Ambassador of the Week: Laurie Goldstein-Warren

“I painted ‘Chinatown Shadows #2’ with a limited palette of four colors, emphasizing value shapes. I also used complimentary colors on the painting to make the fire escape pop.”

Laurie Goldstein-Warren first learned about using a mouth atomizer years ago from John Salminen in a workshop he gave on painting abstracts. “I loved that you could create interesting textures when viewed up close, but from a distance, everything looked so smooth,” she says. “I started using the atomizer to play down areas in my cityscapes, such as at the edges of the paper, using a violet mixed with my Antwerp blue and quinacridone rose. Eventually, I decided to see how far I could get through a composition using only my atomizer and no brush, and it’s a process I’ve come to love. Working this way requires a lot of planning, but there’s no other way to create the unique look I’m able to achieve in my paintings.”

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PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.


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