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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, February 14, 2011

I'm falling behind and one of my next paintings

As of now, I have am inventory of 12 actual paintings. I really need to step up production. I have so many other things happening in my life, like trying to find a "day" job in my chosen field of computer programming and other things, it gets hard to have a "painting time" and to be in the mood when I do have the time. I guess its just like any other job - you may not be in the mood, but ya gotta do it anyway. i also have to post here on a more regular basis.

I also have several weddings coming up and they are expecting my usual gift of a painting. I will be trolling my friends pics on Facebook and ask permission to paint them.
Talked to Hawthorne Library and that wont be for a while. She asked for my blog to check out my paintings.
I was at mu usual Monday morning networking meeting and got suggestions of looking for store to sell my cards. Gotta find those. I also showed some examples of my cards and they were all impressed.

I need to build up my barn portfolio. I posted that unusual barn I found on the backroads of Maine and here are two more I found in Sussex county.

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