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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, December 27, 2013

interesting things - The Dalek/art master 2014 calendar mashup

Besides being very much the artist, I am also big into science fiction. Doctor Who, the British sci-fi tv show that's been around off and on for 50 years, is one of my favorites. The basic premise is an alien with a time/space machine traveling anywhere and anywhen with human companions.
I also enjoy art mashups, where well know art pieces are redone using various cartoon characters. One of my favorites is characters from the Justice League (Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman, etc) are seen in a version of Sunday in the Park with George.
This is one of those mashups. The Doctor Who has an enemy called the Daleks - octopus like creatures encased in metal bodies with odd appendeges always out to exterminate people. I enjoyed them, My favorites is the take on Rene Magritte's painting of bowlered hat men raining down on the city. Check this out from the Tonecartoons website Dalek art master mashups as a 2014 calendar

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