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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, April 15, 2011

Title picture change and,,,

I changed the title picture to the Barn by Route 222 -Penn painting. I will do this once a month. I'm trying to figure out how to do slideshows that showup on the blog itself.

I'm thinking about the Franklin Lakes reception. The NewJerseyPlaces Twitter page retweeted my post on the reception, so we'll see what we get on that. I'm asking a few musician friends to provide background music, if not then a few cds will do. Going to make a real party out of it.

The Hohokus show is going okay, They have an events section on there website, but apparently never use, so will follow up on that.

The Winter Tire Swing -Maine picture is really coming along. The photo I'm doing it from was taken by my sister-in-law on the farm in Maine and its gets alot of raves from many places. Told her she needs to market it somehow.

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