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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, August 2, 2012

The Washington Township Library show is up!

Well, I got the paintings into the library's community/program room. Nice space and the staff could not have been more helpful. Nice people. The only usage for the room this month is a weekly movie, so at least some exposure will come from that. They let me put a painting in the front entrance with a sign and there's a sign in front of the room, so hopefully that will draw some traffic. I also added the show to the Patch's (in both Paramus and Westwood-Hillsdale) events page. We shall see what happens

Here are a few pictures

Quote : When I work, I work very fast, but preparing to work can take any length of time.
Cy Twombly

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