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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

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My niece's wedding present - my Paper Mill Covered Bridge painting

When my paintings started to become something I thought was presentable, my main intention was to give them as wedding gifts and the occasional 50th anniversary gift. I painted occasionally when the mood struck and an upcoming wedding  was the usual motivation.  I have given over 20+ paintings as gifts and I did not keep track of who I gave what to. Only in the past 2 or 3 years has painting become a move active activity in my life, trying to display and sell them and items based on them, but I still give them as wedding gifts.

My niece Christine got married to Frank Portera on March 28th and a month or so before a I asked her what she would like in a painting - one of my current stock or if there was a photo she would like painted. The question never got a definite answer, so I chose one of my current paintings  -  Paper Mill Village Covered Bridge - Bennington VT. Hope they like it

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