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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 30, 2011

Recipes for the feeding of a starving artist - F&W's Mushroom slideshow

I am a huge fan of mushrooms. I put them on my salad, I've made mushroom soup and put them in my chicken recipes. One of my favorite recipe sites to check in on is Foodandwine.com. Today I found this mushroom recipe slide show with some pretty interesting stuff. a few soups and a goat cheese stuffed mushroom. For some reason I'm taken by this corn and shitake fritter recipe. So here's the link. Check it out!


Quote: "The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living"
Dione Lucas

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