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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

Thursday, October 10, 2013

New painting: Sailing Into An LBI Sunset

11 x 14 oil on canvas board.
This is the second painting in a new painting category of ocean sunsets. My longtime friend Jeannie Weiss and her family have a place on the bayside of Long Beach Island (LBI) on the Jersey Shore. They are always posting sunset pictures taken from from their deck. This one just insisted on being painted. so I did. My technique of getting the transition on the water between bright sunset colors and dark ocean needs work. I mentioned this when I posted the picture on my FB pages, so I'm sure I'll get some links from my friends list. As usual, I've created  some products on Zazzle - mugs bags and postcards

here's the painting
 and heres the orginal

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