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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, March 11, 2011

blog spotlight: Bent objects, Paramus Patch Interview and new painting

Every once in a while, I like to spotlight blogs, websites and artists that I find interesting. Heres another one. http://bentobjects.blogspot.com/. Takes common objects and anthropomorphises them. Really Cool! I came across it when I checked out my friend Denises photography blog denisekeeganphotography.blogspot.com for her daily entry

I met Myles of the Paramus Patch at the Maywood Library for an interview, which lasted about 20 minutes. He took a picture of me next to the Fishing Boats Tarifa picture. Should be out next week sometime.

Finally started another painting of the Newport Harbor Lighthouse, also know as the Goat Island Light. Its a white hexagonal-shaped stone lighthouse on a white store platform. My computer is acting up and wont take in pictures, so you will have to wait!

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