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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

Friday, December 17, 2010

Entering The Ridgewood Art Institute Jury Show and other stuff

The days of my Paramus Library showing are coming to a close with little feedback. A little disappointing , but I'm just beginning this venture. My next one will be to try to be accepted in the The Ridgewood Art Institute Regional Open Jury Show in January. This requires an entry fee of 35 dollars and that does not guarantee I will be accepted. If I am accepted, that will be a notch up in my artist career.

I've been exploring other artist websites and blogs. I see many of them doing what I want to do: their art on note cards, tiles, mug, prints, and t-shirts. I have a few friends who are photographers and my next step is to get high quality photos of my paintings to use for prints,etc. Stay tuned!

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