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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

Monday, April 11, 2011

Works in progress - Lavalette Sunrise, Maine Winter Tire Tree and Nantucket Sail Boats

I working on three paintings right now and one is giving me problems

1) Lavalette Sunrise - This is photo from my High School graduating class's Facebook page

I've having problems with the sunrise reflections

2) Maine Winter swing

This will take a while. Lots of putting things in front of other things

3) finally - Nantucket Sailboats - this is a pic I took from the ferry

and its coming along well. Just have to let the land dry before I put the lighthouse in

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