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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

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Painting - Fishing Boat - Galilee, Rhode Island

Every year I go with some friends on a weekend bike trip around Martha's Vineyard. Sometimes I drive up on my own and while htey go home, I venture elsewhere in New England. This time, my destination was Block Island. But, since we got back to the mainland from Marthas Vineyard late Sunday Afternoon, I had to stay somewhere. Since the ferry for Block Island departed from Galilee, Rhode Island, thats where I went. Galilee is a larger than usual fishing town. Boats everywhere and some great seafood restaurants. I took lots of pictures and will be painting more from there. This one is of a fishing boat going out the channel to the sea.

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