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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, September 16, 2011

New Painting - Peggy's Cove Outhouse

I troll various photo sites looking for interesting photos to paint. This one is from the Flickr account of "Glorious Vintage". I find the picture and then email permission to paint it and ask for the pic to be emailed to me. GV was more than happy to do so. There is another picture I will be painting of a derelict boat and a few fishing boats near a large shed.

This one is an outhouse along the shore of Peggy's Cove Harbor on a slightly foggy day in Nova Scotia. Please visit my merchandising section to purchase items based on this image. The painting itself is 200 dollars. All my paintings are 11" x 14".

Quote: Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
Winston Churchill

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