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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, June 18, 2011

Interesting article for Father's Day - from Artbizblog - 6 steps For Artist Father to Grow Creative Kids and a new follower

What a great article to appear just in time for Fathers Day. Father's (and Mother's too) should encourage their child to explore the creative side. Many times the child has to hide or supress this from a non-supportive family or friends (a little bit of Billy Eliot there), particularly if its a sports nut Father and wants to live vicariously thru his sons sports deeds and the son will not cooperate. to. This article has some every good idea to that end.


Just got a new follower. Its a teen setting up his own blog and so far he's following two Justin Bieber blogs and me! Interesting!

Quote: The artist is the antenna of the race. Ezra Pound

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