I received the email from our main office saying that this new product was coming out, I was excited but I still did not grasp just how extra these extra long brushes were going to be. I have been a scenic artist for 16 years, so I was looking forward to another tool for my colleagues and me to work with. I did not really understand the magnitude of these brushes until I was sent a set to try. 

When the box of brushes arrived at my door, I could not believe what I was seeing. These are some seriously big brushes!

My daughter is nearly four years old and these brushes are about 3/4 her size! 

Since I do not have a large scale painting project lined up right now, I have put some XL fitches in the hands of some scenic artists in my area. I am hoping that in a future blog post, I will have some excellent photos of these big beauties in action! Stay tuned!

For more info about both of our lines of Scenic Fitches, go here. To find out where to buy, go here

Friday, February 17, 2017

Recent Travels and New Products

Representatives from FM Brush Company and Dynasty Brush often attend trade shows and conferences around the world. These events allow us to meet artists and educators, connect with distributors, and learn more about the fine folks who use and sell our products.

In January we traveled to Phoenix, Arizona for Creativation 2017, a trade show organized by the Association For Creative Industries. Artists, crafters, retailers, educators, and art/craft industry giants all come together at this yearly event. 

Shortly thereafter the FM Brush/Dynasty teams traveled to Frankfurt, Germany for Creativeworld 2017. This show brought together FM Brush employees from our New York headquarters and our Thailand location. Traveling to Frankfurt from New York was President and CEO Jeffrey Mink, Vice President of Sales, Gregory Mink, and Director of Operations Michael Mink. Coming in from our Thailand office was Managing Director of FM Brush Thailand Napat Wongsai, and Sales staff members Ratchakorn Changpradit and Sirinat Phongthong. Guests from over 25 different countries stopped by our booth on the trade show floor to learn more about our products. 

And speaking of products, we have new brushes to share with you! 

Kalel: With more than four years of research and development, Kalel is the world's most advanced synthetic fiber. Kalel's super synthetic fill material shares many properties of found in animal hair bristles. 

Faux Squirrel--Long Handle: One of our best-selling brush lines has been expanded. Our customers have been asking for a longer handled Faux Squirrel for a long time. These new, long-handled models will help make easel painting much more comfortable. 

New York Sable: For nearly 90 years, FM Brush has been hand-crafting fine artist brushes in New York. To honor the home of this craftsmanship and artistic excellence, we have named our newest line of natural hair brushes after our own New York. These pure red sable brushes are long-handled for table ease in painting at your easel. 

And as always, if you would like more information our our brushes, please go to the Dynasty website!