- Jack McKenzie
- 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, July 30, 2011
New Painting - Boothbay Harbor: Church and Lobster Boats.
Another of my favorite places is Boothbay Harbor in Maine. Very picturesque and full of tourists. One of the major vistas is the Catholic Church right at the edge of the harbor. There are docks with lobster boats right in front. I have not come across many paintings of this scene, which to my mind should be iconic, so I did two of them. This is the first one. Its a view from the harbor tour boat. I am not totally pleased with the results of this one, but it just feels finished. Enjoy, and check out the my two places to buy items based on the painting.