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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, October 13, 2011

New painting - Anchor on Panel - a "commission" from my 12 year old nephew

I've mentioned that I will do commissions of favorite landscapes style photos. My sister-in-law sent me the following picture, saying my 12 year old nephew wanted a painting of it.

Its not quite a landscape painting, ut its hard to refuse a request from family, so I did. It will be his Christmas present. I'm sure I will be getting "commissions" from his brother and sister (10yrs and 8yrs) soon. Heres the painting.

Quote: Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion. Vincent Van Gogh

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