Lori McNee

Lori McNee: Luminous Landscape Painting


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Create Beautiful Landscape Paintings in Just a Few Hours

For centuries … painters have been putting emotion and mood into their paintings.

Great painters have long since discovered that a painting cannot be just a representation of a scene.

A great painting needs to be a representation of a mood … the emotions the artist experienced in the place.

But how do you create mood and emotion?

How do you make your paintings feel luminous?

Are You Ready to Master This Skill Yourself?

You have two choices as an artist…

You can be self-taught and spend countless hours of frustration, burning years of time.

Or you can hire an experienced hand to guide you — overcoming years or even decades of frustration.

Which is why many of the most ambitious artists choose to learn directly from another artist to help them overcome years of experimentation.

A Proven Way to Paint Luminous Landscapes

It’s funny.

Just a few years ago, traditional oil painters might have looked down their noses at painters who used water-mixable oils.

They even viewed those paints as “inferior.”

Yet nowadays?

Many of the best painters are using them.

More and more traditional oil painters are jumping on the “water-mixable bandwagon.”

Heck, the quality of certain water-mixable oils is now so high, there are tons of advantages to using them over traditional oils.

Lori is a certified Master Artist in Water-Mixable Oil Paints. But you don’t have to use them–This video training will show you how to paint landscapes using the paint of your choice.


Here are a few of those benefits:

  1.  They dry faster than oil paints so you can usually apply additional layers much sooner.
     (But don’t worry — they don’t dry as fast as acrylics. You still get time to manipulate the paint.)
  2.  They’re easy to clean with soap and warm water.
  3. They don’t require solvents or toxic ingredients.
  4.  They’re more likely to maintain color integrity. In other words, they don’t dry lighter or darker than the way they look when applied.
  5.  They are great for travel when you can’t find solvent
  6.  And you can even mix them with your traditional oil paints.

You will be getting a world-class education when you learn her ways.

And it gets even better.

This video will cost cost you just a fraction of what you’d pay for her in-person workshops. Plus you don’t have to travel.

We filmed Lori’s entire painting process.

In that time, she shows you how to paint a winter landscape…

And how to paint a summer one.

You simply pick up your brush and paint along with Lori, following her brushstrokes and listening to her instructions.

It’s a proven model for learning fast. Plus, unlike a workshop, you can rewind things you want to understand more deeply and watch again


Here’s a preview of the tips and techniques you’ll discover as you go through the training videos:

  • An easy way to bring shadows to life to make your paintings more pleasing
  • Local color: what it is and why it’s important
  • A great discipline for a landscape painter that most painters don’t have
  • Discover what Lori says the best painters have in common
  • What Lori likes to do a couple of days after finishing her paintings to make them even better
  • Do this to your twigs and foliage to improve your landscape painting
  • How to soften the edges of the trees without losing your brushwork
  • Lori’s take on creating the perfect painting
  • Lori’s super tip for painting when traveling
  • How and when to add more texture into the trees to make your painting more interesting
  • The “Maynard Dixon technique” to give your painting the feel of the Old West
  • A simple way to separate good work from GREAT
  • A lesson in painting yummy clouds
  • How to keep your paintings from looking "fake"
  • The tool to make water shimmer.
  • The little-known “molecular mix” that Lori believes makes water-mixable oils a “winner” over traditional oils
  • Traditional oil painters sometimes complain about water-mixable oils being “sticky.” Yet if you do this easy thing, the paint will be more creamy and smooth than a chocolate sundae!
  • Why you shouldn’t use oils on this certain type of paper
  • Plus tons of other tips and techniques we want to leave as a surprise!


Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Belinda Hall
Great video!

I haven't even finished the video, and have learned a lot about her process as well as paints! Am going to refer back to this one a lot, I'm sure. She is very good at explaining her process as well as being a great artist.

Jeff Hammer
Lori McNee- Luminous Landscape Painting

For the past year I have been working hard to eliminate solvents from my studio. I was aware of water mixable oil paints but had dismissed them offhand as an inferior alternative to traditional oils. Seeing the results that Lori achieved with water mixable oils has made me reconsider my previous opinion of water mixable oils and I am now excited to give them a try.
In addition to the lesson on how to use the water mixable oils, also included are good lessons here on composition, color mixing, painting snow ( which I was sorely in need of), and how to paint realistic reflections.
Lori teaches in an easygoing manner that gives the viewer the confidence needed to attempt the paintings she presents, of which there are two included in this DVD.
I look forward to more from her in the future, hopefully a wildlife instructional. In the meantime I will be watching this one many times over.

Elizabeth McKenzie
Lori McNee: Luminous Landscape Painting

Lori is such a great teacher! I learned so much from doing these two paintings with her. I also learned so much about mixable oils and used them for the two pai...

Karen S Wadsworth
A Visual Manual for Water Mixable Oil Paints

Last summer I developed an allergy to traditional oil painting solvents, and thought I'd have to give up painting with oils. Lori McNee to the rescue! I knew very little about water mixable oils and had always thought of them as a "fringe" medium. Not so. Lori uses Cobra paints, and just like traditional oils they are richly pigmented, true oil paints. Using them requires a bit of a learning curve, but Lori gives you a great foundation and tips on how to use them with this video. I'm comfortable using them now and haven't looked back! I highly recommend this video for anyone who wants to learn how to use these lovely paints.

Lori McNee, Luminous Landscape Painting

This is definitely one of my go to videos. I have watched it several times and plan to watch it some more. I want to switch to water missable oils and this video is a great help. I also really enjoyed Lori's great personality and her ease of painting.