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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, January 13, 2011

some Vistaprint testing and works in progress

I decided to check out how a painting would look on a greeting card and a mug. I gave Vistaprint a try and here's the results. Let me know what you think of them. Im thinking the title on the card should be smaller or in back and maybe no border at all. The mug is okay, but I'm not sure I'd produce anymore.

Here are a couple of works in progress - Menemsha pond and Jacksons Mill Bridge in Lancaster

1 comment:

  1. i like the cards, i think the font should be slightly smaller, is there a way you can let the photo bleed and keep the white part on the bottom with the title?

    the mug is nice, but it's more of a gift thing to give to a friend then some random person buying it (in my opinion anyway)

    I think you should do more cards, or also smaller like 5x7 or even 8x10 reprints of your photos for the next time you do a exhibit if people, i know i've seen that with photography exhibits