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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, May 24, 2011

New Painting of Nantucket! Title: Brandt Point Lighthouse - A View From the Ferry IV

This is another in my Nantucket - a View From the Ferry Series. I think this is the fouth one. I go on a yearly bike trip with some friend around Nantucket, staying at the Hostel on South Beach. My favorite things on the Island, besides the Sweet Inspiration chocolate shop and their chocolate covered cranberries,


is the harbor lighthouse. There's a webcam on top of one of the churches that looks out on the harbor with a great view of the lighthouse and I have that as an app on my iPod.


The Ferry sweeps in and does an pivot around the lighthouse and I'm usually on the upper deck, taking pictures on a downwards angle. I love the unusual view you get from that. I have a number of great pictures from the island that I want to do, so stay tuned all you Nantucket Lovers!

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