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

Saturday, June 30, 2012

My Blog viewers - US #1, Ukraine #2???

one of the interesting thing about this blog is the stats that Blogspot keeps on viewings: how many people accessed the blog today, this week, this month, what browers and websites they came thru and where they originated. This week was an interesting one. I posted my Lighthouse - Barnegat Bay painting. In the past Ive gotten alot of hits in China (notorious copywrite infringers) and Russia. This week I got quite a few from the Ukraine (once part of the Soviet Union) Interesting. Thanks to all you in the Ukraine. Maybe you'll buy something from my merchandising area! A mug of my latest painting, maybe! United States 95 Ukraine 70 Canada 11 South Africa 7 France 5 United Kingdom 4 Netherlands 2 Paraguay 2 Germany 1 Georgia 1

Sunday, June 24, 2012

New Painting: Lighthouse - Barnegat Bay

This lighthouse is on the Northern tip of Long Beach Island on the New Jersey coast. LBI is a great place to visit and this is one of the highlights. There's lots of shopping and a great old-fashioned ice cream parlor nearby!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Art Thoughts - Posters and a cartoon

A few interesting art thought posters and a cartoon I've come across recently. More to come.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Painting - Field of Indian Blankets - Austin Texas

A friend living in Austin Texas, Kieve Garner, posted a picture on FB of a field of Indian Blanket flowers. With her permission, I painted it. I may do a few more! Check out my merchandising at the top of the blog and go to Mugsbyjack, Bagsbyjack and Fineartamerica to buy items with this painting on them.