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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

Friday, July 8, 2011

New Painting - Cherry Trees - The Reader

Here is my latest painting July 8th 2011

Official Title: Cherry Trees - The Reader
A woman peacefully read a book in a grove of cheery trees in NYC's Central Park

This is from a series of photos I took of a grove of cherry trees on the west side of the Central Park Reservoir in NYC's Central Park.

Here's the picture I used

and here's the painting.
as you can see I modified the colors of the reader and her things. Wanted a little more color besides pink here.
As always here is the Zazzle site containing items based on this image for sale (mugs, postcards, etc)


and the Fineartsamerica site

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