- Jack McKenzie
- 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 3, 2011
Fine Art America prints, Linkedin Arts groups and old paintings
The picture is of a print I ordered from Fineartamerica of my "Fishing Boats - Tarifa" painting and the painting itself. I think its a pretty good, but not perfect representation of it. You can order these and I will be selling these when(?) I do art shows. Expensive up-front cost, though
As with many other professions in the world, the Linkedin networking web site has many art professional people on it and associated groups to belong to. I've joined The Art Professionals Worldwide and the Artist and Sculptures groups. The name of the game is getting your name out there and linking up with other artists.
I've been seeking some of my early paintings, and I've come across a bunch in box in the basement and one on my aunts basement wall that I forgot I gave her. I will eventually be posting them is a slide show called " Early Paintings", but here is one