How To Paint, Draw & More

Helpful how to tips on painting, drawing and creating!

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+00:00June 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

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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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

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+00:00March 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

Using Japanese Notan Design Principles For Plein Air Painting

Recently, I've been reviewing the Japanese design term known as Notan. This ancient Japanese word literally means “light-dark balance.” The Notan is an ideal type of study for finding the shapes and patterns that serve as [...]

2017-05-04T21:11:52+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Fine Art Tips, General, How To Paint, Draw & More, Lori's Featured Articles, Plein Air|Comments Off on Using Japanese Notan Design Principles For Plein Air Painting