Welcome to FineArtTips.com . Since 2009, Fine Art Tips has been the online resource for ‘fine art tips, business and social media advice for the aspiring and professional artist‘. Plus news from my studio, Lori McNee.

Lori McNee of FineArtTips.com

Fine Art Tips is a semi collaborative site dedicated to all artists, art collectors, art enthusiasts and creative spirits. Here you will find useful art tips, business advice and Social Media tips for the artist along with news from my studio and information shared by talented artists and myself. These tip have taken us a lifetime to learn!

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I am very proud to be an Artist Ambassador for Arches / Canson Royal Talens

I use no other paints and paper than the best from Arches / Canson / Royal Talens. Whether in the studio or in the field, Cobra paints are always on my palette.

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by Lori McNee

Lori McNee is a professional artist who specializes in still life, and landscape oil paintings. She is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of Idaho, serves on the Plein Air Mag Board of Advisors, and is an Artist Ambassador to Arches/Canson/Royal Talens. As the owner of FineArtTips.com, Lori blogs about fine art tips, marketing, and social media advice for the aspiring and professional artist. As a social media influencer, Lori ranks as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and named a #TwitterPowerhouse by The Huffington Post. She is a keynote speaker, has been a talk show host for Plum TV, writes for F+W Media publications including Artist’s Magazine, Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market, Photographer’s Market. Also, Zero to 100,000: Social Media Tips & Tricks for Small Businesses. Lori is also a member of the CBS Entertainment Tonight & The Insider Tweet Team.

10 thoughts on “About Fine Art Tips

  1. Gabriel Luchs says:

    Hello Lori,
    I have a question about a problem I am finding that I have. I love working on my art but for some reason I will often get really nervious about my art and give up. I know that I can create pretty decent pices of art, I just feel like I am holding myself back. I was wondering if you may have any advice for me.

    Thank You,
    Gabriel J. Luchs

    • Lori McNee says:

      Hello Gabriel,

      This is a common problem with budding artists. We doubt ourselves! Honestly as seasoned artists, this ‘doubt’ is what keeps us improving. Learn how to harness that negative energy and use it to create and learn. It will take discipline. Also, set realistic goals that you can achieve. Honor and reward yourself! I hope this helps.
      Lori :)

    • Lori McNee says:

      Well, there is no perfect way to protect your oil paintings from dust. Varnish will help protect the oil paint, but you can dust the painting with a lint-free damp rag. Be gentle if there is a lot of texture though…

  2. Tarma Vaughan says:

    I’ve been enjoying your short clips on different subjects. Trying to make myself work on my paintings rather than watching others paint. You have inspired me to do more outside, which has caused me to be more creative. Thank you for sharing Lori

    • Lori McNee says:

      Tarma, painting outside really does give the studio artist a fresh perspective. It will give you a better understanding of color, temperature and values that will be even easier to translate in the studio. :)

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