About Me

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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, March 29, 2012

Friends who paint - Mary Taylor's Living Room Dancer

I have a few friends who are artists and I'm going to start posting their work. Today its Mary Taylor, who is not only a good painter but one of my favorite local Christian singer/songwriters. Check out her Facebook page which will direct you to her music website - https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=666208693 Here is her latest painting - Living Room Dancer (my title). has a Degas vibe to it.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Interesting article from Artpromotivate.com - 10 social Networks for artist 2012

Gotta get yourself out there more than ever! -------------------- http://www.artpromotivate.com/2012/03/10-social-networks-for-artists-2012.html

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New picture of an old painting: Fishing Boat -Cape Cod

This is a new picture of an old painting I did years ago. I never got a decent high res picture of it and its been hanging on a friend's wall in Florida these many years. I finally asked them to take a good pic of it and got it. This is called Fishing Boat - Cape Cod. Its somewhere on the outer elbow of Cape Cod. I made a mug on Zazzle of this so check out my mugs store.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

New Painting - Cape Cod Beach

I gave a preview of this in a previous post and here's the final product. Cape Code Beach! Visit the mechandising areas at the top of this blog to purchase an item with this images on it.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Another art site invitation. Artsyhome.com and ending the library shows

The proprietors of Artsyhome.com saw my paintings on art-profiles.com and decided to ask me to post there. Registration is free, but to get the full effect, I'd have to pay 18.95 amonth. I'm going on there, but sticking with the free portion for now and only posting a few paintings for now. Ckeck out my page http://www.artsyhome.com/?cat&s=artofjackmckenzie I'm stopping the library shows, except the one for Montclair in September. Nice to be out there, but nothing in terms of sales. I did this for a year and it was interesting, but time to end it. Still, not sure who has seen me and wants more. Ya never know