About Me

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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

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blog reorg

I am striving to make this a blog a more enjoyable experience. I've changed the title picture to what I consider my best painting. I've added several by-category slideshows to my blog - Lighthouses, Fishing Village, Covered Bridges, Paramus Show and other, this replacing the down-the-side photos. I've also taken new pictures of the paintings in my possession. I will be working on some barn paintings, so that will separate into another category soon. I've asked people I've give paintings to send me better photos, so that will be coming, too. This Saturday I am submitting my Tarifa Fishing Boats painting in the Ridgewood Art Institute juried show. Lets see if I'm accepted.

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