Author Archives: Lori McNee

How to Crackle Acrylic Paint the Easy Way

As a traditional artist who has primarily focused on the Old Masters’ techniques, I am really enjoying being on a creative journey in order to expand my own artistic repertoire. Lately, I have been learning some mixed media techniques – like how to crackle paint. A few weeks ago, my mixed...

Understanding Value and Tone for Better Painting

Did you know that good drawing and rendering skills will help give you a solid foundation in tone, otherwise known as value? Value is how light or darkness of a color. For example: If you took a black and white photograph of your painting, the shades of grey would be the different...

Tips to Help You Paint Animal Fur

Many of you know me as a social media guru for artists who paints still life and landscape paintings. But, believe it or not, I am actually an artist first and foremost. So, I thought I would share some of my art techniques for a change. I started my painting career...

10 Tips to Brand Yourself as an Artist on Twitter

Did you know Twitter is one of the quickest ways to build brand recognition for you and your art business? A strong art brand is your first impression, is what counts on a sale, and it is what keeps collectors and customers coming back. Maintaining your personal brand should be top...

8 Free Ways to Market and Promote Your Art Online

During this challenging marketplace a lot of artists are cutting back on their art marketing budgets. Even so, now is the time to take full advantage of the free marketing opportunities and creative ways of promoting your art business online. By creative, I mean free! Yes, there are many ways in...

Learn 3 Steps to Find the Right Art Gallery Representation

Some artists find shopping for the right art gallery an intimidating process. However, unless you have galleries knocking at your door, you’re going to have to get comfortable with knocking on theirs. Being prepared, professional and learning how to sell yourself are the keys to your success. To help you prepare,...

Getting to Know Lori McNee

Hello fellow artists. The Artist’s Magazine blog has asked me to share some of my art tips, art marketing and social media advice with their valuable readers—you! I’m excited to be a part of this blog and I look forward to getting to know you all through your comments. Some of...