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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, October 25, 2013

from Artpromotivate - 103 topics to write for art blogs

I am not a consistent blogger. I write occasionally, like when I begin a new painting or when its finished. I also have my Recipes for the Starving Artist and an occasional spotlight on an artist I find interesting. I'm looking for ideas and this article showed up as a tweet from Artpromotivate 103-topics-to-write-about-for-art-blogs
Here are a few from this article. Gotta do some of these!
  1. Artists you admire, and why.
  2. A recent painting, drawing, sculpture, etc. you are working on.
  3. Why you decided to become an artist.
  4. Topics about your art creation process.
  5. Lessons you have learned as an artist.
  6. Tips on art promotion.
  7. How you choose your painting palette.
  8. A slideshow of your art.
  9. Blog your favorite artist quotes.
  10. Quotes that inspire you.
  11. Tips on using your sketchbook

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