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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

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Newest painting - Odd Maine Barn, painting of houses commissions and other stuff.

Okay folks, heres my latest painting thats more or less done. I'm titling this one "Odd Maine Barn" While visiting my brother and his family in Albion, Maine we went for a back roads drive and came across this barn with a store silo and a small barn on top of it. Took a few pictures and ended up painting this.

I'm becoming more convinced that the professional painter route is the God-given way to go. So many little things are popping up. A number of people in different places have suggested that I do paintings of people's houses. Ive checked with a couple of small real estate people who were rather un-enthusiastic about the idea, but enough other people have mentioned it that I will seek to offer it and asked the suggesters to be my sales people on the idea. We'll see.

As to the artistic interview thank you notes - NADA! NOTHING! It was an idea to try out and see what happens and nothing did.

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