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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

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Favorite Things to paint - 12/09/10 - Lancaster Covered Bridges

This for any of my fellow artists who have a thing for covered bridges. Lancaster County in Pa is full of them and Jackson's Mill bridge is my favorite. Its the south eastern part of the county, far from the usual Amish Country hangouts. Its worth the trip. There is a three silo barn 100 yards from it, so its picturesque-ness is off the charts. And get a picture of a Amish buggy coming thru, as I did,(I now have to learn how to paint horses) and you have as perfect a picture as you can get. There is a hill on the other side from the barn, so can get above the bridge views, too. Check the site below for details. I've painted this 4 times and will continue to do more


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