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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, April 5, 2011

Last painting in current group I started - Barn Along Route 222, Pennsylvania.

Title: Barn Along Route 222, Pennsylvania. This is the last of a group of paintings I started a week or so ago. I usually do three or four at once. This barn is somewhere between Allentown and Lancaster. There is a project to widen route 222 since there is so much traffic heading for Lancaster and because of the housing boom around there. Sadly this means many old barns and other structures have to be sacrificed. Gotta get as many pictures of these as we can before they are gone

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