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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, December 27, 2011

Here's a picture of an old painting of the Jersey Shore - "No Room On The Fence"

Every once in a while, I come across pictures I took of old paintings that I have no idea where they are. I had an album of all these old pics, but lost it.
This one is called "No Room On The Fence". I gave it to someone for a wedding gift and forget who that was.

Its a painting of a hurricane fence protecting a dune on the New jersey Shore somewhere, probably Island Beach State Park, since that was my friend's favorite beach to go to. We'd be there during the day and then head north to Seaside Heights for the boardwalk or head to Point Pleseant for the Lobster Shanty.

As I find more of these I will post them and maybe find out who has them.

Quote: No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Oscar Wilde

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