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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

Monday, November 12, 2012

Guest artist - Chen Chun Hao - Traditional Chinese Landscape using nails

One of my favorite styles of painting in the traditional Chinese landscape painting - the large mountainous landscape with small figures almost lost in it. When I worked at the Met, I spent a lot of time in the Chinese art galleries. On FB, the Artify It page posted pictures of the work of Chen Cun Hao who "paints" these traditial Chinese paintings using mosquito nails, thousands of them! Very impressive. I'm always excited to see artists doing things in new ways! Check out the link and the pictures provided

Chen Chun Hao

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