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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

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New painting - Boothbay Harbor: Church and Lobster Boats

This is the second painting I've done of the Boothbay Harbor Catholic Church in Maine. I think it makes a great scene to paint - a church on the edge of a harbor with a working lobster fishing dock across the street. I will be doing a few more Boothbay Harbor paintings. There's a walkway and fishing shed that needs a couple of treatments as well as a few other scenes. so here it is -

as usual, check out my merchandising section to buy items based on this painting. In Cafepress, check out the Boothbay Harbor II section.


Quote: Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. Georgia O'Keeffe

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