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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, December 16, 2011

I finally have a website (from Vistaprint)

For the past year that I've trying to make a few bucks from my talent for painting, I've been relying on my blog, with dismal results. So, I've been looking around at different sites that offer do-it-yourself websites. They are not as elegant as professional site makers, but with limited resources, it will do for now.

I went on Vistaprint and discovered I had signed up for a site with them a year ago and with a great name, www.artofjackmckenzie.com. It seems from the statistics page I've had a bit of traffic, but since there was not much on it, nothing happened. Forgot I had done this.

Well, Ive been busy making up for lost time! Please visit it and check out what I've done. Its a work in progress. I've added the link to it on the right hand column. Comments will be appreciated!

Quote: To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist. ~Schumann

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