Reshaping and Recycling Brushes

For Robert Liberace, older is better. He never throws a brush away. “As long as it has a few hairs left, it’s good for something,” he says. He also performs surgery by taking a pair of scissors to some brushes.

Robert Liberace, altered brushes

Pictured are the bristle and sable filbert used for applying large and small strokes. The brush with the red handle is the older Zecchi brush that has been given a haircut.

Robert Liberace, altered brushes
Here are some older brushes that Liberace shaved and trimmed.

Click here to read the article “A Bevy of Brushes” in the November 2010 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.


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