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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, December 3, 2012

My paintings as wedding gifts - Mark and Kristin this time

When I started getting good at painting, I did not have the thought of going professional, so I would give them as wedding gifts. Since I was working at the Met Museum at the time, I would hang them on the wall of my cubicle for a week so I could say they hung in the Met. When the Met had employee art shows, I submitted mine which made it even more true.  Now, despite my attempts to sell them, I still so this. The last wedding i went to was a couple of weeks ago for Mark Miyamoto and Kristin Willis.
Each of my paintings has a business card size id card that I stick on for library shows. When I give the painting, I add a line, in this case - Collection of M & K Miyamoto. The paintng is my Smiling Barn - Maine
work. Hope they enjoy it!


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