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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

Saturday, May 25, 2013

New painting - Barn Near Saugerties NY

I travel the New York State Thruway several times a year to get to the Adirondack region  of  NY State to get to a Christian camp called Camp-of-the-Woods in Speculator NY. Along the way there are a number of barns visible from the road. Its a little dangerous to stop and take pictures, but I do it. This one is at mile marker 97 just before the Saugerties exit and is on an internal road that parallels the parkway called Kings Highway. This is my usual 11 x 14  oil on canvas board. Check out the Mug and bags I've created on Zazzle with this image on them. Enjoy!


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