Friday, March 28, 2014

Paint Brush Highlights: Encaustic Line

The Encaustic line by Dynasty, a selection of beautifully designed and built bristle brushes designed for encaustic artists, in an array of shapes, bristle types and sizes.  With the consistency and style of encaustic wax in mind, these brushes are ideal for laying down wax, blending, collage work, and layering color.  These brushes would also be ideal for faux finishing work, murals and scenic artists.  Part of the line is a series of scenic fitches, soft and springy with an exacting edge, (my personal favorites).  A few of the brushes are camel hair mops, a generous tuft of the softest fibers you'll ever put in paint, brushes that might work nicely for watermedia artists, too.  Take a peek and let us know what you think.



Black Bristle Oval Sash — A springy bristle to pull a large amount of hot wax over, or to work paper into layers of wax. They're great for blending, for exact layering, and for overlapping color.  

Bristle and Ox Blend — Contain a mixture of hair that is good for holding large amounts of wax at different temperatures and different consistencies, from thin to thick. Great for achieving smooth applications, these brushes also serve as "storage containers" when wax is allowed to dry in the brush fibers — simply reheat the brush to make the wax fluid again.  Comes in Angle, Flat and Oval.

Camel Hair Super Mop — Great for blending and smoothing out small areas. They're also ideal for applying powdered pigments — just dust them lightly over hot or tacky wax.

White Bristle Extra Long Flat — Assures a smooth, even flow while achieving definition. They're great for layering wax and paper, for 3–D work, or for applying texture to your work. Use a separate brush for each color range. 

White Bristle Scenic Fitch — Made of natural Shanghai Bristle taken from the back of the hog, boiled for four hours, and hand-sorted and selected for silkiness, length, strength, and flexibility.  These brushes hold a lot of color and offer great control.

Grainer Flat — Known for a tremendous amount of spring and snap, Grainer Flats offer great control and the ability to achieve unique patterns in encaustic paintings.  

To purchase these beauties, you can find them on Blick Art Materials website.

Keep Painting,
Karyn

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