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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

Saturday, May 21, 2011

my "art space" on Lori McNee's Finearttips site and 3 works in progress

Lori McNee, on her Finearttips Facebook page, usually asks each weekend, "what's on your easel this weekend" and I and others post works in progress. About two weeks ago, she asked what does your "art space" look like and I posted my little art corner. It made it on to her website, so here it is.


I have 3 paintings in progress this week. 1) almost finished with Brandt Point Lighthouse - A view From The Ferry IV 2) another Maine barn and silo and 3) the first of my Central Park series - a Cherry Tree grove picture with someone leaning against a tree starting a sketch. It will be called - Cherry Tree Sketcher - CentralPark

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