“Like most of us, I was taught in watercolor painting to work light to dark,” says West Virginia artist Laurie Goldstein-Warren. “But by the time I’d crafted a well-drawn composition, meticulously saved my whites and established gorgeous lights, I was afraid of ruining all that good work with an errant stroke of arguably the scariest values on the scale. I’ve since learned that the best way to overcome this hindrance to a truly successful watercolor painting is to face my fears head-on and go straight in with the darkest darks.”
View a gallery of the artist’s paintings that resulted from using this technique below.
Read more about Laurie Goldstein-Warren in the April 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist, available now at northlightshop.com in print or as an instant download, and on newsstands February 17.
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Mardi Gras Beads (watercolor on paper) by Laurie Goldstein-Warren
Garlic and Lace (watercolor on paper) by Laurie Goldstein-Warren
Sabrina (watercolor on paper) by Laurie Goldstein-Warren
L’Arc de Nuit (watercolor on paper) by Laurie Goldstein-Warren
Maid of Orleans (watercolor on paper) by Laurie Goldstein-Warren
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