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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

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Painting - Neil's Harbor and Lighthouse - Nova Scotia

One of my favorite places is Nova Scotia. Its full of wonderful fishing harbor scenes and lighthouses and other great scenery.Did I mention also the great seafood, too? It's also a rather Scottish place,especialy in Cape Breton. I was staying in Baddeck and heard bagpipes coming across the Bras D'or. I have friends who love going there, too, so I get to use their pictures in paintings. This painting is from a photo by Joe Madsen.

This painting is of Neil's Harbor and Lighthouse in Cape Breton. A small but picturesque fishing village with some great seafood houses to get a good meal!
I added this to my Mugsbyjack store, so check it out in my Merchandising section above this post!

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

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