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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

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Painting - the Jackson's Mill Covered Bridge in Lancaster

This is the 4th (or 5th) is series featuring the Jackson's Mill Covered Bridge in Lancaster Pa. It has a 3 silo barn at one end so it makes it an exceptionally picturesque bridge. I have another painting of almost the same view, but standing to the right of the fence and the sun is coming the other way. The original photo of that one has an Amish horse and buggy coming out of it, but I have not mastered horses yet, so thats a future project. I'm working on two other paintings, which should be finished in a week or so.

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