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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

Saturday, November 30, 2013

New painting: Campbell's Covered Bridge - South Carolina

This is a another painting I've done from a photo posted on FB, this time by my cousin's wife Clareen Lynch. This is the Campbell's Covered Bridge in Landrum, South Carolina. It is the only one left in the state. The picture of the painting was taken by my brother's wife with a much better camera than my own. My camera  as well as my home computer and monitor need to be replaced, since past painting fotos have looked okay on my home screen, but when I finally looked at them on another, they looked slightly blurry and give a wrong impression of my style.
As usual you can buy a mug  or bag of this painting from Zazzle and you can create other products from there.

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