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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

Monday, January 24, 2011

I'm on the Fine Art America Site now

I've added to my on-line merchandising empire - I'm also on the Fine Art America site. I'm sure its like anything else, different people have a default place they go to for whatever they are looking for, so gotta be there, too.
One of the problems is different sites handle photo pixel content differently, so some will accept lower pixel content and some wont. And sometimes the files are too big for them to handle. Its your basic Goldilocks and the Three Bears sort of thing - the pixels gotta be just right! I've added the Fine Art America URL to the merchandising section on my blog, so go and check it out!

1 comment:

  1. Jack--
    I'm very impressed with how you're moving forward to share your art with others. I like the idea of painting pictures of people's homes--let me encourage you to keep on, with an open mind for new ideas.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely landscapes.
    Great blog!
    Your friend Rosalie