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The Magical Bond Between Fashion and Art

One of the most fascinating relationships of our civilization is the magical bond between fashion and art. Possibly the greatest example of this bond is between the artist Piet Mondrian and designer Yves Saint Laurent . Best known for geometric paintings with asymmetrical arrangements of rectangles in primary colors (blue, red,...

9 Easy Steps to Recreating a Masterpiece Painting

What is your favorite masterpiece painting? Have you ever tried to make studies or copies of it? For the artists who have gone to art school, this is probably a no-brainer. But for artists who are mostly self-taught, this is a great way to learn. In this article, I...

Solvent Free Oil Paint Explained

Artists from around the world are discovering the health advantages of oil painting solvent free. Yet, solvent free oil paint still seems mysterious to some. How can oil and water mix? Is solvent free oil paint really oil paint? These questions and more are answered in this short, informative...

What's On Your Easel?

Join the new FineArtTips.com online community, “What’s On Your Easel?” I am excited to announce a fun way to connect your art and talents with other aspiring and professional artists right here on FineArtTips.com. It’s easy! Just click the Pushup bar that pops up at the bottom of the page...

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Created by popular demand, I’m happy to announce my new Online Marketing & Branding Secrets for Artists and Other Creatives eBook. Within these 130 pages, I am revealing secrets from my social media/blogging workshops and keynote speeches. These techniques have turned me into one of the world’s top social...

Selling Art with a Personal Touch

A close friend of mine loves all types of art. She works as a museum docent, and owns quite a few landscapes from a local plein air painter she admires. We talked about buying and selling art. She shared some thoughts on what made her want to purchase from...

Pre-Order Fine Art Tips on Amazon

It’s taken over a year to write, and now I’m so EXCITED to finally announce the pre-order of my new North Light Book available on Amazon! Fine Art Tips: Painting Techniques and Professional Advice with Lori McNee published by North Light Books of F+W Media, Inc. This special offer is...

3 Tips from Instagram Superhero Tony Bennett

Everybody asks me, “How did you get so many followers on Instagram?” Since my real name is Tony Bennett, it’s the second most frequently asked question I receive right behind, “Do you sing?” No, I don’t sing, at least not very well. Fortunately, I do have a better answer to the...

Winning Tips to Plein Air Painting the Live Model Outdoors

Plein air painting with a human subject that tells a story can be a challenge, especially outdoors. Yet my friend, Scott Tallman Powers makes the process look so easy! Scott’s process includes plein air painting, photography, compositional studies and studio work. He frequently paints on location and creates reference material to use...

Lori McNee Plein Air Convention

Here are two great opportunities to meet, learn, and paint with me (and many other artists) in Atlanta, Georgia & in Monterey, California! This month, February 20-22 in Atlanta, Georgia at the amazing Artists Materials Expo presented by Binder’s Art. Then in April 13-17 let’s meet in Monterey, California at the...

Imagination quote

Suddenly you have an idea and an overwhelming feeling of creative genius, but then you realize how vulnerable you will be if you share your art with other people. What if they don’t like it? What if they think it is stupid? What if they think it is awful?...

Understanding copyright law and the internet

The Internet is rapidly changing the way in which we view, and share written, and visual content. Copyright law has become more complex as artists, bloggers, and writers instantly share their photos, videos, ebooks, and stories across the world in seconds. The massive exchange of content on the Internet...

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