Lori’s New Summer Landscape Paintings

Summer is a busy, but fun time of year for me. If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been blogging or tweeting as much, it’s because I have been traveling, and painting!

Each summer, Kneeland Gallery in Ketchum, Idaho, and Dana Gallery in Missoula, Montana, both include me in their plein air painting exhibitions. The invited artists are required to paint 8-10 new studio landscapes, and then we paint en plein air on location for 3 days. At the end of it all, each gallery hosts a fabulous artists’ reception.

I thought you all would enjoy seeing my new summer landscape oil paintings. I’ve been enjoying using a putty knife and palette knife along with paint brushes to create some interesting textural effects.

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Which one is YOUR favorite? Mine is, “Summer Oasis”… ~Lori

big lost river valley landscape painting

©2012 LMcNee “Summer Oasis” 30×24 oil on board

wildflower oil painting

©2012 LMcNee “Silver Creek Summer” 24×36 oil on canvas

silver creek idaho oil painting

©2012 LMcNee “Enchanted Evening” 24×24 oil on canvas

pond oil painting at sunset

©2012 LMcNee “Through the Trees” 24×30 oil on canvas board

cottage oil painting

©2012 LMcNee “Evening Storm” 12×12 oil on board

reinheimer ranch barn painting idaho

full moon oil painting pine trees

©2012 LMcNee “Rising Moon” 12×12 oil on board

fireweed wildflower oil painting ©2012 LMcNee “Fireweed on 93″ 8×8 oil on canvas board[/caption]

trailcreek beaver ponds idaho painting

©2012 LMcNee “Eventide on Trailcreek Beaver Ponds” 24×36 oil on canvas

bigwood river idaho oil painting

©2012 LMcNee “Summer Rains on the Bigwood” 24×48 oil on canvas

©2012 LMcNee “A View for Two” 24×12 oil on canvas board


yellowstone bison buffalo oil painting

©2012 LMcNee “Along the Madison – Yellowstone Bison” 40×30 oil on canvas


Thanks for taking a moment to view my paintings! I’d love to also meet you on Twitterand on Google Plus, Pinterestand join in the fun at Fine Art Tips Facebook Fan Page! Please checkout my art too LoriMcNee.com, or find me on Instagram lorimcneeartist. ~Lori

About 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.


  1. My favorite of the bunch is “Enchanted Evening.” And now I totally have that song in my head. :)

  2. These are all incredibly lovely. I especially like “Rising Moon”. Something about this one really draws my eye to the muted colors and the mystical moonrise.

    Thanks for sharing all of them!

    • Hello Stan, what a nice surprise! Thanks for the kind comment and I’m glad you told me your favorite. I saw this scene one evening, took an Instagram photo and then was so inspired, I painted it!

      Lori :)

  3. Lori – I’m so happy to see your work from the plein-air painting sessions. There is nothing that I love more than getting outside and directly connecting with the land. Always, there is something extra-special about works that are created onsite instead of in the studio. The work is fresh, full of memories, thoughts and experience…..all the best ways to bring some beauty into the world. Glad you’ve found time to escape Twitter and FB for awhile. ;)

  4. They are all so delicate and mystical! Love them :)

  5. Wow! Lori, ALL your new summer works are beautiful. Also, thank you for maintaining such an interesting blog.

  6. Beautiful works! They are all fantastic, but my favorite is the one w/o a caption about evening storm – your lighting is very good.

    I’ve enjoyed your wesite and blog – thank you for sharing your hints and tips, just what a new artist like myself needs. Thanks, Mary

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