- Jack McKenzie
- 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, June 17, 2013
Artist Spotlight - Tom Everhart.
I love discovering artists and I'm a great fan of the Peanuts comic strip. Tom Everhart satisfies both these. He's been around awhile, but I just saw great a piece about him on the Today Show. He was a Charles Schultz apprentice and Chuck encouraged him to use the Peanuts character in his own art. I'm a big Peanuts fan, so I naturally fell in love with his art, which is becoming very popular and going for high prices. At the end of the piece, you find an excited Al Roker who purchased one of these paintings several years ago for a few hundred dollars. There’s one of Lucy emulating the Scream painting and anything with Snoppy gets my attention. There's one of Snoopy wearing a coat that is full of the images of his little bird friend Woodstock. Here's an image of his Big Poppa painting of Snoopy
Check him out - http://www.everhartstudio.com