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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, November 3, 2013

another good Lori McNee post - 5 unique ways to brainstorm out of a creative rut

Lori always has some great posts about the creative process and other topics the artist should be interested in. My last post contained her the process of doing commissions. This article is one she found on
Mike Wienke's blog  brain boltz
This article is 5  unique ways out of a creative rut. This is one for writers, painters, song writers and any other creative types who are not being so! Here's the article from Lori's site - 5-unique-ways-to-brainstorm-out-of-a-creative-rut

The 5 ideas are -
Create An Inspiration File
Draw The Dictionary
Forced Association
Stream Of Consciousness Writing
Meditation / Do Something else

Go to the article to get the details
I like the line -
As the old saying goes, “A watched pot never boils,” so stop waiting for inspiration to strike.

check it out!

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