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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, October 11, 2011

Accepting commissions - I will do a painting of your vacation house - check example

I think I've mentioned before that several friends have suggested I do painting of either peoples primary houses or their vacation homes. Well here is an example of a painting I did of a relative's vacation-now-primary home on Lake Pleasant in Speculator New York in the Adirondack Park area.

I am accepting commissions to do a painting of your primary or vacation home. the basic procedure is to email me several photos of the house and I will begin work on it. My fee for this is (as of now) 250 dollars. I have no idea what the market for this is, so we shall see. Hope to hear from you!

quote: An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
James McNeill Whistler

1 comment:

  1. very cool! well if I ever become super rich & can afford a vacation home I will definetly commission you!