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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

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Painting - Maine Barn and paintings I'm working on

I am presenting a new painting - another in my Barn series. This is another barn I found on the backroads of Maine. The original picture had the farmer's name on it, which I did not include. For name I'm calling in Maine Barn, but I'm thinking of calling it Smiling Barn - Maine

As to what I'm working on there are 5 paintings in the hopper, 1 started and 4 to be started.
1) a Lancaster Covered Bridge
2) another Woodshole lighthouse - this time from the ferry with a sailboat in front
3) the West Chop lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard - also from the ferry
4) another Central Park Cherry Tree painting - this time with a painter doing his thing
5) same as above, except with a woman sitting on a blanket reading

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