Welcome to LoriMcNee.com – Lori’s Original Art

landscape

original landscape oil painting by Lori McNee

still life

Glass Bottle and Hummingbird 18x12 600px

encaustic & mixed media

Window III – Autumn Eve 16x12 Encaustic ©2015 LMcNee

plein air

Rain Flowers 9x12  LMcNee

“I would like to paint the way a bird sings” ~ Monet

My broad spectrum of work includes still life, landscape and plein air paintings in oil and encaustic. When out painting in the field, Mother Nature is in charge. However when painting a still life, I am able to create my own small universe. These elegant arrangements are a juxtaposition of nature-made and man-made objects and most always include birds. Often metaphorical paintings, they echo the delicate balance between nature and man.

Working with encaustic wax is a tactile, poetic, expressive experience. Labor intensive and difficult to master, I must relinquish some element of control with each stroke of the brush. The wax has a mind of its own, but this makes the medium even more exciting. Yet, there is something meditative about encaustic painting as I work in unison with the wax, molding, sculpting and guiding it in order to manifest the creative vision.

Whether it is a landscape, still life, or encaustic painting, I respond to the effects of color, light or atmosphere on the subject. Much of what I paint is connected to my past.

23 thoughts on “Welcome to LoriMcNee.com – Lori’s Original Art

  1. Terri Quinn says:

    Lori,
    Can you recommend a great day backpack for plein air painting that will hold all of your art supplies/pochade box, etc when traveling internationally?

    • Lori A McNee says:

      Hi Terri! Is this my friend from Sun Valley??? If so, it would be fun to paint here together one day.
      Anyway, I have found the smaller Kelty Redwing packs work well for women https://kelty.com/backpacks/ Don’t go too big because items get lost at the bottom of the packs! Good luck!

  2. Elinor Vear says:

    Beautiful work.. Just wondering if you paint mostly in oils or acrylics. I love oils but allergic to them even the w/s kind. I find acrylic ok but hard to make the colors look softer.

    • Lori A McNee says:

      Thank you for your nice words Elinor. I’m sorry you are allergic to oils, but you might want to try open acrylic paints. They might be the answer!

  3. Crissy says:

    Hi there Lori, I really enjoy your work. Right now I am getting ready to paint a floral that will be a challenge to me and your work is inspiring. I really love your color pallet you choose in your work, very warm rich colors, ~love. And I really love your single bird and single cut flower in a vase concept for your subject matter. Your work is sprinkled with delicate detail and friendly strength. God Bless.

    • Lori A McNee says:

      Hello Crissy, I appreciate your inspired description of my art. I am so happy you enjoy my bird paintings and appreciate the detail. Thank you for visiting!

    • Lori A McNee says:

      Hello Vijay! Thank you for taking time to say hello and for the nice words about my paintings. I will look at your drawings. 🙂

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