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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, June 28, 2011

Interesting article - How to stage your first art exhibition - from Lori McNee's Finearttips

Another great article from Lori. A lot of great ideas here.


I would add to this the idea of posting on as many on-line artist sites that have event calendars as you can find. Fineartamerica, artitsinternetcafe, fanartreview, artfairinsider to name a couple.
AOL is trying to corner the market in local news and has set up "patch' site for many towns with local editors and they have event calendars. I live in Paramus, so I post on the Paramus Patch no matter what other town I'm displaying in, http://paramus.patch.com/ plus that town's patch or if no patch a nearby Patch. Here's the main Patch Page to help you find your local Patch


Quote: Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. ~John Ruskin

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