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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, February 10, 2011

Accepting commission, coasters on Printfection, Imagekind and Artbistro

One of my "services" as artist is accepting commissions - in my case 2 kinds
1) doing paintings of your house. This is a genre that seems to be a big thing, so I would like to try it. Email me a selection of picture of your house, condo, etc and we'll work out the money and time.

2) If you have a favorite landscape style photo you'd like me to do a painting of. I do all my painting from photos

In my continued quest to try as many of the art product websites as I can, I've set up Cork Bottom Coasters on the site http://www.printfection.com/artofjackmckenzie. Check them out.
I've also set up on Imagekind to sell prints. Like I've said, different people go different places. Check out the site http://JackMckenziesArt.imagekind.com/ Both are in my Merchandising section.

Artbistro is a sort of Linkedin for artists. Its run by Monster. Lots of good discussions on various topics and a chance to link up with other artists world wide

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