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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

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Recipes for the feeding of a starving artist - Butternut Squash Ravioli

Okay, we've bee working hard on our visual art lives, so its time to contemplate that other art - cooking! I've made this dish - Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce once or twice. Delicious! It may seem like cheating to use wonton wrappers instead of pasta, but it works! There is also a version with sherried onion sauce  thats great, too. Just serve them with toasted walnuts or pecans and dried cranberries! Yum! The recipe Butternut Squash Ravioli
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