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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, November 1, 2013

Good article from Lori McNee - Commission Art: Tips to make it a success

One the things I want to do as an artist is to accept commissions from people to paint their favorite landscape style photo and do it in my own personal vacuum.  In my mind it would be a simple thing, but this article commissioned art - tips to make it a success from Artist Lori McNee on her FineArtTips  Facebook page is making me re-think that strategy. Here, she'd talking about major projects but even small ones still needs to be some kind of agreement hammered out. Understandings and expectations need to be clarified. She includes meeting schedules and agendas and a form to be filled out in the final agreement. As always a good article

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