Each winter I am honored with the opportunity to showcase my newest works with an emphasis on still life painting at Kneeland Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho. I have been working all winter preparing for the gallery reception and exhibition which starts this Friday night, March 5th and runs through April 15th, 2010.

I thought my readers might enjoy seeing what I do when I am not blogging or ‘twittering’…and yes, I really do paint and do my best to practice what I preach! It is a challenge to juggle it all, especially when you throw in a few kids, dogs and a cat into the mix but, the rewards make it all worth the effort.

I like this quote I found the other day: “If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” ~Rumi

We all feel the ‘rub‘ especially when we feel the pressure to paint a great show. I hope all that ‘rubbing‘ has polished my artistic skills.  

Below is a sampling of my newest still life paintings. Oh, and if you are in the area please stop by and say hi!


(above paintings are all original oils by Lori McNee, copyright 2010 – for more information contact Kneeland Gallery or visit my website www.lorimcnee.com)

 Best – Lori :-)

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.

4 thoughts on “New Still Life Paintings by Lori McNee: “Illusionary Realism” at Kneeland Gallery

  1. Danielle Coetzee says:

    Hello Lori.
    This may be new to you . But you are my Artist influence in my School art class … And I have to write two pages on you and your history and your personal style of art. Is there any chance you could email this to me, i would be super grateful.

    Thank you

    email: beardiex20@gmail.com

  2. Rosa Lorman says:

    I am amazed…. I am really loving all your oilpaintings!!!
    Soul and heart, smart works as a result.
    Congrats and thanks for these masterpieces.


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