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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, June 30, 2014

New painting: Menemsha Bike Ferry - Martha's Vineyard

So after a few posts of the process of painting it, here it is. Final title: Menemsha Bike Ferry - Martha's  Vineyard. As I've said before, my friends and I usually go to Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachucetts , stay at the hostel in East Tisbury right by the airport and bike the island for the weekend.  The ferry take you across the inlet between the Aquinna/Gay Head lighthouse and the fishing village of Menemsha, saving a 10 mile hilly ride. It puts you almost in front of the General store with its inviting ice cream window. Here's the review of the ferry on Yelp. menemsha bike ferry
Occasionally its supposed to be running and its not. Bummer!

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