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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 24, 2010

Process of discovery - Getting those note cards printed

One of my intentions is to get note cards printed once I get decent photos of my paintings. I was attending the Jacksonville Chapel Singles tonight and Angelique was giving everyone a Christmas present bag. In the bag were a pack of 4 note cards with her photos on front she had made via Vista print. We talked about the process and its rather easy. Vista print gives you generic white envelopes. For Angelique, this was not good enough, so she searched E-bay for envelopes that match the colors of each card. Vista Print is good for all sorts of things like this, as is the Kodak site, which can make mugs and other things. We discussed pricing, etc and she wants to partner with me when I start going to art shows. I encouraged her to go to craft fairs with her card packs.
I've been signing up on a number of artist oriented websites and newsletters. Gotta keep informed! Stay tuned

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