silver creek preserve idaho fly fishing river oil paintingOver the past four months, I have been busy drawing and painting for my holiday art show that is currently hanging at Kneeland Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Lately I have been feeling in an artistic rut.  So, for this art gallery showing I have been experimenting with many new painting techniques and mediums.

Most of you who follow this blog are familiar with my landscape and still life paintings. Without abandoning my artistic roots, I have also added some encaustic wax paintings, and mixed media drawings to my repertoire.  After many years, it feels good to be drawing again.

Pushing myself artistically, while simultaneously creating a new series of drawings and paintings.  These has been an ambitious endeavor….luckily, I am happy with the results!

I thought my readers might like to see a sneak preview of my holiday art show. If any of you are able to make it to the actual artists’ reception on December 30th, please don’t be shy. Come up and say hello. Here is the art show information….I hope to meet some of you there!

 Kneeland Gallery Sun Valley, Idaho


Artists: Lori McNee, Steven Lee Adams, Robert Moore, Lona Hymas-Smith 

Exhibition: Dec 16th – January 25th

Artists’ Reception: Friday, Dec 30th 5-8pm

*Below you can see my latest drawings and paintings. For further information about each piece, please contact Kneeland Gallery (208) 726-5512 or email me at

Drawings: (all mixed media on wood panels)

marsh_wren_pencil_drawing Chickadee pencil drawing Goldfinch pencil bird drawing 

  owl pencil drawing bird art raven bird art pencil drawing

Oil Paintings: (all oil on canvas, painted with a putty knife!)

big lost idaho landscape oil painting landscape oil painting willows and pine trees new zealand sheep landscape oil painting

 idaho barn cow oil painting silver creek preserve idaho fly fishing river oil painting

Still Life Paintings: (oil paintings on panels)

chickadee bird and raku oil painting  goldfinch bird and still life oil painting 

Encaustic Paintings: (encaustic wax paintings and oil)

encaustic wax landscape painting encaustic wax landscape painting encaustic wax landscape painting

 encaustic wax landscape painting 

floral still life encaustic painting butterfly encaustic painting

Thanks for viewing my drawings and paintings! Let’s meet on Twitter and Facebook and Google Plus…and here is my website to view my paintings. ~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, 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.

17 thoughts on “Drawing and Painting for My Holiday Art Show

  1. Janet Callaway says:

    WOW! WOW! WOW! Absolutely love these, Lori. If this is what they look like in a photo, I can only imagine how it must be to see them in person. While I was not familiar with the term, I really, really like your encaustic paintings. God luck with your show.

    Wishing you and yours a new year that is filled with hope, love, contentment, and achievements. Hauoli Makahiki Hou. Janet

    • Lori McNee says:

      Hi Janet, thanks so much for all the WOWs!!! I am getting some good feedback, so I must be on the right track! The encaustics are my first, so thanks for the positive response…it encourages me.

      Happy 2012 to you too!
      Lori :)

  2. luvenia says:

    Lori: Just love reading about what going on in your life right now. You give me encouragement to continue on when those “blocks” come to me.

    • Lori McNee says:

      Thank you Peggy. I have really enjoyed painting for this show. I am glad you like the landscapes. “Light” is the most important element in my art. Happy New Year!
      Lori :)

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