Sarah Lutz, Artist Interview

Jennifer Samet for her column, Beer with a Painter, visits the studio of Sarah Lutz. They talked about Lutz's early influences and her studio practice. Lutz talks about her tools and how she was introduced to cake decorating tools for her studio...

The painter Brenda Goodman wasn’t formally my teacher but she was very forthcoming and generous with me.  She shared some of her tools and tricks, and expanded my ideas about how to get paint on the canvas.
For instance, I paint with a cake decorator, which is something she shared with me. People often say that one shouldn’t divulge their technical secrets, but I think it is how you use something. I’m grateful to Brenda for sharing these things with me. Whenever I go into a kitchen supply store I buy things like squeeze bottles and squeegees, with the idea that they can be tools for painting.
Sarah Lutz, “Pinball” (2013), 30 x 24 inches, oil on linen

Sarah Lutz, “Loom” (2013), 20 x 16 inches, oil on panel

Sarah Lutz, “Macaroon” (2011), 60 x 48 inches, oil on linen


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