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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 11, 2011

Using my Camp-of-the-Woods paintings for Zazzle products

One way an artists gets to make a few pennies from his/her paintings is by posting products on Zazzle, Fineartamerica and other sites. It also comes from appealing to niche markets - dogs, horses, light houses, etc. Here, I'm trying to get to the Camp-of-the-Woods of Speculator, NY market.
COTW is a Christian family camp in the Adirondacks thats been around for over 100 years and my family has been going to for 3 generations. Check out their site.

Their chef, Lance Nitihara, is a favorite on the Food Network show Chopped - Crunch Time.

I've been doing occasional paintings of the Camp and they are hanging on the Camp's walls. The accepted procedure is that despite selling or giving a painting to someone, the artist retains image rights. Camp-of-the-Woods is free to use those rights, too. So, for all you who attend Camp-of-the-Woods here's my store for you! I will be donating 25% of whatever I make to the Camp. I also have a little SEO action going at the same time.


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