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A Colorful Abstract Approach to Acrylic Painting Inspired by Monet

As a representational artist, I appreciate the ingenuity of painters with an abstract approach. I've tried my hand at abstract acrylic painting and found it fun, liberating, yet challenging. However, the abstract approach toward painting [...]

2018-06-20T22:42:59+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Fine Art Tips, General, Guest Articles, How To Paint, Draw & More, Lori's Featured Articles|Comments Off on A Colorful Abstract Approach to Acrylic Painting Inspired by Monet

Eye On Sun Valley Live Interview with Lori McNee of Fine Art Tips

Recently, I was interviewed by the online magazine, Eye On Sun Valley. Show host Lynn Mason-Pattnosh, and I chatted about the ways in which I juggle my busy art career, travel schedule, and work as [...]

2018-05-11T16:07:09+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Art Business Tips, Art Marketing & Branding, Blogging Tips, Fine Art Tips, General, Lori's Featured Articles, Social Media Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Eye On Sun Valley Live Interview with Lori McNee of Fine Art Tips

New DVD “Luminous Landscape Painting in Water Mixable Oils” with Lori McNee

You asked for it, and now you've got it! My long-awaited DVD or downloadable video, "Luminous Landscape Painting in Water Mixable Oils with Lori McNee" is now available! Discover how to create luminous, glowing landscapes [...]

2018-05-10T09:41:41+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Fine Art Tips, General, How To Paint, Draw & More, Lori's Featured Articles|Comments Off on New DVD “Luminous Landscape Painting in Water Mixable Oils” with Lori McNee

Traveling and Painting with Opaque Gouache and Watercolor for the Busy Artist

Each year, my busy art career takes me to near and far away places. Ironically, I oftentimes find myself with little or no time to plein air paint. Eric Rhoads and Lori McNee at  [...]

2018-05-02T22:29:52+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Art Travels, Fine Art Tips, General, How To Paint, Draw & More, Lori's Featured Articles, Plein Air|Comments Off on Traveling and Painting with Opaque Gouache and Watercolor for the Busy Artist

From Duck Stamps to Monet’s Garden – Interview with Lori McNee

"Lori McNee - From Duck Stamps to Monet’s Garden" is an excerpt from a recent interview by Eye on Sun Valley, an online Idaho news channel. Lori McNee in her Idaho studio. From Duck [...]

2018-03-14T15:36:36+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Fine Art Tips, General, Guest Articles, Inspiration & Motivation, Lori's Featured Articles, Misc. Articles|Comments Off on From Duck Stamps to Monet’s Garden – Interview with Lori McNee

Helpful Negative Drawing Tips Revealed by Pencil Artist

A pencil artist reveals helpful negative drawing tips to produce vibrant highlights, textures, grasses, hair, feathers, fur and more! Negative drawing is a drawing technique in which the artist uses the white of the drawing [...]

2018-03-05T17:29:34+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Fine Art Tips, General, Guest Articles, How To Paint, Draw & More, Lori's Featured Articles|Comments Off on Helpful Negative Drawing Tips Revealed by Pencil Artist