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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, September 27, 2011

THe Pascack Art Association October Art show

The Pascack Art Association is having a show at the Hawthorne Library in October. I'm entering 3 of my best paintings, which I have to deduct from the Park Ridge Library Show. The three are 1) Fishing Boats -Tarifa Spain 2) Tire Swing in Winter- Maine 3) Cherry Trees - The Sketcher. I will be away at my brother's farm in Maine when they have the reception on the 16th, but its good to enter anyway! I will post more on this soon

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