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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, October 18, 2012

Lego Bob Ross

A friend, Susan Joy Clark, passed this amusing picture of a Lego version of Bob Ross. As I said in my last post Bob Ross is a seminal figure in my art life. Speaking of that last post, another friend suggested I get a t-shirt made out of the Bob Ross poster, I may just do that. My friend Susan mentioned at the beginning is a writer of Christian novels and I posted links to her blog and her first book "And The Violin Cried". Gotta help each other as much as possible!

Susan's Blog
And The Violin Cried

quote - At moments of great enthusiasm it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this beautiful and important. - M.C.Escher

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