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Paramus, New Jersey, United States
No, this in not a blog about gardening in any way, but a journal of my journey to become a professional landscape painting artist. For years, I’ve given my paintings as wedding gifts without thinking of profiting in some way from it. I worked for 18 years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC as a computer programmer. I have been a painter since 1990, coincidentally, when I started working at the Met. I watched Bob Ross do his thing on Channel 13 in New York and decided I could do this, too. I have no formal training. I incorporate Bob's wet-on-wet technique for sky and water. My subject matter is covered bridges, lighthouses, fishing village scenes, barns, etc. Maine, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Nova Scotia and Spain are some of the places I have painted. My style is detailed and sometimes people think a photo of the painting is an actual photo of the scene. I hope to continue and grow in this medium. I also like to cook & dance. I am also a committed Christian. I am taking commissions - painting your landscapes style photos or your vacation home. Prices on request. contact me - Jackmck@juno.com my website is www.artofjackmckenzie.com

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Blizzard in New Jersey - great time to paint row boats

Well, it seems we are in the middle of a blizzard in the NY/Northern NJ area. My sister is watching the local snow reports intensely. I listen occasionally, but what comes, come and it will be gone by Friday (temp in the 50s). Cant go anywhere, great time to paint. I'm 3/4 thru a covered bridge paintind and sections need to dry before I can continue. I'm starting a row boat series. You go to any fishing village and the docks or full of the row boats fishermen use to get to their boats. I have a great photo I took of them on Menemsha Pond in Martha's Vineyard that I want to start. Nows the time.

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