- Jack McKenzie
- 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 30, 2012
My Camp-of-the-Woods Postcard ( my photo, not a painting)
As I said in a previous post, Camp-of-the-Woods, a Christian family camp in Speculator New York, has a postcard photo contest and 7 are chosen to be that year's postcards. One of my photos was chosen. COTW sent me a couple of samples of the postcard with my photo on it. There were 6 other winners in this poastcard contest. Mine is the only Fall picture. It looks good. I just wish they had put a caption on it, identifying where it was taken. Most of the people who come to the Camp have never been out to Tapawingo, the island in the middle of the lake where this was taken. I hope they buy it for the colors (not that I make anything from it). Enjoy!