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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, January 24, 2014

guest article from Artbusiness - How any artist can price thier work for sale

This is on of the many things that drives artists crazy - what is the actual monetary value of my work.
There's my view - all the work I put into it, etc.
Theres what people who do similar work to me are charging.
There's what people are willing to pay. I've had an experience with this with my most recent painting of a Cardinal In the Snow. A friend said she really loves cardinals and how do I get this one. I quote my usual price and got a "not in my budget" reply.
There's may other factors and this article from Artbusiness  How any artist can price their work for sale is a good one. Lots of good ideas here. Check it out

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