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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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New painting - Lavender on Blue Chair

I've not done a still life, so here's my first try at it. I came across this picture on Pinterest and decided to do it. Lavender is one of my favorite flowers (besides Black-eyed Susans) and I love the pictures of lavender in the French Countyside. Several of my friends call my sea paintings my "Blue Paintings" since that's the predominate color, so this may become part of that category. As usual, this image is copywrited.
This is an orange vase of lavender on old blue chair against a blue background. Has a very French feel to it! As usual, if you like this image, I've used Zazzle to create bags and mugs and this time cards for you to purchase and enjoy!


  1. Very likely that photo on Pinterest is copyrighted as well, so you would need to get permission to replicate it.

    1. I tried tracing it. It was on Picasa but got a page not found message. I tried a Google image search, but found it on a lot of other Pinterest pages and few other blogs but no original poster.