Thursday, October 22, 2015

Paint Brush Highlights: Urban FX

Joiners in 3 sizes
I can tell you all the technical specs you'd want to know about Urban FX, but there is nothing like trying them out for yourself.  I've used the joiners quite a bit, both in mural work and in my studio, and I love the sharp line and amount of fluid they can hold.  

This whole line of brushes, both the synthetic and the bristle lines are made specifically for mural artists, so they work ideally with scenic and mural paint -- a soft bodied acrylic or latex based paint.  They do hold quite a bit of fluid, though, so work well for glazing or take a beating on harder surfaces, like concrete.
Our patented shapes and edgers
The Urban FX line has long handles made of white birch, with a smooth rubberized coating for a non-slip grip and comfort in all conditions.  There are two lines of hair for painting on a range of surfaces and effects, including synthetic for smooth surfaces like metal and dry wall, and bristle for tough brick and concrete work.  Each line of hair comes in a range of sizes and shapes for unlimited variation.  I can't say enough how fun these brushes are and how well they hold up to a mural artists' needs.

Try it and let us know what you think.

Keep Painting, 
Karyn 

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

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Artist Spotlight: Robyne Recca


Massachusetts artist, Robyne Recca recently completed a 40 foot long fence mural, sending us pictures along the way to let us know how her Black Gold brushes held up during the work, especially the liners she used to fill in graining.  With very little formal training, but a lot of determination, Robyne was inspired to create beauty in her yard with the memories of her late mother.  She is finishing up the last 8 foot tall panel and sealing the fence before cold weather season.  In the meantime, Robyne is currently working on an oil piece, and just returned from New England Traditions, where she reconnected with other instructors and painters.  Robyne most often works in acrylics and water soluble oils, both of which do quite well with Dynasty Black Gold.  


Robyne began teaching herself Calligraphy while raising a young toddler.  She created greeting cards with script and colored pencil.  The only class she took was a 5 hour class in oil painting, producing the boy in the snow painting, it was through this that she knew her potential.  Robyne went on to teach design and painting at local colleges and privately in her own studio, all of which she continues regularly.  You can find Robyne online at Facebook and her website:  artfromtheheartusa.com


Keep Painting, 
Karyn 

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