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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

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bob Ross "Happy Little Clouds" - a painter's music video

As I've stated a few times, Bob Ross was my painting inspiration. Watching him got me started on the path to being a painter. A friend came a cross this video from PBS Digital Studios that remixed many of Bob's gentle teaching into a music video. Love this! "I believe" "Every day is a good day when you paint" Check it out Bob Ross Remix

1 comment:

  1. I wish you much success. Your story really touched me because my Dad, who recently passed away, was a HUGE Bob Ross fan and he also took up painting several years ago as a result of those weekly TV shows. I thought his paintings were pretty good and am sure yours are as well. I hope you keep painting those "happy little clouds".