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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, August 27, 2011

New painting - Tire Swing in Summer - Maine

here's my lastest painting as of August 27th, 2011. There's a hurrican bearing down on the NYC area. Pray that my trees stay up.

This is titled: Tire Swing in Summer - Maine. Its a view of the tire swing on my brother's farm in Maine this Summer. Please visit my merchandising sites (Fineartamerica, Zazzle, etc) to purchase mugs, postcards, prints, etc with this image on them.

Its a companion piece to my Tire Swing in Winter - Maine painting and there will be more in this series. My sister-in-law Julie is taking pictures all thru the year. Maybe next one will be in the Fall

quote: “Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.” Robert Motherwell

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