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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

Monday, April 2, 2012

Another wedding, another gift of one of my paintings

Ever since I've been getting good at painting, I've given one of them as a wedding gift. I never thought of trying to sell any until lasy year. Last Saturday, a good friend, Lauren Witkowski married Steve Strogen in what I call the Board Game wedding. They love board games, so all the tables had different board game center-pieces and the guest place cards were for those tables. Very fun. Anyway, my gift the them was was my Fishing Boats - Galilee, RI painting
and heres my game board place card and the centerpiece for the wedding

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