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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

Friday, March 22, 2013

New Painting - Warwick NY Barns in Fall II

Barns are on of my favorite painting subjects. Sadly, due to redevelopment or neglect, they are disappearing at a rapid rate. Its a great icon of the American spirit, so I think all of us artists, whether by paint or photo or other medium, should get out there and document them before they disappear. This is the second barn I've done from the Warwick NY area. I went wandering around there last fall taking pictures and got some good ones. Its 11 x14 oil on canvas board going for 200 dollars. If you would like to buy a mug or other product with this image, check it out here - Mugs


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