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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

Saturday, December 11, 2010

New paintings and the Paramus Show.

I'm going thru my photographs trying to come up with my next group of paintings. I've decided on another Jackson's Mill Bridge, a Sussex Barn, and the Brandt Point Lighthouse in Nantucket. I also have one from Nantucket - A Lobster store right on the water with a fishing boat in front. Stay tuned.
I've heard nothing much from the Paramus Library except that one friend from the Ridge Diner Network group has seen it and likes my water pictures. The staff of the Library seems to a appreciate my bright colors. One said it makes the place feel a bit Summer-y. Nice to hear. I finally made up some business card and left them there.

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