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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

Friday, February 18, 2011

New Painting - Row Boats-Menemsha Pond

This shows a bunch of fishermen's row boats at a dock on Menemsha Pond in Marthas Vineyard. For the past 10 years or so, Ive gone with friends to Martha's Vineyard in mid-June to stay at the Hostel in East Tisbury and bike around the island. This spot is off a bridge on State Road at the bottom of a long hill on the way to the Aquinna/Gay Head light house. I'm a little disappoint as to how the water turned out, but trying to fix things made it worse. Hope you like it!

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