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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

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Painting: Barn - Albion Maine

This is 11 x 14 oil on canvas board
My brother and his family have a small farm in Albion Maine and I like to go exploring the area, trying to find subjects to paint.  This is a old barn on the back roads of Albion. The painting is done from a photo I took as we passed by in the car. I have gotten several good paintings using this method, the old point and shoot and see what you get later. My best painting using this is my Spanish Cafe - Gaucin Spain work. We were passing thru Gaucin on the way to Ronda and as were were passing this cafe, I shot a picture out the side window,

The barn here looks like it had been damaged in some way, by fire or some other accident, I'm not sure, but give some nice texture and visual grab to it.

If you'd like a mug with this image on in go here - Barn- Albion Maine Mug

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