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.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Paint with your favorite Dynasty Artists at home

COVID-19 has changed so much of the way we live our day-to-day lives--from work to hobbies. Many of us are missing our art classes, workshops, conventions, and trade shows. But thanks to modern technology, we are able to join our favorite Dynasty Artists in a variety of projects that we can paint from the comfort of our home. Some artists are doing live events and others are posting pre-recorded videos. Here is just some of the content shared within the last week...


Marika Moretti Designs: Dynasty Artist Marika Moretti just had a live Instagram paint session in collaboration with Artesania Chopo in Spain. If you missed the live pumpkin design session, you can watch the recorded video on Facebook and on Instagram

Maureen Baker: Dynasty Retailer Maureen Baker did a Facebook Live session this week demonstrating a variety of dry brush techniques with Dynasty Mezzaluna brushes. You can find the video here

Miguel Rincon: Dynasty Artist Miguel Rincon has a YouTube channel filled with tutorials teaching you how to paint a variety of projects with Dynasty brushes. In one of his most recent videos, Miguel teaches you how to paint tulips using Dynasty Black Gold brushes. He narrates in Spanish, but if you do not speak Spanish don't worry--you gain a ton of knowledge just by watching Miguel paint. Art is universal 😉 Miguel often appears live on Facebook as well, so be sure to give his page a "like" so you don't miss out on any of his live events.