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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

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Revised painting - Boothbay Harbor: Church & Lobster Boats

As I mentioned when I posted this painting the first time, I was not 100% happy with it, but could not see what to do. I posted it on a number of sites, including the fanartreview site. This one encourges artists to comment on others paintings. I got some really good feed back from one person, who suggested I add clouds and darken the boat's reflections. I did that and a few other things, and I think it looks alot better.
This opens the can of worms about should you heed other artist's suggestions about your work. You can ignore it only if you are 100% certain its finished. Since i was not, I was open to suggetions.

So, here's the re-introduction of the painting - Boothbay Harbor: Church & Lobster Boats

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