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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

Monday, November 11, 2013

New Painting - Nova Scotia Barn in Fall I

One of my favorite places is Nova Scotia. Peggy's Cove, Digby, Baddeck, The Cabot Trail -  all great places. I listen on-line to KLEE from Baddeck. I have friends who are moving there. Since I usually paint from photos, I troll Facebook for pictures from friends and, in this case, the Nova Scotia page. This is a photo by Phil Volger off that page. I always ask permission to paint someone's photo and usually get it. This is a nice Fall scene of a barn in Welsford, Nova Scotia in the Annapolis Valley region. As usual I've created a mug and a bag via Zazzle for this painting and you can create other products, too. So here's the painting. Enjoy!

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