Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Paint Brush Highlights: Faux Squirrel

Annie using her favorite round
Our Faux Squirrel brushes are hot, if I do say so myself.  The kind of brush you immediately want to touch when you see it.  Some artists buy these just to hold from time to time.  The hair is an exceptional synthetic, and the comfortable handle is exclusive to this brush, made for working long periods.

The Faux Squirrel series is the most popular with watercolor and acrylic ink artists.  Its supple spring and large belly hold ample fluid for washes and full brushstrokes.  Being a synthetic hair brush, it holds its point and shape incredibly well, showing little wear over time.  Since this brush is so popular, it comes in more than the standard shapes, too:  round, flat, oval wash, angle, dagger, fan, rigger and quills, plus some patented Dynasty shapes:  wave filbert, wave flat, whale tail, wave angle and fountain.  You can see my post on shapes for more info on all of these.


Annie in her studio
Annie's work and palette
Annie Strack, one of our featured artists has been using the Faux squirrel brush regularly in her watercolor work.  She shares her thoughts on the reliability of this brush, "I prefer large brushes because they hold more paint and water, which allows me to make larger, bolder statements with each brushstroke. The Faux Squirrel brush from Dynasty holds plenty of paint and water, and forms a perfect pointed tip that lets me paint small details or broad washes with the same brush. The brush holds its shape beautifully and has just the right amount of spring in the bristles to give me precise control of every brushstroke. I use this brush on all sizes of watercolor paintings, and for all types of techniques. It's the kind of brush that can be used for every part of a painting from start to finish."
 

I think that just about says it all, except that the price point is really awesome, too. ;)

Keep Painting, 
Karyn 

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