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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

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Artist Spotlight - Anastassia Elias - Toilet Roll Sculpture

One thing is for sure - wherever there is an empty space, there is an artist with the vision to fill it: from eye of needles to giant walls. In this case, the empty space is inside the most ignored of containers - the toilet roll. Really cool looking stuff. The artist is Anastassia Elias from Paris France. Lots of lively scenes inside the tube, from boxing matches to jugglers. Its all in monochrome, but I'm sure color will arise eventually. I came across this on Pinterest and, as Ive said before, Pinterest is a great place to discover and be discovered. Check the site out - I should note that there is something wrong with my blogs settings and the link is not forming, so until that is figured out, you will have to cut and paste. Here's his website - http://www.behance.net/gallery/Paper-cuts-Rolls/241623 and here's a few pictures -

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