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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

Thursday, March 24, 2011

works in progress - Newport Lighthouse and Pennsylvania Farm

I've got 3 in progress but these two are the ones getting the most of my attention now. I also have to start on the Lavalette Sunrise.

Newport Lighthouse - the basics of the lighhouse itself are on canvas, just have to work in the details.

Pennsylvania Farm - This is a picture I took of a farm along Rout 202 going from Allentown to Lancaster. The blank area is where the dried corn stalks go. I want to do all the barns and silos first before blocking in the corn

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