Friday, June 15, 2018

How do YOU Dynasty?

If you follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) you know that we LOVE to see what artists all over the world are painting with Dynasty brushes. This summer we want to know... 

We want to see you, your work, and your favorite Dynasty brush(es) on all of our social media accounts. Not just photos but videos too! Show us how you use Dynasty brushes to paint portraits, stencil patterns, paint faces, refinish furniture--the list is endless! Do you paint with friends? Send us a photo of your whole gang painting with our brushes! Share a photo or video with us from now through August 31, 2018 using the special hashtag #howdoyouDynasty.  We will feature our favorite posts from the summer in a special blog feature on September 7, 2018. 

Thanks for participating and we can't wait to see #howdoyouDynasty!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Save the Date: Tracy Moreau at Jerry's Artist Outlet!

Happy June, painters! We are so excited to announce that Dynasty Artist Tracy Moreau of Tracy Moreau Designs will be doing another in-store demonstration for us this month! 
Image from artist Tracy Moreau
You may remember that last fall Tracy came out to Artist and Craftsman Supply Park Slope and to Jerry's Artist Outlet to meet artists, store staff, and to show everyone what a great addition Dynasty is to an artist's studio. This time, Tracy will appear all day--demonstrating DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and Dynasty brushes in the morning and working with DecoArt Americana Decor line of chalky finish paints in the afternoon. Sounds like a fun way to spend a Saturday!

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00am to 7:00pm

495 Prospect Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052

(973) 669-0995
**be sure to call ahead to reserve a spot for these hands-on opportunities!**

Hope to see you there! 

Interested in attending? Let us know over on our Facebook page for the event! 

Want to learn more about what Jerry's has to offer? Check out our retailer spotlight post about Jerry's here

And as always, if you are trying to decide what Dynasty brush is right for you be sure to head over to our website!

Friday, May 18, 2018

#painterhacks Part Two

Last month we introduced a brand new series here on the Dynasty blog: #painterhacks--in which artists share clever tips and tricks to make life in the studio a little easier. We are excited to bring you two more hacks from artists just like you who are using Dynasty brushes. 

Our first #painterhack comes from Marika Moretti of Marika Country Designs"Even if I use what for me is the best liner, Dynasty Black Gold 20/0 script, sometimes I don't get the lines I want. When I make mistakes, it’s quite difficult to take them away... Water or baby wipes work great to remove wrong floats, but a simple rubber eraser is a super good tool to help you with wrong lines! Just make sure to wet your eraser first and start rubbing the surface! This is the result of the first step on a wood surface. No more worries about getting bad line strokes!!!"

Photo appears courtesy of Marika Country Designs

Thanks for the #painterhack, Marika! Want to see more of Marika's work? 

As painters we know that making our art not only requires prep time, but also a lot of clean up. If you are painting in a classroom or shared studio situation, the line for the sink can be really long as everyone attempts to clean up at the same time. Our next #painterhack comes from artist Debbie James. "I prefer to clean my brushes at home after a class. When I'm finished painting I dress my brushes in extender. This will keep the paint open until I get home. Works really well!" Extender keeps the paint wet for easy clean up at your own place.

Thanks for the tip, Debbie! You see more of Debbie's work on her Facebook page.

If you have a short-cut or a painting tip to share, please get in touch with us here on the blog, on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on Instagram.